The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum encourages children to get involved in science and the arts from a young age through interactive exhibits, and parents will love that it’s housed in a historic 1914 theater.
Arts are big in Champaign, from the university throughout the community.
The City of Urbana hosted a tour of Urbana’s mid-century modern homes on May 6, 2012.
The tour featured seven houses built during the middle of the twentieth century that exemplify modernist design features, such as the use of transparencies, the connection to nature, the use of open plan design, and simple geometries.
Every April, it hosts Roger Ebert’s Nearby, the Art Theater Co-Op is the only single-screen movie theater that still exists and functions as a movie theater.
But we don’t need an excuse to go to this destination, which features food grown in its own garden and fish flown in fresh daily.And the popcorn you receive when you sit down, too. And the Brussel sprouts (a seasonal item) are one reason I look forward to the weather getting cooler, but sitting on its lovely patio makes this a great summer destination. Fish is a specialty; some people rave about the pizza.No matter what you get, I always leave Timpone’s feeling like it was a great value.But don’t be fooled — there’s nothing pretentious about it. If you like to eat outside, ask for a table on the screened in porch overlooking the pond. tender spank Gentle and kind, well mannered in public, imaginative and sensual in private European born artist and college professor.At the Station Theatre, you can check out plays from the Celebration Company, or take one of their training courses for actors, writers and designers.“In what would ordinarily be considered a small town, residents have access to major city amenities,” says Terri Reifsteck, Vice President of Marketing for the Champaign-Urbana CVB.Urbana has a rich architectural heritage dating back to the 1800s when the City was first settled.Architecturally, Urbana is known primarily for its Victorian buildings.You know, the kind of meal where you don’t have to worry about taking the kid to the bathroom the moment your hot food arrives, or eating so fast you can barely taste what is in your mouth because the toddler is about to have a nuclear meltdown.Some of our favorite stops: Big Grove Tavern, downtown Champaign. I love everything about this place — the atmosphere, the food, the people watching. Located on campus right not far from the Canopy Club and Krannert Center, this is a great place to eat if you are going to an event at one of those places — or if you just want to have some darn good food in a comfortable, relatively quiet place.