Decatur, Illinois, offers a number of interesting things to see and do and caters to both professionals and enthusiasts, whether it's catfishing or horseback riding. The city of Decatur — home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — offers a thriving culture and a wonderful park system.
From the Illinois State Fair to a variety of outdoor events, the city's recreational centers and parks provide an opportunity for outdoor lovers all throughout the year.
If you're a history buff, the city's History Museum will keep you busy for hours. And for lovers of sports, there are a variety of activities available, including golf, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, and snowmobiling.
There are museums and activities geared toward the whole family, including art galleries, shopping areas, and the Children's Museum of Illinois. And Decatur is close to some of the best golf courses in the area and is a great place to spend a fun day with friends and family.
The city is home to many great restaurants, bars, shops, and venues, as well as some of the best golf courses in Illinois. Cities such as Springfield, Bloomington, and Champaign are also within an easy drive from here.
Lake Decatur has a coastline of over 30 miles and is the largest man-made lake on the Sangamon River. People flock to the lake each spring and summer to swim, boat, fish, and ski, among many other activities.
For those who like cycling and hiking, the Rock Springs Fairview Bikeway connects three areas of the park.
Decatur is a classic small town in the Midwest. The surrounding communities include Forsyth in the north and Mt. Zion in the southeast and are just minutes away. The community offers a diverse mix of restaurants, bars, shops, restaurants, and other amenities, and gives a sense of small-town life.