Decatur is the biggest city of Macon County in Illinois. The city, known as "The Soybean Capital of the World", was founded in 1823 and is located in Central Illinois.
1. Relive life on a prairie farm: The Rock Springs Center for Environmental Discovery is a restored 1860s prairie farm, this place has a visitors' center, a museum and a lookout tower, furthermore it also has fishing ponds, hiking trails, biking tracks, cross-country skiing, naturalist-led programs, team-trust courses and a picnic area.
2. Take the children to a zoo: Overlooking Lake Decatur, Scovill Zoo has more than 400 animals from all over the world at this fifteen-acre zoo. It also has an educational and visitor center with a gift shop, restrooms, and conference room with an outdoor amphitheater.
3. Go horse riding: For people who are interested in riding, Big Creek Riding Stables offers private and group horse riding lessons and trail riding. Listed horse shows, rodeos, team penning and roping competitions held all over the year. The staff is very helpful and they spend a lot of time showing people around and answering questions.
4. See a stately brick mansion: This is a stately brick mansion that was constructed in 1876, the year of the United States centenary. The completely restored mansion is famous for its stylish fireplaces, plasterwork, woodwork and etched and stained glass.
5. Tour a governor's mansion: Governor Oglesby Mansion is an Italianate designed home that was built in 1874. It features U.S. Senator and three-time governor of Illinois Oglesby's, unique library which has been renovated with furnishings of the gilded age.