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Sample the museums at Champaign-Urbana, Historical Museum, Children's Science Museum and Sprulock Museum

Museums at Champaign-Urbana

Mar 24, 2014

A metropolitan area in central Illinois, Champaign-Urbana is a very urban city located right in the middle of the corn and soybean fields south of Chicago. Famous for its museums, this city features one of the largest public universities in the United States, which is the main campus of University of Illinois.

With a blend of culture and urban amenities, this city is one to head toward for rental bus visitors when planning a trip to Illinois, especially with all the beautiful historical museums to visit.

Champaign County Historical Museum

102 E University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 356-1010

Located at the First and University in Champaign, Illinois, this private, non-profit museum discovers, collects, preserves, exhibits, studies, and interprets artifacts significant to the heritage of Champaign County, which charter bus visitors can visit when at the city.

Although the museum is small, there are a number of interesting rotating and permanent exhibits. Do take some time to meet Sue Wood, one of the board members and contributor to the museum as she shares her life experiences and stories while she guides you through the museum.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum

346 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 352-5895

Previously an old Orpheum Theatre in Champaign, the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum has a wide range of exhibits, from a simple machine castle up to a musical instrument made from pvc tubing. During the summer time, this museum offers camps that has various topics, such as dinosaurs, robots, inventing and physics.

On regular days, the museum also offers a myriad of activities for coach bus visitors and their children such as field trips, summer camps, 'weekend wizards', and a girls do science club.

Spurlock Museum

600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-2360

Looking for something a little more unique? Then ask your mini rental bus driver to take you to Spurlock Museum that specialises in ethnographic exhibits. Exhibits at this museum includes some collections from other museums and units on the Urbana-Champaign campus such as cultural artifacts from the Museum of Natural History and Department of Anthropology as well as historic clothing from the Bevier Collection of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Some of the exhibits located here are also donated by private collectors as well as institutions. There are more than 45,000 artifacts in its collection, with the main highlights being galleries featuring cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean, Africa, ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, East Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas.

Call 1-888-572-2883 or 773-245-0456 to get a quote or to book a bus to travel to this little urban city in the middle of Illinois countryside.

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