Guests may choose from two different tours through the different parts of the caverns. Before or after your tour, guests can enjoy the 35-acre park, complete with a playground, picnic shelters, EV charging stations and newly renovated restrooms. And since no trip is complete without souvenirs, feel free to stop by the gift shop located in the Visitor’s Center! Tickets for tours can be purchased online or by visiting the ticket counter at the Caverns Visitor Center.
Continue your day with a visit to Freshwater Farms of Ohio, the largest indoor hatchery in Ohio. Get up close and personal with rare, endangered fish at the Sturgeon Petting Zoo and watch the trout jump for joy and splash in excitement as you hand feed them in the Trout Feeding Frenzy. Admission is free, but you don’t want to miss out on the gift shop featuring local items.
Travel a few miles down on US 68 to Grimes Field Municipal Airport. Kids love watching small aircraft fly in on a sunny day on the patio at the Airport Cafe, famous for their homemade pies. The airport is also home to three free museums (Champaign Aviation Museum, Grimes Flying Lab Museum and Mid America Flight Museum) bringing aviation history to life! Check individual locations for hours of operation.
Burn off some energy at Melvin Miller Park at our brand new EVERYbody Plays Inclusion Playground, where children of all ages and abilities can enjoy the playground equipment! Guests can also enjoy other outdoor recreation at the park including a skate park, RC track, fishing pond, dog park, walking trails and bike path. Try a round of Disc Golf at Urbana Hilltop Disc Golf Course. This top rated course features a variety of open and wooded holes with some elevation changes.
Head to Downtown Urbana for a treat! Camazzi’s has been a local favorite for kids of all ages for over 120 years! This is THE place in Champaign County to satisfy your sweet tooth serving just about any kind of candy you can imagine. Don’t forget to join Johnny’s Candy Club!
By now, you probably need a place to cool off. Urbana’s Gloria Theatre has a rich history that began more than 113 years ago near the beginning of the twentieth century. Today, GrandWorks is renovating and transforming this community treasure into a modern entertainment venue for movies and live theater. Catch a show or family friendly movie!
End your adventure at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, considered by many to be Ohio’s premiere natural area. It ranks the highest of any site in the state on the Ohio Floristic Diversity Index for its great diversity of plants. The boardwalk is accessible Wednesday-Sunday, 9 AM to 5 PM.
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The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Friday, May 13th for Urbana's new Venezuelan restaurant, Abuela's Kitchen. Abuela's Kitchen is a Latin American restaurant, family-owned, and has a welcoming atmosphere. The eatery is located at 23 Monument Sq. Urbana, OH 43078, with the operating hours of Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00 am- 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm, and closed on Wednesdays.
Pictured left to right: Marcia Bailey, Derrick Fetz, Beth McCain , Rich Ebert, Carissa Sellman-Luza, Keelie Lyden, Kristin McIntire, Audra Bean, Ashley Mershon, Carmen Marulanda, Silvana Marulanda, Lizilbeth Molinares, Matt Davis, Heather Sheeley, Andrea Ortega, Madisyn Norris, Brett Neeley, Sandra Arbogast, Mike Arbogast, Michael Nitchman, and Chris Phelps
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Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized with Prestigious “Straight A” Recognition for Patient Safety
Achievement stems from Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades
Memorial Hospital achieved "Straight A" recognition in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the nation's most prestigious honor for patient safety. This recognition is awarded in step with a grade of ‘A’ in the Spring 2022 announcement, marking eight straight ‘A’s’ in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.
“It’s reassuring to know the hospital you rely on to protect the health and well-being of your family is at the top of their game. And Memorial is,” comments Chip Hubbs, CEO and President of Memorial Health. “Our clinical teams work around the clock to ensure every visit you make to our locations is safe and comforting. Our end goal is to provide the care you need with the confidence you deserve. Congratulations to our team members as we mark eight straight A’s!”