About Us

Our Mission

We promote a welcoming destination experience for visitors to strengthen economic opportunity and enhance the lives of residents.


Experience Champaign-Urbana will be a connected and collaborative leader in promoting the region as an extraordinary destination to visit, work and live.


The greater Champaign-Urbana area will provide energetic and innovative experiences, attracting visitors and potential residents from around the world.

Established in 1982, Experience Champaign-Urbana is the official tourism destination marketing and management organization for Champaign County. Located at 17 E. Taylor St., a pedestrian walkway, you'll find us in between the Blind Pig Brewery and Farren's Pub. You can access our space through Taylor St., just North of Farren's Pub, or utilizing street parking on Neil or Walnut.

Whether you're in town for a quick bite, a big shopping trip or a week of business, our Welcome Center is the perfect spot to pick up information on the Champaign-Urbana area's best spots. You'll find informational brochures, reading materials and personalized concierge services from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. So, stop in and say "hi" on your next visit!

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


About Our Directory

Experience Champaign-Urbana provides directory listings to all tourism-related businesses in brick and mortar spaces including bars and restaurants, shops, museums, markets, attractions, hotels, B&Bs, parks, recreation, art, music and entertainment venues. In addition, the directory features listings related to the event industry including venues, facilities, florists, photographers, DJs, audio-visual and caterers. All listings are complimentary and include a description, photo and pertinent contact information.

The listings are updated and verified regularly but it is recommended that guests make direct contact with the business for any potential business changes. Experience Champaign-Urbana assumes no liability for outdated information.

Experience Champaign-Urbana staff receives information directly from businesses in addition to actively researching new businesses through various media outlets, search engines, social media channels and local business organizations. As a publicly-funded organization, we do not evaluate or editorialize any of the listings on our website.

Official member of the Illinois Destinations Association

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