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Travel/Lodging Information

Where is NCSA? How do I get there?

NCSA building

NCSA is on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. The address is 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana.

Driving directions are available on the NCSA web site.


Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

Hampton Inn Hampton Inn
1200 W. University Ave., Urbana

Use the group name "Blue Waters" when making your reservations. The room block is available until April 30, 2013.

Note: The Hampton Inn is within walking distance (less than 1 block) of NCSA and offers free parking.

Check the online Champaign County Visitors Guide for information on Urbana-Champaign accommodations.


Parking at NCSA

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 $1.00/hour, and all meters accept quarters, dimes, nickels and dollar coins. While you can park all day in the garage, time limits for surrounding streets are usually two hours. There is no attendant in the parking garage, but you do have the option to pay for metered parking in the parking structure by credit card by calling 1-866-234-PARK (7275); the garage is location 4801. For more information, go to paybyphone.com.



Wireless access

University of Illinois public wi-fi is available.