Summer break on campus means a lot of free time to explore and try out different things. The following are a few things to check out around the Champaign-Urbana area.
Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch
Shop for specialty food items and take home some fresh apple cider and the “world’s best tasting” honey. The famous donuts and pies are desserts that I highly recommend! Entertainment includes apple and pumpkin picking, corn maze, petting zoos, pony rides, and more.
Allerton Park & Retreat Center
This retreat center is actually affiliated with the university. The center offers a unique opportunity to experience art, nature, and history.
Technology – NCSA Blue Waters Supercomputer
Fun fact: this is one of the largest computers in the world! Scientists and engineers from across the world come and visit this supercomputer to learn more about diseases, natural disasters, and space.
Summer is a great time to find opportunities to stay busy on campus and also explore different aspects of the Champaign-Urbana community!