Tour Millikin University and find a variety of other things to do in Decatur

Located near the intersection of US-51 and I-72, the Country Inn & Suites, Decatur, IL gives you quick access to the area’s best things to do. Since Millikin University is about five miles away, our rooms and suites are an ideal retreat for parents, prospective students, and Big Blue fans. The university’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center offers excellent concerts and shows, while the Hieronymus Mueller Museum gives a glimpse into the life of Decatur’s most famous inventor. If you’re planning a trip in August, be sure to attend Decatur Celebration, the state’s largest street festival. In addition to food from more than 70 vendors, this annual event features eight performance stages.

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Children's Museum of Illinois

6.22 mi / 10.01 km from the hotel
From a giant paint wall to a kid-friendly replica of a hospital ER, the interactive exhibits at the Children's Museum of Illinois allow your little ones to learn while they play.

Decatur Park District

5.76 mi / 9.26 km from the hotel
Spread throughout the city, the Decatur Park District offers a range of attractions like an indoor sports center, a family aquatic center, and the Scovill Zoo.

Hieronymus Mueller Museum

4.55 mi / 7.33 km from the hotel
Take a look into the life and works of the renowned inventor Hieronymus Mueller, who had more than 500 patents to his credit, including the first sanitary drinking fountain.

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

4.86 mi / 7.82 km from the hotel
Nestled on the campus of Millikin University, this prestigious performance hall hosts a regular schedule of productions that includes symphony concertos, theatrical shows, and rock concerts.

Millikin University

4.86 mi / 7.82 km from the hotel
Millikin University offers a variety of nationally accredited academic and athletic programs as well as a beautiful campus.

Rock Springs Nature Center

6.89 mi / 11.09 km from the hotel
The Rock Springs Nature Center is home to an interactive Ecocenter and a wildlife observation area, as well as fishing ponds and hiking trails.

Scovill Zoo

6.29 mi / 10.13 km from the hotel
See exotic animals like cheetahs and zebras, or take a ride on the Z.O. & O. Express Train for views of Lake Decatur during your visit to the Scovill Zoo.