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Welcome to ...

Champaign-Urbana

Home to the CU International Film Festival

About Champaign-Urbana

In the greater Champaign County area, we like to live Outside of Ordinary. This means finding
unexpected outdoor activities in the heart of the Midwest. It’s discovering a flavor from a
cuisine you’ve never tried, one of the many reasons we claim the title of Midwest Living’s
Greatest Midwest Food Town. It’s finding sculptures rising from the prairie, enhancing the
sunrises and sunsets on our big sky. It’s discovering your new favorite band at our live music
venues and outdoor concerts. It’s being met with kindness and our signature Midwest
Hospitality. We believe in cherishing every day. Enjoy our local food, artisans, parks & 
preserves, and everything that makes us Outside of Ordinary.


We like to consider ourselves the heart of the state, located in East Central Illinois, centrally
located between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis. With three interstates intersecting in
Champaign–Urbana, an Amtrak station and Willard Airport, getting here is easy for everyone.

To learn more about the amazing city we call home, please go to Visit Champaign County's website, an official partner of CUIFF.