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University of Illinois Main Quad

608 S Wright St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3630
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We visited in February during a mild snow storm. That didn't stop us from traversing the entire... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Ann S
Fullerton, California
If only the rest of the campus looked like this . . .

Beautiful spot that makes you want to get a textbook and sit on the grass and read as the day goes... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Mark S
Antioch, Illinois
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608 S Wright St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3630
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We visited in February during a mild snow storm. That didn't stop us from traversing the entire quad. So glad we did. In the winter you can see through the trees for a grand view. It looks much bigger. Very impressive

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Beautiful spot that makes you want to get a textbook and sit on the grass and read as the day goes by (and the pretty girls!). The buildings are academic-looking and pleasing to the eye. The cross-sidewalks look cool and the tree cover is just...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Good Devision of my 22 year old son to subscribe for one semester on this exciting place. A village completely focused on our young and learning generation.

Thank E_Bugelnig
Reviewed 15 January 2017

There is so much to do on the Main Quad. You can hangout with friends, visit booths for student organizations, enjoy lunch, see some squirrels, or sprint to class. Beautiful in the snow of Fall Semester and the warmth of Spring Semester. The Quad is...More

Thank ElanKaroll
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We walked it early, before students were up and about, and later on, during the change of classes. With or without the students, the Main Quad is classic and beautiful........as you might expect.

Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's a great place to stroll through, but ONLY when the students are NOT there. When in session? The noise and commotion and sheer mass of wasted youth make it impossible to even think.

Thank Silver T
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Definitely an attraction worthy of a walking tour. Park at street meters on Wright, Green or Armory Streets. Don't have change for the meters? No problem. You can pay over the internet using your phone. Info is on the meters. We started at Lincoln Hall....More

Thank Morris-Madison
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Want a crowd? go to the steps of the union. Frisbee? just ask to join in. Solitude? wander off to sit under a tree. Food? go into the union. Magnificent UofI buildings around (note the old-style building names), but even more you're in the middle...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

After traveling to a dozen different Universities within a year, one realizes that the University of Illinois Quad is one of the best assembly sites at any University. Flanked by historic buildings, an allee of trees snd grey squirrels, the quad is a community gathering...More

Thank JeanDTravel
Reviewed 2 November 2015

On a nice sunny day, take a nice stroll across the quad, lie on the grass, enjoy the academic atmosphere.

Thank akironman
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