About Decatur

Imagine a place, a place that breaks city limits. That brings people outdoors to eat, shop and explore. Where music bounces off walls and fills the street. A place where children can find adventure and imagination can blossom. Careers are vast and nature is breathtaking. There is investment, growth, arts, and eateries. Can you see it? It’s a transformation. Risks are being taken and boundaries are being crossed. Collaboration- connectivity- innovation. Rich with history- plentiful resources. Here,  tomorrow is not just a possibility- but a promise. A success story in the making every day. Going beyond the confines of city limits and county lines. We are Decatur & Macon County and we are Limitless.

For more Information about Decatur please visit www.limitlessdecatur.com

Hotel Accommodations

Notice: Hotels listed may have special Millikin University rates for students and families.

For more information about Decatur, check out the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors Guide

Residence Inn
230 Lucile Ave.
Forsyth, IL 62535
217.872.6600
(10% discount for students, faculty, and families)

Homewood Suites
333 W. Marion Ave.
Forsyth, IL 62535
217.877.0887

Decatur Conference Center & Hotel
Route 36 & Wyckles Rd.
Decatur, IL 62522
217.422.8800

Welcome Hotel & Suites
5170 N. Wingate Dr.
Decatur, IL 62526
217.875.5500

Country Inn & Suites 
5150 Hickory Pt Frontage Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526
217.872.2402

Ramada Limited
355 E Hickory Point Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526
217.876.8011

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
2370 S. Mt. Zion Rd.
Decatur, IL 62521
217.864.9311

Hampton Inn
1429 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535
217.877.5577

Fairfield Inn
1417 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535
217.875.3337

Quality Inn
134 Barnett Ave.
Forsyth, IL 62535
217.875.1166

Dining Options Near Campus

Venture across the street to Campus Town. For breakfast, try local favorite, Blue Spoon, or grab lunch at University Dogs. There’s also Head West Sub Stop, Jimmy John’s, Subway, Domino’s, the Winery, and Garcia’s Pizza. Also check out some live music in the evenings at Lock, Stock & Barrel or Donnie’s Homespun Pizza.

Voted Best Restaurants On or Near Campus

We asked the Millikin community, and they spoke! The following were voted the best restaurants on or near the MU campus to eat.

(Listed in order of who received the most votes)

Top 5

Honorable Mention

  • Head West
  • The Winery
  • Jimmy John's
  • Paco's Sol Bistro
  • The Burrito Truck
  • Subway
  • Anna Thai
  • Coney McKane's
  • Krekel's
  • Fuji
  • Doherty's
 
  • Gin Mill
  • Einstein's
  • Garcia's Pizza
  • Olive Garden
  • Dominos
  • The Lincoln
  • Wing Stop
  • Humphreys
  • Blue Mill
  • Downtown Cafe
  • Asia House
 
  • Thai Thani
  • Sloan's Calzones
  • Taproot
  • Los Mat
  • West Coast Subs
  • First Wok
  • La Perlita
  • Wild Flower
  • Perkins
  • Steak n' Shake

On Campus Student Dining

On-campus dining facilities are operated by Aramark and offer a variety of options for meals and snacks.

Millikin offers the Dining Hall and the Late Night Grill as the two distinct eateries where Millikin students may use their "meal plan dollars". Both dining sites are centrally located in the University Commons and offer their own appeal and menu with a variety of choices throughout the day and evening. In Shilling Hall you can visit Einstein's Bagels for coffee, breakfast, and lunch. 

Hours of Operation

DINING SERVICES-ARAMARK (UC)..............424-6323
Dining Hall at University Commons
Mon. - Fri. ............................................ 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. ........................................... 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Coffee Shop in University Commons .................... x6021
​Mon. - Fri. ...........................................7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. ................................................ 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

Late Night Grill at University Commons................. x4502
Mon. - Fri. ..............................................8 p.m. - midnight
Sat. - Sun. ...............................................6 p.m. - midnight

Einstein Bros. Bagels at Shilling Hall...................... x6647
Mon. - Fri. ............................................. 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Please Note: Hours subject to change.

Local Attractions

Scovill Zoo 
(217)421-7435
71 S Country Club Rd

Fairview Park
217-422-6922
1455 W Fairview Park Rd
(Right across from Campus!)

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf
(217)422-2316
2501 E Nelson Park Rd

Avon Theater
(217)422-8151
426 N Water St

Carmike Strand 10 Cinema
(217)864-4272
2360 Mt. Zion Rd

Ice Skating at The Decatur Civic Center Arena
(217)422-7300
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza
(October-March)

D-Town Skate Park
217-422-6922
1455 W Fairview Park Rd