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Have fun at the Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center, located on East Michigan Avenue.


Try out your golfing skills at the Stone Creek Golf Club, which can be found on E Stone Creek Boulevard.


Visit the Anita Purves Nature Center, situated on North Broadway Avenue, where you can admire eye-catching beautifully colored gardens, also featuring picnic tables and playgrounds for the little ones.


Spend a beautiful day out with the family at Allerton Park, which can be found on Old Timber Road, where you can admire an impressive collection of sculptures and statuary from Cambodia, China and Thailand, in addition to the impressive flower gardens and greenhouses.


Sports & outdoor events

The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, which will take place on May 1st, in 2010, is perhaps one of the most popular and favorite annual sporting events in Urbana, IL.


The event consists of a 5K run, a 4-person marathon relay, a full marathon and a kids run, which takes thousands of runners, annually, on a scenic course, through the beautiful residential neighborhoods, parks and downtown districts of Urbana & Champaign.


Last year, more than 9000 enthusiasts from across USA participated in the event and nearly 13 000 have already registered for this year's marathon. If you're trip to Urbana is in May, be sure to check this event on your `to see` list - you don't want to miss it!



There are numerous fun and entertaining celebrations happening all over Illinois, throughout the year, including in Urbana and Champaign. Some of the most popular and favorite ones are listed below. Check it out!


- Boneyard Arts Festival - April.

- Taste of Champaign - Urbana, Urbana Blues, Brews and BBQ, Downtown Streetfest and Champaign Champagne Festival - June.

- Urbana Sweet Corn Festival - August.

- International Beer tasting & Cook-Off - September.

- Downtown Parade of Lights - December.



There are plenty of things to do for fun, after the sun sets in Urbana, IL.


The city has an active and energetic nightlife scene, and because of the fact that it's a college town, most of the city's nightspots are filled with party-loving students, who take fully advantage of their week-end off. If you're staying in one of Urbana's or Champaign's downtown hotels, you won't have to look far for the nightly excitement.


There are plenty of hot nightspots in both of the city's downtown districts, some of the most popular nightspots in Urbana being located at a comfortable walking distance from most of the downtown hotels.


Among the places that fit on the list of the most popular and favorite nightspots in Urbana, IL, there are: the Canopy Club, on S Goodwin Avenue, the Malibu Bay Lounge, situated on US Highway 45, the Silver Bullet Bar, located on E Washington Street, the Highdive, on Main Street, Joe's Brewery, on 5th Street, Jupiter's Pizzeria & Billiards, located on Main Street, Crane Alley, on W Main Street, the Esquire Lounge, situated on W Walnut Street and Boltini, which can be found on N Neil Street, where you can enjoy the best martinis in town, according to previous visitors.


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