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Where is NCSA? How do I get there?
NCSA is on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. The address is 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.
Other regional airports are: Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indianapolis, Indiana (120 miles/190 kilometers away); O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois (140 miles/220 kilometers away); and Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI), Bloomington, Illinois (less than 60 miles/100 kilometers away).
You can also reach Champaign-Urbana via Amtrak train or Greyhound bus service. The Lincolnland Express also provides shuttle bus service between Urbana-Champaign and all regional airports and Chicago's Union Station.
The Champaign County Visitors Guide offers information on taxis and other transportation.
Parking at NCSA
There is no free parking on the University of Illinois campus.
Metered parking is available near the NCSA Building on Clark Street, in the parking garage just north of NCSA, and on other surrounding streets. Rates are 75 cents/hour, and the meters accept quarters, dimes, nickels and dollar coins. While you can park all day at the metered spots in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours.
Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?
1200 W. University Ave., Urbana
A block of rooms is available at the Hampton Inn. Single and double rooms are available for $99/night. Symposium attendees should call 217-337-1100 and ask for the SAAHPC block before July 6 to receive this reduced room rate.
Note: The Hampton Inn is closest to NCSA
Illini Union Hotel
1401 W. Green St., Urbana
Call 217-333-1241 by June 27 and ask for the SAAHPC Conference block. Rooms are available for arrival on July 27 and departure on July 31. Rates are: $98/queen (single occupancy); $105/queen (double occupancy); $94/double (single occupancy); $101/double (double occupancy).
1001 W. Killarney, Urbana
Check the online Champaign County Visitors Guide for information on other Urbana-Champaign accommodations.