- 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
The Elijah Iles home is the oldest house in Springfield and is said to have been frequented by Abraham Lincoln. It houses the Springfield Museum and a collection of furniture and accessories. You can rent it for social or business gatherings.
75% 16 votes
629 South 7th St., Springfield, IL MoreLess Info
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum is dedicated to the Civil War. Main attractions are the complete set of official records of war of rebellion and the flag from the booth at Fords Theater from the Lincoln assassination.
97% 3216 votes
212 North 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
Preserving the life and legacy of our 16th President, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is an essential visit for history buffs. Inside, find authentic letters and artifacts, a replica of Lincoln's log cabin, video exhibits, and more.
65% 210 votes
Sixth & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL MoreLess Info
Built between 1840 – 1841, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historical Site provides a glimpse of Lincoln's life before he became famous. Featuring a visitors gallery, theater, and the restored law offices used by Lincoln and his partners.
91% 580 votes
5th & Adams Streets, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The scene of many Lincoln speeches in the years leading up to the Civil War, the Old State Capitol, was the center of Illinois political life in the 1800's. Visitors can take a guided tour or view the historic building on their own.
Springfieldâ€™s historic Executive Mansion has housed the stateâ€™s governors since the year 1855. This Italianate manor house features antique furniture and a large collection of art, and visitors can see the famous Lincoln Bedroom.
87% 52 votes
9 S Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701 MoreLess Info
The Korean War National Museum is a historical museum dedicated to educating the public on the history of the Korean War. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, collections, and educational programs.