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Once the original reading room of Millikin University's Gorin Library, Birks Museum maintains a montage of memories: Among them, a Belleek mirror made for Queen Victoria; a life mask of Abraham Lincoln circa 1864; and 700 paperweights.
Art "takes off" in the Lobby Gallery at the main terminal of the Decatur Airport. Exhibits range from watercolors and acrylics to oils, pastels, and fiber art.
Promoting Timeless Excellence in Film The Avon Theatre, featuring the best of independent, world and documentary films, foreign and Hollywood classics, and educational programming that will enhance the cultural richness of the downtown Stamford community. Once again, discerning film goers can ask: "What's on at the Avon?" It was formed in 2003 under the name the Avon Theatre Film Center, Inc., to restore a vital downtown landmark and reopen it as a community venue for the presentation of timeless film. A Brief History of the Avon Theatre The Avon Theatre has been described as an eclectic and whimsical picture house, with a prevailing Neo-Colonial motif that incorporates traditional Art Deco themes. The theatre is highlighted by a strikingly original exterior facade, framed magnificently by a restored vertical "AVON" marquee that lights up the Connecticut sky at night.
14 tables, ample parking, arcades, dart games, restaurant, lounge, pro shop.
African American Civil War Soldiers Monument
This unique artwork is one of only a handful of sculptured tributes to the African American Civil War soldier in the entire United States. Commissioned by the City of Decatur, the work was designed and created by renowned artist, Preston Jackson. Jackson created several concepts for the statue and allowed the citizens of Decatur to vote to select the final design.
Outlaw Outfitters - Le Roy
One-hour guided horseback rides, hayrack and carriage rides for private rental, and barn dances are available. Open through March and October.
CITY: Le Roy
Mount Pulaski Township Historical Museum & Research Center
This museum contains numerous artifacts and memorabilia from the Mt. Pulaski area, as well as Abraham Lincoln items and information.
CITY: Mount Pulaski
Union School House
Built in 1865, Union School served rural Logan County for over 80 years. More than a museum, Union School is a hands-on learning center. Local history is displayed in old photographs and memorabilia. A year-round interpreter is available to enhance the visitor experience.
Homestead Prairie Farm
Step into a restored 1860's farmhouse and experience an era when apple butter and ham and beans cooked over open fires; candles were hand-dipped and quilts were hand stitched; dulcimer music filled the air; and fields were worked by man and beast. Located on the 1,350-acre Rock Springs Nature Center site, the Homestead offers living history programs throughout summer.
Bowling alley, pool tables, and video games. Open grill for food and drinks. Bar- for adults 21 and over.
Atlanta Inn is the only hotel located in Atlanta, Illinois. You can explore the historic town of Atlanta in central Illinois with the last great frontier of the modern world through exit No 140 off I-55 and save the memories for life. Pass through Logan County and see the rise of Abraham Lincoln from surveyor to legendary lawyer by traveling through historic Route 66 which crosses 8 states and 3 time zones.
The Laughing Kat
Located in the residence of local artist Frannie Thompson, this shop features all types of handmade creations. Her fine assortment of fused glass and beads, paintings, jewelry, sewing and purses awaits you.
Wall Dogs Mural
Eleven different, beautifully painted murals. Main Street Lincoln was instrumental in bringing these murals to our community.
Simpkins Military History Museum
The personal collection of Gary Simpkins includes artifacts from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War and Desert Storm.
Albert Taylor Theatre at Millikin University
The Albert Taylor Theatre is located in the historic Shilling Hall. The 275-seat auditorium was built as Millikin University opened in 1902. Renovations to the theatre were completed in 2006 and include Handicapped Accessible and Wheel Chair Accessible seating. Annual productions by the Millikin University Department of Theatre & Dance, School of Music, and Opera Program are all held in this theatre. Lectures, classes, and rehearsals are also held in the facility.
Lincoln Square Theatre
The Lincoln Square Theatre was built in 1915, designed principally to present touring theatrical and vaudeville productions. The original structure featured seating for 1,355 patrons.
Deskin's Tavern & Postville Well
Abe Lincoln often stayed at Deskin's Tavern when he traveled to Postville. A well where he is said to have quenched his thirst is also located on this site.
Flower Corner & Country Church Craft Mall
A full-service florist specializing in weddings. The Flower Corner invites you to call and set up an appointment to speak with one of their designers for your special day! They also carry a large assortment of crafts, candles, quilts, pictures, wooden signs, and furniture.
Heritage In Flight Museum
The Heritage in Flight Museum is dedicated to the preservation of aviation history. The museum displays memorabilia and artifacts from all the military conflicts dating back to WWI. These mementos have been donated by both veterans and their families. The museum also offers tours and hosts flying events at the airport.
Local theatre presentations at their best, with local talent providing high quality entertaining plays throughout the year for your enjoyment.
Mount Pulaski Heritage Wayside
This wayside interprets the career connection between Logan County and Abraham Lincoln.
CITY: Mount Pulaski
North Greens Golf Course
Golf with your family on this great course. 18 holes of fun are in store for your family when you visit North Greens. You will be challenged at your game and have a great time teeing off!
25 rooms, restaurants nearby, non-smoking rooms and free movie channel.
David Erlanson Gallery
The David Erlanson Art Gallery is located in the center of the Richland Community College campus and is used to display artwork of students, faculty, and professional artists. Each month, a new artist is featured and the public is invited to a reception honoring the artist. Annual student and faculty shows are also featured and the gallery space has served as a stage for other art events such as readings and dramatic performances. This intimate space showcases a wide range of works from regional artists, while enhancing the college’s art program. Exhibits rotate monthly, and highlights include an annual student art show in May.
Logan County Courthouse
This 1905 Neo-Classical building features a stained glass dome, the longest-serving courtroom in Illinois, a mosaic of the state seal, a statue of Abraham Lincoln and murals of Logan County.
Theater, Music, Business
Gallery 510/NOVA Framing
Located in downtown Decatur on Main Street, you'll find the venue for Gallery 510's local artist cooperative. Discover original creations by local artisans including pottery, paintings, textiles, fiber art and metal sculptures. There is a free public reception the first Friday of each month featuring a local artist.
Kirkland Fine Arts Center
A full-scale, live performance theater, with art galleries, on the campus of Millikin University.
Rike House Museum
Built in 1853, the restored house of blacksmith Robert Ingle has undergone extensive restoration, and features antiques, a family bible and the town's first piano. Reservations required.
CITY: Le Roy
Logan Lanes Bowling Alley
Come and bowl with your family or a group of friends at Lincoln's bowling center.
Decatur Civic Center Arena
Ice skating available during fall/winter months. Call ahead for exact dates. Admission to the ice arena is $6 and skate rentals are $2. During the spring/summer months, the arena is used as venue for shows and fairs.
Under the Prairie Frontier Archaeological Museum
This museum displays hundreds of authentic items from the frontier period, including artifacts that were excavated from the hilltop site of James Latham's 1819 cabin.
A quaint motel, refurbished to its origional motif, is a great place for Route 66 enthusiasts to spend the night.
Blue Connection Gallery
The "Art of Entrepreneurship" program (of which the Blue Connection Gallery is an integral part) has been developed to unite the strengths of two of Millikin's Professional Schools: the Tabor School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. This novel combination of two programs enables business students to gain insight into the creative aspects of entrepreneurship while art students of Millikin’s College of Fine Arts learn the importance of marketing their own artwork. You will find all types of art displayed at The Blue Connection. Be sure to stop in and browse -- who knows... a promising student’s work purchased today could turn out to be a valuable masterpiece tomorrow! The gallery participates in the “First Friday” art walks by hosting receptions that trademark the arts community in Decatur’s quaint and historic downtown.
Lincoln Christian University Theatre
Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of stage productions at the Lincoln Christian University & Seminary Theater. The productions vary depending on the year and the season. Offers a fall play, Christmas Production, and a spring musical.
Vespasian Warner Public Library
Research materials of the DeWitt County Genealogical Society are housed here, as well as revolving exhibits of the Lincoln Heritage committee of DeWitt County. Historical programs and presentations occur throughout the year.
The Blue Dog Inn
This restaurant is a nice place to enjoy the company of friends and family. Enjoy wonderful food with a drink of your choice, started off with an appetizer and ended with a delicious dessert.
The Welcome Hotel & Suites
81 rooms, small board rooms, free high-speed internet, dual phone lines, cordless telephones, cable TV, indoor pool, jacuzzi suites.
Rock Springs Nature Center
Home to a large visitor center, a museum, a restored farmhouse, nearly nine miles of hiking trails, and a paved bike trail.
A locally operated Mexican restaurant, they offer great lunch specials and an expansive menu. Also well known for home made Margaritas and imported beers.
Kaeuper Hall at Millikin University
Kaeuper Hall is located in the Perkinson Music Center. The 167-seat auditorium was named after Hermann Kaeuper, the first Director of the School of Music. The handicapped accessible hall hosts weekly School of Music recitals, guest instrumental and vocal performances, opera rehearsals, and other intimate concerts.
Unique ambiance and cuisine will provide you with an unforgettable Chinese and Hawaiian dining experience. Great food, wonderful service & family-friendly.
Enjoy this one of a kind Chinese restaurant, with exceptional service, a clean atmosphere, with a wide selection of food to choose from. Meals are served with hot tea, soft drinks, or water. Dine in or carryout.
The unique shop of Prairie Years offers an eclectic variety of items so that every shopper finds something that they will like. Come and view a great selection of gifts and purchases that will leave you asking yourself, "When can I come back?!"
Sleep Inn - Decatur
69 rooms, small meeting rooms, non-smoking rooms, indoor pool, free breakfast, fitness center.
Baymont Inn & Suites - Decatur
99 rooms, restaurants nearby, business center, meeting facilities. Each room is equipped with iron, ironing board, hair dryer, in-room coffee service, free satellite movies and extra long beds. Complimentary breakfast.
Decatur Public Library Art Gallery
The Second Floor Gallery, in partnership with Gallery 510, showcases local and regional artwork year-round. Frequently local and national traveling exhibits are displayed. In conjunction with the featured exhibits, the library presents topic-specific programs and events. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm; Friday-Saturday: 9am-5:30pm; Sunday: 1pm-5pm (Sept-May). Admission to the gallery is free and the public is welcome to all programs and events.
Madigan State Park
Hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and limited hunting are available at this 750-acre park along Salt Creek.
Unique floral and craft shop that will inspire the artist within.
CITY: Mount Pulaski
North Gallery - Rock Springs Nature Center
This gallery showcases the works of local artists in various media.
Red Tail Run Golf Club by Raymond Floyd
Designed by legendary hall of fame player, Raymond Floyd, this signature course features large, undulating greens, wide rolling fairways and native grasses. Located on Decatur's south side, the Park District's newest course is designed for players of all skill levels. From five tee locations and multiple angels, this signature Floyd course is truly designed for the championship to the novice golfer. Red Tail provides multiple tee locations from Championship to Junior, driving range with double tees, golf academy programming, and first tee learning center.
bar, casual dining
Three galleries on the Millikin University Campus feature changing one-artist exhibits during the academic year. The Perkinson Gallery hosts a wide range of exhibitions that focus on work by professional artists from Illinois and the Midwest, in addition to work by artists with national recognition. The gallery has 2,000 square feet of floor space, with 132 linear feet of wall space. Patrons may view the displayed work for free, Monday through Friday from noon to 5 pm. The Lower Gallery focuses on photographic works. Student artists display their works in the Studio Gallery. The Lower and Studio Galleries are open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm Free admission.
Beautiful arranged gift shop. It has lovely wedding and shower gifts. Huge selection of candies, specialty coffee and other various unique items throughout the store.
Offering great hand-made items with quality, this store offers a little piece of homemade heaven. They also offer custom framing and sewing supplies and are located directly on the square in Lincoln.
Cross Country Skiing at Rock Spring Center
Trails open whenever there is at least three inches of snow on the ground. Equipment rental available from 9am-2pm.
Talk of the Town
Talk of the Town is a little slice of heaven in Elkhart. If you are looking for a place that gives you great home-cooked meals at a reasonable price you have found the place you want to eat. Talk of the Town employees will welcome you in and you will feel like you have been a part of the town forever.
The Tropics Restaurant - Route 66
The Tropics Restaurant is no longer open to the public, but is a prime example of a Route 66 roadside attraction.
Step back to a time when dining out was something special. Broiled steaks and chops, wood-roasted seafood and spit-roasted meats. The quintessential 1940's supper club. Welcome to a place where friends and family gather for good times and exceptional food. A place where dining out is something special. Welcome to Wildfire. Our signature dishes include the Horseradish Crusted Filet, Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, Wildfire Chopped Salad, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and Cedar Planked Salmon. We offer a variety of fresh salads and sandwiches
Hampton Inn - Forsyth
Surrounded by restaurants, shopping and theaters, the Hampton Inn Decatur/Forsyth is a central Illinois hotel 8 miles away from Millikin University and within five miles of major corporations. Start your day with Hampton's free hot breakfast or if you have some place to be, grab one of our Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bags, available Monday to Friday. Also enjoy free WiFi, on site fitness center, and indoor pool.
Griswold Conservation Area
Located 14 miles southwest of Decatur off Route 48 near Blue Mound. Hike the trail up the glacial kame to the observation deck for sweeping view of the prairie. Picnic facilities and playground.
The Country Aire
Newly remodeled restaurant. Big servings, good service, and a special knack for cooking delicious meals.
Decatur Indoor Sports Center
This 87,000-square-foot indoor sports center features a fitness center, four-lane competition grade track, indoor soccer field, five basketball/volleyball courts, two dance studios, two golf simulators, chipping and putting greens, and a climbing wall.
Edward R. Madigan State Park
Enjoy the peaceful walking, biking or running trails with plenty of deer to be seen.
A quaint home town cafe located in Downtown Lincoln. They offer a great selection, and a wonderfully fast lunch menu. Check out this local restaurant for a great meal.
Pig Hip Marker
This marker tells the story of the Pig Hip Restaurant and its famous sandwiches. A fire took the museum building in 2007.
Grimsley's Flower Store
A tradition in Clinton since 1918, it remains today as a symbol of the way things used to be -- tin ceiling and walls, wood floor, quality service.
Hallie's Lunch Box
Home of the Famous Schnitzel.
Sam Sorrento's Ristorante
They offer a wide variety of Italian cuisine offering pasta and pizza. They also offer a tasty Alfredo pizza. Sure to please any pizza connoisseur.
Friends Creek Conservation Area
18 miles north of Decatur on Route 48 near Argenta. The park feature three nature trails - the quarter-mile Friends Creek Trail, the 2-mile Woodland Trail, and the 2.5-mile Sun Trail. Each varies in difficulty and meanders through topographies ranging from open meadows and floodplains, to towering oak-hickory forests and undulating hillsides.
Country Inn & Suites - Decatur
72 rooms, restaurants and shopping nearby, conference facility, small meeting rooms, free movie channel.
Guzzardo's Italian Villa
Enjoy this upper class Italian Restaurant in downtown Lincoln, serving wine with food. Not handicapped accessible.
This luncheonette has different daily specials, fresh made sandwiches and salads, along with fresh made rolls. A variety of side salads made daily for everyones enjoyment, come in and see us.
Peggy's Place is a great hometown restaurant focusing on catering.
A fun family restaurant with a full menu to choose from with a hot and cold salad bar, and a children's menu. Come out and enjoy this family owned restaurant and all of its hospitality.
Lincoln Public Library
A Carnegie library, built in 1902, the Lincoln Public Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Brandt's Arcade Cafe
A quaint local restuarant serving traditional down-home cooked meals. They also serve some of the best homemade breakfasts in town.
19 rooms, restaurants nearby, non-smoking rooms, free movie channel.
45 rooms, non-smoking rooms, free breakfast, and pets allowed.
A fascinating shop full of many different features. This shop has antiques, special glassware, old books, vintage merchandise, hand-poured candles, and many knickknacks.
Three Roses Floral
This fabulous flower shop also offers gift ideas and florals for any occasion. Silk flowers, furniture, pictures and more!
Russel Stovers Candies
Located right off I-55 they offer a wide variety of discounted candies and they also sell fudge and ice cream. satisfy your sweet tooth at Russel Stovers.
Rock Springs/ Fairview Bikeway
The bikeway connects three area parks with a 3.2-mile, 10-foot wide, handicapped accessible trail for enjoyment by hikers and bikers alike. Tote along your favorite fixings to enjoy on the trail or designated picnic areas.
Greater Decatur YMCA
Swimming and a wide variety of exercise opportunities.
Saddie's Secret Place
Offering a selection of vintage Items, antiques, furniture, and unique old collectibles. Located on the west side of the square in downtown Mount Pulaski.
Bourbon Barrel Bar & Grill
Friendly neighborhood bar offering a full menu from appetizers to steaks and daily lunch specials.
Chop Sticks Chinese Restaurant
A locally owned and operated Chinese buffet. This restaurant offers a wide variety of oriental cuisine at great prices. Stop by and take advantage of their great lunch buffet price! Affordable for dinner too!
This is The Home of the Gyros, along with an assortment of other foods to choose from, like cheesburgers, hot dogs, and hot ham and cheese. They have appetizers such as cheese balls, fried mushrooms, and onion rings. Top it off with a drink of choice.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham - Decatur
60 all suites hotel, each providing a fully equipped kitchen, sofa bed and desk, 24 hour courtesy van available, full hot breakfast, and business center.
Decatur Public Library
Books (of course), videos, dvds, cds, local history room, computers, classes, art gallery, kids place
On west side of Lincoln near many restaurants, includes semi truck parking, accepts all major credit cards, no pool, and no personal checks please only business checks.
Budget Inn - Lincoln
This motel sets away from all the rest, they also accept all major credit cards, and semi truck parking is available. Checks are not accepted.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Resturant is a faorite stop for travelers. It is located right off of the I-55 exit and Illinois travelers are sure to find some great home cooked meals to fill their stomachs.
Ramada, Ltd. - Decatur
61 rooms, restaurants and shopping nearby, small meeting rooms, indoor pool, sauna-whirlpool, non-smokingrooms, free breakfast.
Rusty's Clubhouse and Grill
Family Restaurant offering an all-American fare. Bar.