From Atlanta, it's approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the east to Champaign and 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the southwest to St. Louis.
The region is very popular with tourists. To find out why set aside some time and explore the fascinating natural and cultural attractions surrounding Atlanta. Pay a visit to the Heritage In Flight Museum and Railsplitter State Park in and around Lincoln, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) to the northeast of Atlanta.
When it's time to explore beyond Atlanta, check out the nearest regional city. Normal sits 20 miles (32 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions such as RedBird Arena, Ironwood Golf Course and Bloomington-Normal Factory Stores. Don't rush back to Atlanta until you've spent a little time at Normal's Illinois State University, Children's Discovery Museum and The Shoppes at College Hills.
To truly understand a region, it's good to step back into earlier times. Central Illinois' fascinating traditional villages are a great starting point.
Relax the way the locals do in the Central Illinois region. Go shore fishing and picnicking while you are in the area.
If you intend on traveling by plane, keep in mind that the most convenient major airport is Central Illinois Regional Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast of Atlanta.