Champaign County, Illinois

The North Shore is a great place to visit and have a fantastic time!

The twin cities of Urbana and Champaign are the two cities in Champaign County, and they surround the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, making this a vibrant and fun arena to visit in Illinois.

As the heart and soul of Champaign County, Downtown Champaign has fantastic options for dining, shopping and nightlife. With over 40 restaurants and bars and over 15 shops, you’ll be sure to find unique souvenirs to take home for family and friends.

Say hello to Champaign County’s growing craft beer scene. Champaign County is filled with spaces and places to drink, buy and celebrate craft beer. Not only can you find microbreweries and craft beer bars, but even local restaurants have jumped on board by hosting beer dinners and shifting their drink menus to focus on craft.

Abraham Lincoln spent nearly 20 years of his life practicing law, traveling from one county seat to another, including the county seat of Urbana in Champaign County. With Lincoln traveling to Champaign County so many times throughout his career, it is no wonder that the area is home to many exhibits honouring him. Including; “Abraham Lincoln: large presence in a small town” exhibition in Urbana and The “Champaign County’s Lincoln” exhibit at the Museum of Grand Prairie.