Plan Your Trip

Hi, there. Below is some information to help plan your future trip to Decatur and Macon County. We’re excited to welcome you to our community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions to Brandy at bposhard@decaturedc.com. Enjoy your trip!

Getting Here

There are several airports in close proximity to Decatur, including our very own Decatur Airport.

Decatur Airport (DEC)
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United Express service to/from Chicago O’Hare

Willard Airport in Champaign, IL (CMI)
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46 miles from Decatur

Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, IL (BMI)
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50 miles from Decatur

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL (SPI)
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42 miles from Decatur

Decatur is also 182 miles from Chicago, 175 miles from Indianapolis, and 135 miles from St. Louis if you prefer a larger hub.

Need a lift? With Uber and Lyft along with the City of Decatur’s transit system, you’ll be able to find your way around easily. Additionally, several car rental businesses (Enterprise and Hertz) are available should you request to rent your own transportation.

If you prefer private transportation, D’L Elegance Transportation and Timi’s Transportation can get you where you need to go.

D’L Elegance Transportation
Derrick Thaxton
dlthaxt1212@icloud.com
217-791-1530

Timi’s Transportation
1-800-682-8214
www.timistransportation.com


Where to Stay

Special room rates have been reserved at the hotels listed below. When making your reservation, be sure to give the promotional codes listed below for the discounted rates:

Hampton Inn (East Decatur by the Decatur Airport)
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Address: 4855 East Evergreen Court, Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: 217-864-3297
Special Room Rate: $135 + Tax. Call hotel to book with code “POLICE EXECUTIVE RESEARCH FOUNDATION” to apply discount.
Travel Time to ICAT: 7.5 miles, or 13 minutes

Residence Inn (Forsyth)
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Address: 230 Lucile Avenue, Forsyth, IL 62535
Phone: 217-872-6600
Special Room Rate: $149 + Tax. Call hotel to book with code “ICAT” to apply discount.
Travel Time to ICAT: 9 miles, or 17 minutes

Homewood Suites (Forsyth)
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Address: 333 West Marion Avenue, Forsyth, IL 62535
Phone: 217-877-0887
Special Room Rate: $139 + Tax for King Suite. Call hotel to book with code “ICAT” to apply discount.
Travel Time to ICAT: 9 miles, or 17 minutes

Holiday Inn (Decatur but near Forsyth)
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Address: 5150 North Wingate Drive, Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: 217-542-5400
Special Room Rate: 18% Discount. Call hotel to book with code “PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING FOUNDATION” to apply discount.
Travel Time to ICAT: 9.2 miles, or 18 minutes


Where to Dine

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of our favorite local dining establishments. For a full listing of dining establishments, click here for the Dining Guide from Decatur Magazine.

Decatur East/Mt. Zion (Near the Hampton Inn, East Decatur)

The Four Nine | Unique Twist on American Favorites (Small location so call ahead for a reservation!)

Coz’s | Sports Bar Vibes

South Shores Neighborhood (Near ICAT Training Facility)

The Wharf | Local Dive with Tasty Eats, Hidden Behind Subway and the Convenience Station

Downtown Decatur

The Gin Mill | Chicago Vibes with Steaks, Seafood, and Gourmet Dishes
Robbie’s (217-423-0448) | Longtime Decatur Staple with Cozy Vibe, Informal
TapRoot | Farm to Table Style Menu
Lincoln Square Lounge | Greek, Family-Owned Restaurant and Bar, Delicious Gyros
Donnie’s Homespun Pizza | Hipster Vibes, Great Pizza and Vegan Options

Forsyth/Decatur North

The Draft Sports Bar & Grill | Sports Bar Vibes

Coffee

Starbucks inside Kroger (Decatur East)
121 Coffee Run (Highway 48 Near South Shores)
Coffee Connection (North Decatur)
Starbucks (North Decatur)
Panera (North Decatur)


Sticking Around?

Check out the Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for ideas and event calendars. Also explore our Limitless Decatur website for more information on how we live, work and play in our community.