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

View the Limitless Decatur Lifestyle brochure

Relocation Guide  Decatur Visitor Guide

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
(10% discount for students, faculty, and families)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hampton Inn
1429 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535

Fairfield Inn
1417 Hickory Point Dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535

Quality Inn
134 Barnett Ave.
Forsyth, IL 62535

Dining Options Near Campus

Venture across the street to Campus Town. For lunch, try University Dogs. There’s also Jimmy John’s, Subway, Domino’s, the Winery and SkyCity Grill. 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 4

Honorable Mention

  • The Winery
  • Jimmy John's
  • The Burrito Truck
  • Subway
  • Anna Thai
  • Coney McKane's
  • Krekel's
  • Toki
  • 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. 

Visit the links below to see location hours and menu options. 

Local Attractions

Check out the list below for local attractions or visit Things to do in Illinois to find a complete list of things to do in Decatur. 

The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheatre
2686 East Cantrell Street
Decatur, Illinois 62521

Scovill Zoo 
71 S Country Club Rd

Fairview Park
1455 W Fairview Park Rd
(Right across from Campus!)

Overlook Adventure Mini Golf
2501 E Nelson Park Rd

Avon Theater
426 N Water St

Carmike Strand 10 Cinema
2360 Mt. Zion Rd

Ice Skating at The Decatur Civic Center Arena
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza

D-Town Skate Park
1455 W Fairview Park Rd