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10 Things to Do in Decatur This Weekend

If you enjoy the convenience, you will be happy to know that Timber Cove Apartments is about 20 minutes away or less from a variety of desired local destinations around the area. Timber Cove is located in the premier Marion County area and downtown Indianapolis is practically at your fingertips, less than a 20-minute drive away.

Spend the night out on the town enjoying the fine dining and exciting entertainment, or stay closer to home and enjoy the afternoon at one of the many shopping or eating options nearby. We are also found close to a variety of pharmacies, banks, gyms, and grocery stores. There are plenty of things to do in Decatur this weekend. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it near our convenient apartments, we promise! 

 

Top 5 Things To Do In Decatur

 

1. Scorvill Zoo


The Scovill Zoo has been open since 1967 and is home to over 400 animals from six continents. The zoo also has an Endangered Species Carousel, Z.O. & O. Express Train, a playground, summer camps, volunteer opportunities, and mobile classroom programs. 

The zoo spans over 15 acres and overlooks Lake Decatur. The zoo has 34 different attractions to visit such as the concession stands, Scovill Farm, the Reptile building and more! You can also adopt one of the animals from the zoo for only $15! When you adopt your animal, your contribution supports the animal's care and feeding. You will also be given an adoption certificate, a subscription to the zoo newsletter, an invitation to the annual Zoo Parents Annual Picnic, and one free zoo admission! Visit their website today for more information! 

The zoo is open from 9:30 AM until 5 PM and the cost ranges from $5.50 to $7.50. The carousel is $2.50 and the Express Train is $3.50. Visit online today to purchase your tickets! 

71 S Country Club RD
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 421-7435
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2. Children's Museum of Illinois


If you are looking for something fun for the whole family to do, check out the Children's Museum of Illinois. 

The Children's Museum of Illinois is an interactive museum for kids aged 3-12 years old and helps enhance children's educational opportunities. The museum first opened in 1990 under the name Decatur Area Children's Museum. They are now considered one of the top 25 children's museums in the country. 

The museum has over 10 exhibits that span through the 2 story building. Some of the most popular exhibits are the Super Service Center, HSHS Hospital, Mama Mia's Pizzeria and Gelato Stand, and more! Stop in today to explore and see why learning is fun! 


55 S Country Club RD
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-5437
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3. Rock Springs Conservation Area and Nature Center


Rock Springs Conservation area is home to several area attractions such as the Nature Center that has several exhibits and art, a Window on Wildlife, and several hands-on programs. They also have cross-country ski rentals, over 9 miles of hiking trails, and more! 

The hiking trails range in difficulty from easy to difficult and can last anywhere from 10 minutes to 1.5 hours. You can also check out their bike trail which is available from 7 AM to sunset every day. You will also see the Sangamon River and the Rock Spring Pine Tree Forest when exploring. You can also fish in the many ponds throughout the area as well! 

Visit today! 

3939 Nearing LN
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
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4. Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum


If you are interested in classic cars and memorabilia, then this is the place for you! The Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum first opened in 2009 and holds a collection of Chevrolet's most popular cars and memorabilia from the 1920s to today.

The museum is $12 for adults, $5 for children, and free for children under 3 years old. The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM. 

3635 US-36
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 791-5793
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5. Overlook Adventure Park


Looking for a good place to go out with family or friends? Check out Overlook Adventure Park! 

The Overlook Adventure Park is open every day and has several different amenities. You can play mini-golf, take a swing in the batting cages or test your skills on the ropes course! Mini golf ranges from $6.50-$7.50 and is free for children under 3. The ropes course lasts for 30 minutes to an hour and pricing ranges from $4.50-$11.50 depending on age and time. The batting cages range in price from $2-$34 depending on the number of pitches and time length you would like. You can also purchase packages to combine any of the above amenities as well. 

Visit today! 

 

2501 E Nelson Park RD
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 422-2316
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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Decatur

Decatur is home to Millikin University and has become a driving force in culture, community events, and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city's dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Decatur's culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings. 

 

Taproot

American, Rustic Contemporary $$

Taproot is located in downtown Decatur on the historic Merchant Street. Their beef is single-sourced beef from Greely, Colorado and their chicken is all cage-free raised with no antibiotics or hormones. We recommend starting off with the crab dip and then ordering the surf and turf for your entree! 

170 N Merchant ST
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 330-6365

 

Coney McKane's American Eatery

American $$

Coney McKane's is family-owned and operated. They first opened in 1997 and they offer many entrees and even made from scratch desserts. Several visitors commented on the welcoming atmosphere and amazing service. When visiting, of course we recommend trying one of the many homemade pies but we also recommend the grilled salmon and the chicken stir fry. Stop in today! 

104 E Prairie AVE
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 475-1111

 

Diamonds Family Restaurant

Family Restaurant, American $

Diamond's is a family-owned restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week! For breakfast, we recommend ordering the steak and eggs plate, for lunch and dinner we recommend the chicken fingers dinner. 

2959 N Oakland AVE
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-6051

 

Anna Thai Restaurant 

Thai $$

If you are looking for authentic Thai food, Anna Thai is the place to go! Visitors comment on the nice atmosphere as well as the delicious fried rice, Pad Thai, and sushi! Don't have time to stop in? Order from Grubhub for delivery! 

253 N Main ST
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 542-5972

 

Krekel's Custard

Hamburgers $

Want to try the best burger in Illinois? Stop into Krekel's Custard today! They were voted the Best Burger by Illinois times 7 times! Anything you order you can't go wrong, but we highly recommend ordering one of their shakes or malts with your burger! 

801 E Wood ST
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 429-1122

 

 

 

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