Sports & Recreation


Whether you're up for a round of golf or are searching for a place to have fun with your friends, we have ample indoor and outdoor spaces for recreation. Check out all the opportunities to stay active in Champaign-Urbana!


Whether you want to pet some goats, get kisses from reindeer, or marvel at exotic animals, we have a spot to bring out your inner child.

Go for a Climb

One of the most colorful spaces in town, Urbana Boulders will give you as much or as little of a challenge as you can handle when you take to their climbing walls. Try their challenge of doing courses that match the color of your shirt or take the easiest path to get to the top. With their regular revolving courses, artistic interior and collaborations with spots like Cloud Mountain Kombucha, you’ll have a fun day of play in this active space.

Hit the Links

We’re a golf town, thanks to the always impressive Fighting Illini Men’s and Women’s golf teams. Pack the clubs and spend some time at our public golf courses, ready to welcome you for a day on the greens.


The Champaign-Urbana area is brimming with attractions suitable for all ages, making it an ideal destination for families, solo travel, and everyone in between. From enriching educational experiences like the Engineering Open House to thrilling outdoor adventures, check out this comprehensive guide on ways to play (for all ages!) in the Champaign-Urbana area.



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