Beside I-72 and US-51, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Decatur, IL lies six miles north of downtown Decatur in the Village of Forsyth. Easily commute from the hotel to Millikin University and downtown businesses via a 15-minute drive on US-51. Take a break from work to visit Rock Springs Nature Center, or take your family to the Children’s Museum of Illinois, both about 10 miles away. With free Internet, you can email your presentation to colleagues and then relax in the hotel’s indoor pool and hot tub.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Need to create handouts for tomorrow’s meeting? Use our business center with its copy and fax services. After a day of sessions or sightseeing, make a splash in the pool or work out in the fitness center. Amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Rest easy with plush bedding in one of our guest rooms or suites that include amenities like an iron and ironing board to help you look your best. Standard room amenities include:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Fuel your day with the hotel’s complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, featuring hot items like Belgian waffles as well as fresh fruit. For lunch and dinner, try a nearby restaurant, such as HomeTown Buffet, which serves family favorites about a mile from the hotel. Stop by the Decatur Beach House for seafood and a lakefront view.
Things to Do in Decatur
Once your meetings are done, have some fun in downtown Decatur. Take a ghost tour of the Lincoln Theater before heading to Curly’s Sports Bar for drinks, video poker and televised sports. Families enjoy watching the antics of ring-tailed lemurs and riding the Zooville Train at Scovill Zoo. Visit these other Decatur Forsyth attractions:
Children’s Museum of Illinois – Let your imagination run wild at the Children’s Museum of Illinois, just 20 minutes from the hotel. At this collection of interactive exhibits designed to educate, entertain and inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, your kids can join one of the museum’s Maker sessions while you take on an adult painting class.
Millikin University – Listen to a concert, tailgate at a Big Blue game, or tour the 100-year-old campus at Millikin University. Gaze at the stars through the largest public telescope in Illinois, and then head to Campus Town for pizza and live music before making the seven-mile drive to the hotel.
Rock Springs Nature Center – Hike along the Sangamon River, learn about Midwestern life in the 1850s from re-enactors at the Homestead Prairie Farm, and watch birds and deer come to the nature center’s feeding area, all just a 15-minute drive away. In summer, fish in the ponds for bass; in winter, enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through the pine forest.
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Groups & Meetings
Host your next corporate event in our meeting space, offering free high-speed Internet access and audiovisual equipment rental. Reserve a block of rooms for your guests, and keep them informed about event details with a webpage that we personalize for you.
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