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Danville, IL 61834
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Benton County Fairgrounds is one of the major events spaces in the city. The place is used to host different types of events like handicrafts exhibitions, fine art showcases, meetings, concerts as well as thrilling motor racing and karting tournaments. During every event, this place is crowded with enthusiastic locals and tourists. If you want to do something interesting on our trip or simply want to explore the culture of the city, Benton County Fairgrounds is a good place to head.
The Parke County Courthouse Lawns are part of the historic Parke County Courthouse which features on every visitors itinerary to Rockville. Tracing its origins back to 1879 the precincts are one of the most photographed. Community and cultural events take place all the time against the superb dramatic backdrop of the vintage building. A number of annual festivals are also held on these spacious lawns so the best time to visit would be during any such event.
The Spurlock Museum is nestled within the University of Illinois, and it chronicles the cultural heritage of all the continents across the world. From Babylonian Clay Tablets to wood carvings done by Japanese artists, this museum boasts of a vast collection. For more details, check website.
The Memorial stadium is located inside the University of Illinois and hosts numerous sports since 1923. The stadium has undergone a lot of changes and now has a seating capacity of 18000 in each stand and 10000 in each balcony. The university has co-ed summer camps for tennis, baseball, football and many more sports, giving young boys and girls an opportunity to learn their favorite sport.
Home turf to the Fighting Illini wrestling and volleyball teams of University of Illinois, Huff Hall remains a popular multi-use area. Established in the year 1925, the arena commemorates the university's athletic director, George Huff.
One of the premier venues for live music in the city, The Highdive has been bringing live music to the its stage for several years. All the shows here are for those above 19 years, but you have to be over 21 years to get a drink, there's no cutting slack there. But once you do get in, then the music will definitely make you want to stay there. Local as well as nationally touring bands perform here. See the website to know more.
Thee Death Tower is tucked away in a commercial area and only those in the know are aware of this place. This DIY venue is equipped with a good sound system and is popular among punk and alternative music lovers. Some of their previous listings are Wooden Indian Burial, Poney, Poundcake, Slow Chapel, Doomsayer and Orbit Dangerfield.
The Muse is not quite in ancient Greece, but this contemporary venue is designed to be a breath of inspiration for arts and entertainment in Lafayette. The club does not talk about such a task with hot air, but hosts comedy, fashion shows, live music, poetry, theater, dance and a number of classes.
This thriving art space in Lafayette is a platform for local artists to showcase their talents. Comprising nine studio spaces, Foam City is host to a plethora of artistic events, right from fine arts exhibitions to contemporary concerts. A number of national musicians and bands make this venue their stop for performance in the city while on tour. In the past, upcoming bands like The Lawnmower Incident, The Gestalts and Punk Talk who belong to various genres of music, have performed at Foam City.
Named in the honor of Thomas Duncan, a renowned industrialist and philanthropist, the Thomas Duncan Hall is a multi-faceted venue. Weddings, concerts, poetry reading sessions, community events, group meetings and many other events are hosted here. Featuring several halls and spaces like Victorian Tea Room and Thomas Duncan Room, the venue has an old-world charm to it and the furnishings further add to it. For more details and schedule, call ahead.
This high school stadium built in large part by private donations of Jefferson High School seats up to 6,000 spectators and is home to the Jefferson High School Broncos.
The Zorah shrine, formerly built as a Christian Church is now a fraternal organization and includes an auditorium that provides for several shrine clubs, events and concerts to spread religious, educational and social welfare. The voluntary organization also offers rental space for weddings, receptions and gatherings. For more details on current events, do visit the website or call ahead.