- TripBuzz found 19 things to do with kids in or near Decatur, Illinois.
- From Scovill Zoo to Children's Museum of Illinois, the Decatur area offers 50 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Zoos, Movie Theaters and Theaters.
- Decatur, a historic town founded in 1829, is located along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur. The city is a hot spot for water recreation enthusiasts, who can enjoy boating, swimming and fishing. Other points of interest include the city's historical district, beautiful local parks, golf and a varied selection of dining options.
Home to more than 400 animals from the 6 continents, Scovill Zoo welcomes each year nearly 100,000 visitors. Besides the regular attractions, this zoo also offers educational programs for children, including winter classroom programs.
A small, manageable zoo geared toward younger visitors, the Scovill Children's Zoo features a collection of animals including grey wolves, meerkats, giant tortoises, and many more. There is also a play area for kids.
Committed to ministry, Shiloh Stables provides training in horseback riding for the purpose of encouraging and building self-esteem. Additionally, the organization sells horses and leases its facilities and services for birthday parties and group outings.
Within Pla-Mor Lanes there are 40 lanes of traditional ten pin bowling that is available for open bowling, league bowling, and glow-in-the-dark bowling events. The facility also features on-site go-karts and miniature golf.
A story of immigration, Hieronymus Mueller Museum celebrates the inventions and patents of a German engineer. Exhibits include family photographs, antique cars and information about the Mueller Company and plant.
An independently owned theater, Avon Theatre the shows films ranging from Hollywood new releases to cult classics and art house movies. The theater also offers an array of refreshments, including its signature bacon popcorn.
Featuring auditoriums with full digital projection, Carmike Strand 10 is a local movie theater showing the latest released films to its guests. Other amenities at the theater include concessions, matinee ticket specials, and assisted listening devices.