2011 Winter Blue Waters PRAC Workshop


2011 Winter Blue Waters PRAC Workshop

Local 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.

The University of Illinois' Willard Airport (CMI) is served by American Airlines.

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. Lincolnland Express and Megabus also provide bus service between Urbana-Champaign and Chicago.

Driving directions are available on the NCSA website.

The Champaign County Visitors Guide offers information on taxis and other transportation.

Where can I stay in Urbana-Champaign?

NCSA building A block of rooms is available for workshop attendees at the Hampton Inn, 1200 W. University Ave., Urbana, within convenient walking distance to the NCSA Building.

Rooms are available for $119 per night. Please use the Group Code "NCS" when making your reservations. You can make room reservations online.

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 75 cents/hour, and the 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 and you cannot use bills or credit cards to pay for parking.


For questions contact Jay Roloff, jroloff@ncsa.illinois.edu.