Day Trips

Chicago – 2hrs

Get there by train!  Take the Amtrak straight from downtown Champaign to Union Station, Chicago.

Danville – 30min

Indianapolis – 90min

Mahomet – 10min

Monticello – 25min

  • Allerton Park 1,500 acres of formal gardens, nature areas, and manor house. The estate is used as a conservation area with 10+ miles of hiking/running trails.
  • Monticello Railway Museum Ride a working steam engine! Haunted Halloween rides, and Polar Express rides

Springfield – 80min

St. Louis – 2.5hrs

 Exotic Feline Rescue – 2hrs

This facility houses over 225 exotic cats, and is considered one of the largest rescue centers in the United States. Located in Center Point, Indiana, the rescue offers tours and even overnight accommodations next to a big cat enclosure.

Wolf Park – 2hrs

Wolf Park is a nonprofit education and research facility that studies wolf behavior, particularly reproductive and inter-pack social behavior. It is open to the public for daily guided tours.