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Decatur, Illinois
Decatur also known as "The Soybean Capital of the World", is located in the eastern central part of Illinois in Macon County. Decatur is surrounded by: Bearsdale, Warrensburg, Heman and Latham to the northwest; Forsyth, Emery, Maroa and Ospur to the north; Oreana, Argenta, Newburg and Cisco to the northeast; Sangamon, Oakley, Cerro Gordo and Milmine to the east; Lake Decatur, Mount Zion, Hervey City and Dalton City to the southeast; Elwin, Macon, Moweaqua and Radford to the south; Boody, Blue Mound, Stonington and Willeys to the southwest; and Harristown, Niantic, Illiopolis and Lanesville to the west. Major roads serving Decatur include: Illinois State Route 105, Illinois State Route 121, Illinois State Route 48, US Route 36, US Route 51 and Interstate Highway 72.
Decatur Airport is a small public airport owned by the city of Decatur. The airport can be reached after a fourteen minutes drive from downtown Decatur. Only Great Lakes Airlines provides scheduled commercial service to Decatur Airport.
University of Illinois Willard Airport (CMI) is a small airport owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The airport can be reached after a one-hour and fifeteen minutes drive from downtown Decatur. University of Illinois Willard Airport is only served by a couple airlines including American Eagle and Northwest Airlink.
Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) is a small public airport, it can be reached by car after a one-hour and eighteen minutes drive from downtown Decatur. In addition to a high amount of general aviation traffic the airport is also served by several commercial airlines. Some of the airlines serving Central Illinois Regional Airport include: AirTran Airways, American Eagle, Delta Connection and Northwest Airlink.
Decatur presents a wide variety of restaurants to its visitors, from fast food to upscale restaurants and anything in between. Anyone is sure to find exactly what he or she is looking for. Some of the restaurants in the Decatur area include: Aloha, Bink`s Lounge and Restaurant, Bob Calmese Restaurant, Café Tiffany, Carlos Okellys Mexican Café, Chestnut Room and Lounge, Chili Parlor, China Palace, Chinahouse, Chinese Tea Garden, Country Cupboard Restaurant, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Curry`s Seafood and Barbecue, Dairy Queen, El Matador, Esker`s Tavern, Gabby`s, House of Donuts, Jimmy Ryans Conference Room, Jimmy`s Family Restaurant, Krekel`s Custard, La Gondola Spaghetti House, Lincoln Square Lounge, Lock Stock and Barrel, Lone Oak Tavern, Lone Star Steakhouse, Marcia`s Waterfront Restaurant, Maverick Steak House, Norma`s Café, Old Country Buffet, Pizza Hut, Ray`s, Red Lobster Restaurants, Shaw`s Catering, Starship Billiards Parlor, Steak `n Shake, Tom`s Grill and Lounge, Wagon, Whit`s End.
Millikin University and Richland Community College offer higher education opportunities for students searching for colleges and universities in Decatur.
Illinois largest free street festival takes place in Decatur in the Decatur Celebration attracting more than 150,000 people from all over. The Decatur Celebration host various food vendors, live bands and activities for people of all ages.
For those who enjoy reading, Decatur is home of the Decatur Public Library offering thousands of books, educational programs and resources for everyone in the community.
Decatur was once home of the Chicago Bear football team when they were know as the Decatur Staleys in 1919-1920. Also, The Commodores baseball team played their game at the Fans Field in Decatur. Each year, the Fairview Park Tennis Complex hosts the USTA/Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic where 20 male tennis players from different countries compete for $10,000 and ATP world ranking. The Rodney T. Miller Lakeside Triathlon is held each July in Decatur since 2007.

Decatur is home of the world headquarters of ADM (ethanol producer and agriculture processor) and production facilities of Archer Daniels Midland, Mueller Company, Tate & Lyle and Caterpillar Incorporated.
Scovill Zoo is home of over one hundred species of animals, including: reptiles, birds, North American Timberwolves, South African Cheetahs, and Bactrian Camels. Scovill Zoo is also home of a carousel, the Z.O & O. Express Train, a playground, and much more.
Another great place for everyone in the family but specially for children is the Children's Museum of Illinois, offering hands-on exhibits where children can learn of humans and the world while playing.
For those who like history, ghost and mystery stories, don't forget to take a Haunted Decatur Tour in what is known as the "Haunted Heart of Illinois". This tour takes you into the Native American burial grounds where you will learn about the place.
Mari-Mann Herb Farm offers tours of the gardens, is home to a green house, warehouse, gourmet kitchens, a gift shop and much more. The products of Mari-Mann Herb are natural and earth-friendly and are sold all around the world.
Red Tail Run Golf Club, Hickory Point Golf Club, and Scovill Golf Club offer golfing opportunities in Decatur.
The Avon Theater, The Avon Twins, Carmike Strand 10, and Hickory Point Twelve Cinemas show a variety of films at various times and all year long in the city of Decatur. For those who prefer live theater, visit Theatre 7, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, and Richland Community College Theatre & Dance. The Comedy Night offers comedy performances in Decatur at the Sports Zone at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel. Music lovers can visit the Fairview Park and Central Park during the summer and become entertained by live bands for free and all you need is your chair. Art fanatics will enjoy visiting the Anne Lloyd Gallery, David Erlanson Art Gallery, First Friday at Gallery 510, Perkinson Art Gallery and North Gallery at Rock Springs Nature Center where they will find a variety of visual arts in different media and forms.
Nature enthusiasts will become delighted once they visit the many nature areas in Decatur, including: Fairview Park (home of Fairview Family Aquatic Center, Mary Seaman Wildflower Garden, Dreamland Lake, Rose Garden, D-town Skate park, Fido Field Dog Park, Ursula K. Beck Tennis Facility and the Fairview Park trail), Nelson Park (along Lake Decatur home of Anna Bethe Fisher Rock Garden, Nelson Park Marina, Beach House and Dockside restaurants, and Paul's Puttin' Place & Dunn's Dugout), Sportsman's Park (bird-watching), Rock Springs Nature Center (wildlife watching and hiking), Sand Creek Conservation Area (horseback riding and hiking), Lake Decatur (fishing, sailing, boating, and water sports), Fairview-Kiwanis-Rock Springs Bikeway (biking), Friends Creek Conservation Area (biking and hiking), and Griswold Conservation Area (hiking).
Decatur provides many hotels in all different price ranges for a nice relaxing stay. Some of the hotels in Decatur include: Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Days Inn, Decatur Conference Center Hotel, Econo Lodge, Hawthorn Suites Limited, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Limited and Sleep Inn.
Decatur has very cold winter temperatures averaging around twenty degrees Fahrenheit and warm summers with temperatures in the 70's. Decatur experiences its hottest month in July with maximum temperatures close to the 90's and the coldest month is usually January with temperatures close to seventeen degrees.
We all know how important conservation is, now more then ever, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle programs better known as Green or Greening are the responsibility of all people in all places. These are some of Decatur, Illinois's programs, in place to help in Environmental Development: Decatur bins for curbside recycling, acceptable recyclables include newspaper, magazines, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, glass and plastic. Decatur has a commitment to ensure green spaces are created and preserved. Decatur is concerned with its Urban Environment as well as the Global Environment, From low-flow toilets to conserving gas in our cars and homes, planting trees, shrubs and even a garden to supply some fruits and vegetables helps in taking small step towards Environmental Protection and Conservation, our precious natural recourses hang in the balance. Many cities have issues with the amount of water or the pollution of water, it is each cities responsibility to address these issues and find ways to develop Environmental friendly Energy such as Wind and Solar power, increase Water Energy and create Sustainable Energy for generations to come. Over the last Century we have managed to pollute our world to a point of all most no return. is committed to Environmental Development and will make as many green products and services available as an alternative for people that are concerned for our environment. Many companies are learning Green not only helps the Environment but is also a good business. The Green Economy and Emerging Green Industries if managed properly will have a great impact on the Ecology Environment and in turn assist in preserving our natural recourses. As a commitment to the our Environment and Environmental Projects will create a Simply Green link that will profile companies that provide Green Products and Services this link may be found on every page of website. In addition you may find stories from Individuals, Communities and Businesses that have innovative ways to assist in the greening and conservation of our Environment. will contribute 5% of sales from companies that place ads in the Simply Green section of the website. These donations will go directly to organizations that have proven to make a positive impact on the Environment. All donations will be listed in the Simply Green section of
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