Easily reach the University of Illinois and other top things to do in Champaign

During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Champaign, bring the family to visit the out-of-this-world William M. Staerkel Planetarium and to see the latest independent film at The Art Theater Co-op. Kick off the day by picking pumpkins or apples with the kids at Curtis Orchard, and then browse the stores at Market Place Shopping Center. If you're looking for fun and educational things to do, learn about art, history, music, or science at nearby museums like the Krannert Art Museum or Orpheum Children's Science Museum. Since our hotel is near the University of Illinois, you can head to Memorial Stadium to show your blue-and-orange pride at a Fighting Illini game. After a rousing victory, our hotel rooms and suites provide a welcome place to relax.

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Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

5.54 mi / 8.92 km from the hotel
A popular family-focused attraction, Curtis Orchard is home to apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and kid-friendly activities from July through December. Browse the on-site country store for items like local honey, toys, jellies, and award-winning apple cider.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion

2.72 mi / 4.37 km from the hotel
Spend time with the family at Krannert Art Museum, where you can enjoy free admission to the second-largest general fine arts collection in the state of Illinois.

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

7.87 mi / 12.67 km from the hotel
This wooded preserve occupies nearly 900 acres in Mahomet and offers opportunities for hiking, picnicking, skiing, boating, and fishing in the Sangamon River.

Market Place Shopping Center

0.61 mi / 0.99 km from the hotel
Make a day of it at this shopping center, home to nearly 100 popular retailers like Express and Victoria’s Secret. Need a break? Rest your feet while the kids ride the carousel or play on the indoor playground.

The University of Illinois – Memorial Stadium

2.78 mi / 4.48 km from the hotel
Built in 1923 to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in WWI, this stadium is home to the Fighting Illini football team.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Housed in a 1914 vaudeville and moving-picture theater, this art and science museum features exhibits that are so much fun the kids will forget they’re learning!

Parkland College

2.01 mi / 3.24 km from the hotel
Set conveniently at the convergence of I-74, I-57, and I-72, Parkland College offers a beautiful 255-acre campus and major areas of study such as aviation and agriculture.

State Farm Center

2.99 mi / 4.81 km from the hotel
State Farm Center is recognized by sports fans and concertgoers far and wide for its signature white dome and warm, glowing lights.

The Art Theater Co-op

1.4 mi / 2.26 km from the hotel
Are you a movie buff? Come share some popcorn with friends and family at this community theater space that screens the latest independent, foreign, and art films.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2.65 mi / 4.26 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Fighting Illini or attend a cultural event at the nearby University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a 4,552-acre campus that more than 51,000 students attend.

Virginia Theatre

1.47 mi / 2.37 km from the hotel
Situated in the Champaign Park District, the historic Virginia Theatre hosts film festivals, poetry competitions, children’s parties, and networking events.

William M. Staerkel Planetarium

2.06 mi / 3.32 km from the hotel
Journey into space without leaving the planet at this exciting attraction on Parkland College’s campus. Teach your kids how to find constellations, and check out the planetarium’s collection of meteorite samples in the lobby.