Listen up, holiday enthusiasts! Looking for something to do this weekend? Champaign County is where the festive magic happens! Get ready for a Winter Wonderland Weekend, bursting with festive events, snug eateries, and bustling shopping spots. This charming community invites you to experience an unforgettable holiday season - it's time to make some merry memories! Continue reading for further details!
Family Fun Trail - The Champaign County Visitors Bureau invites you to enjoy family friendly activities throughout Champaign County this summer! Pick up your passport at the visitor center located at 127 W. Court Street in Urbana and spend quality family time as you explore all of the stops on the passport. Once completed, bring your passport back to the visitor center to claim a prize! This passport will be active from June 1st - August 11th.
Calling all history buffs! Established on March 1, 1805, Champaign County became the 18th of 88 counties in Ohio. With over 200 years of rich and varied history to discover in these eight stops along the Champaign County Heritage Trail, the county offers something for everyone seeking to explore the past. We all have family history and it is the first history we ever learn. Start your journey in West Liberty at Piatt Castle Mac-A-Cheek where you can explore the lives of the Piatt family as a case study and in the process think about your own family history. Nestled in the gorgeous countryside, Piatt Castle has been a popular destination for over 100 years. All tours at Piatt Castle are facilitated self-guided journeys through historical artifacts, photographs, exhibits, and explanatory text. Head west to Saint Paris, where the Pony Wagon Town Historical Museum awaits. The museum, which was once a railroad depot, offers in-depth details on the history of Saint Paris, Ohio with historic artifacts on site for your viewing pleasure. Known as “Pony Wagon Town”, Saint Paris was the home of Walborn & Riker Company, known worldwide for quality pony pleasure vehicles.
Champaign County makes a great destination to experience unique, locally owned coffee shops and a well-known coffee roastery.
We invite you to start your experience on the east side of the county in the Village of Mechanicsburg, just 30 miles from Columbus. Here you will find Hemisphere Coffee Roasters, founded 15 years ago with a mission to transform coffee communities through business. Owners Paul and Grace Kurtz have seen lives transformed, communities lifted out of poverty, pastors funded, debts paid in full, and relationships of mutual trust and respect established. Not bad for a cup of coffee! They shake the hand of the coffee farmer and in turn deliver a delicious product that you can feel good about. Be sure to ask about their newest product, craft chocolate!
We invite you to start your experience in the northern part of the county on North US Highway 68. The home of the largest selection of wines in the area, Mad River Farm Market, is your first stop where you can order lunch or dinner in the bar/restaurant.
Pick out a bottle of wine from their vast selection of Ohio wines and take it home or enjoy it with your meal. Don’t miss the gift shop where you will find gift ideas of all kinds ranging from local foods to home décor and clothing. Carry out and curbside pickup is available at this charming one stop shop.
Cave Adventures LLC: Cave Adventures is home to an extraordinarily breathtaking cave, developed millions of years ago by the glaciers. Many have heard whisperings of urban legends about this cave for years, and we are excited to finally share this natural phenomenon with all of you!
We will be open by appointment 7 days a week, 360 days a year! Come join us anytime, as weather is never an issue when the cave stays a steady and comfortable 54 degrees year round! Safely guided tours will consist of guests descending 33 feet underground, where each guest will be fitted with their own helmet and headlamps to guide the way. This is a unique adventure, to be explored in the most primitive sense. You will crawl, climb and walk as you discover splendid stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, columns, flow stones, curtains and more! The ancient cavern boasts a “red room” that will astound all visitors.