10 PLACES TO VISIT IN RANTOUL THIS WEEKEND
When you become a resident of Golfview Village Apartments, you will have quick access to some of the best attractions and eateries Rantoul has to offer! For shopping, residents can visit the nearby Maple Grove Plaza Shopping Center. Our neighborhood has a mix of restaurants, including Monical's Pizza and Fiesta Cafe.
Our location sits just north of the city of Champaign, where many attractions and fun destinations can be found. Below are some of our residents’ favorite points of interest around the neighborhood that they like to visit on the weekends:
TOP 5 THINGS TO DO NEAR RANTOUL
Willow Pond Golf Course is the closest neighbor to us at Golfview Village and the reason for our community’s name! Part of our community overlooks the course from peaceful patio views. Willow Pond is a warm and inviting golf club always looking to welcome new members and visitors. The course has an 18-holes with the option to do either front 9, back 9, or all 18. Carts and lockers are available to rent at a low price. If you’re just looking for some practice, you can head into the simulator room and get as many practice strokes as you need!
808 Golfcourse Rd Rantoul, IL, 61866
Located approximately 20 minutes away in the city of Champaign, this attraction is well worth the visit! This museum focuses on fine art and has put together one of the best collections in the country. Here you will find pieces selected from all over the world and from some of the most fascinating eras in human history. Take a walk through the facility’s incredible halls that are lined with inspiring paintings, sprinkled with fascinating pottery and sculpture. Krannert Art Museum also holds close ties to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, so there are endless opportunities to enroll in educational programs and get involved with the art community.
500 E Peabody Dr Champaign, IL, 61820
If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat in the summertime, Sholem Aquatic Center is the place to be! This fantastic waterpark is a blast for adults and children of all ages. The waterpark features tall, winding tube slides and a youth playground with shaded cabanas for sun protection. There is also a large lap pool and some delicious concessions nearby. Swimming lessons and lifeguard training are both available as well. Residents of the area pay a low-cost entry fee to splash and slide through the summertime at Sholem Aquatic Center.
2205 Sangamon Dr #4981 Champaign, IL, 61821
The Purves Nature Center is dedicated to providing hands-on learning experiences through a multitude of educational programs that appeal to kids of all ages. The Field Station encourages visitors to dive into nature by observing and studying live animals up close. You can also relax and take a peaceful stroll through the Habitat Gardens which is adorned with native Illinois plant species and wildlife feeding stations. Another great feature of the Anita Purves Nature Center is the Wildlife Observation Room, a cozy space built for reading, meditation, and wild life observation. Stop by any day of the week during operational hours and see Jack, the lovable, one-eyed owl!
With gorgeous natural scenery, welcoming pavilions, convenient bridges and hiking trails, and a magnificent lake for fishing, Crystal Lake Park is truly a hidden gem of our neighborhood. From Golfview Village it is located just 20 minutes away in West Champaign. Crystal Lake Park is the perfect Sunday get-away for any group, family, or individual. Take a boat ride through the lake and enjoy views – they get even better during the Fall months as the leaves change color! The area is very pet-friendly and has biking trails for any cyclists looking to get active. Park and facility rentals are available to patrons looking to host a private event. Hang out at some of the grills stations, or get a group together for sand volleyball.
206 W Park St Urbana, IL, 61801
TOP 5 AMAZING PLACES TO EAT NEAR RANTOUL
Seven Saints is a top-tier restaurant that doubles as a bar in the evenings. Here you will find a high-end menu with delicious entre options for any taste pallet and an impressive drink menu with a wide and intriguing variety. They are open every of the week and can be found downtown in Champaign, just a 20-minute drive from Golfview Village.
32 E Chester St Champaign, IL, 61820
You won’t want to miss out on food from Fiesta Cafe! Fiesta café serves both modern and traditional Mexican meals in a warm and welcoming environment. Vegan options are available, and it is also a great place to grab a margarita. This café puts customers first and guarantees quality food and service. Open every day from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.
216 S 1st St Champaign, IL, 61820
A full-service BBQ restaurant and bar that won’t disappoint! Family-owned and operated, with the help of their lovable pet black lab dogs, the Black Dog has been a community favorite ever since it opened in 2009. The food is great, and the unique sauces deserve most of the credit. Grab a meal for lunch or dinner any day of the week. Black Dog stays open each day from 11 A.M to 9 P.M.
320 N Chestnut St Champaign, IL, 61820
Monical’s Pizza offers the best thing crust pizza in central Illinois! With tons of toppings and awesome deals, there is no bad time to pick up pizza or have it delivered from Monical’s! Don’t forget about the dressing – customers are known to request dressing by the bottle from this local favorite. Outside of their pizza, their calzones and pasta dishes are sure to please!
320 E Champaign Ave Rantoul, IL, 61866
Duo is a diner-style restraint serving the very best in burgers and chicken. With mouth-watering burgers as simple or stacked up as you want them, to their perfectly juicy chicken that will be a perfect meal no matter when you decide to eat it. The rest of their menu is no slouch with spaghetti and mac n cheese. There's something for everyone.
422 S Garrard St Rantoul, IL, 61866
Golfview Village is safe and clean. The people in the office and maintenance so nice. My home has sunshine greeting me in every room. If toilet is clogged or kitchen is blackened from a dead bulb. All I have to do is call and pretty fast it is fixed.- Anonymous
I live out at Golfview and all I can say is you will have no regrets. Staff is outstanding especially Shelly and Shawna, they go above and beyond to make you feel at home. The property is in very good clean condition and nice and quiet. We love our townhouse and you will too!- Anonymous
I would like to say thank you for the the wonderful experience living in your apartments. It was most definitely a perfect first time experiencing living on my own. Thank you,- Anonymous
This was a lovely community to live in.- Anonymous
I wanted to say a big thank you to the wonderful member of your maintenance staff who came and fixed all my issues last week. Not only was he extremely courteous (they always are) but he was fast and he was QUIET. Given the scope of the problems he was fixing, I expected to hear banging and scratching and maybe even a few naughty words but he was in and out in no time flat and I never heard anything. I was in my bedroom with the door closed and he had to do stuff right outside my door - never he- Anonymous