- Our list of the best things to do in Decatur, Illinois, features the top 21 nearby activities — including 7 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Decatur, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Sights & Landmarks, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 21 things to do within the city of Decatur, IL
93% 59 votes
5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL 62707 MoreLess Info
Once a part of the largest civil-war era training centers for union troops, it's the final resting place of Medal of Honor recipient seaman John H Catherwood, and Colonel Otis B Duncan who was the highest ranking African-American officer during World War I.
An entertainment space in the Lincoln community, Maple Club Dinner Theater is an ideal place to hold special events such as weddings, receptions and birthday parties. Performances including musical concerts, dance recitals and plays are also offered at this location.
Raised as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial Garden covers 100 acres and has more than 6 miles of trails. There are many benches for weary legs, inscribed with Lincoln quotes. There are no picnic areas inside the park, but on the outside.
100% 2 votes
2301 E Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, IL 62712 MoreLess Info
Situated in a prairie ecosystem, Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center hosts festivals, group trail walks, and other activities for the surrounding 100 acres. The park grows plant varieties that Abraham Lincoln would have seen during his lifetime.
82% 22 votes
1499 Washington Avenue, Springfield, IL 62088 MoreLess Info
Located along the scenic 24-acre Shale Lake, The Winery at Shale Lake is a winery that produces a number of wine varieties. Visitors commonly enjoy sampling wines at the tasting room, walking the scenic wine trail, or touring the vineyard.
69% 29 votes
1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The Prairie Capital Convention Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the state wrestling championships and a Christmas concert. The site features theatre-style seating and food options for visiting guests to enjoy.
83% 66 votes
2500 South Eleventh Street, Springfield, IL 62705 MoreLess Info
Washington Park Botanical Gardens is an escape from its urban surroundings. It provides peace and tranquility while educating you about nature. it is home to over 1200 species of plants. School trips are offered free. it's ideal for wedding receptions and business meetings.
96% 1793 votes
413 South Eighth St., Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is in the middle of a four block, historic neighborhood. The free, guided tour shows you Lincoln's house as it was before he became our 16th President.