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Live it!

You’ll find endless opportunities to enjoy life without limits here in Decatur and Macon County. We’ve curated a list of establishments that will give you the personalized experience that will be hard to find anywhere else. Read below or click the links in the gray box for more.


Sample the duck bacon pizza at The Gin Mill or try some amazing Thai food at Anna Thai. Chill on the lakeside deck at The Beach House or chow down on a double crust special delight pizza from Crawford’s. Hungry yet? Click here for a listing of our favorite local restaurants.


Explore the bold, the boutiques and the beautiful across the area’s expansive landscape of eclectic appeal. From Merchant Street’s chic kitsch to Mt. Zion’s ever-moving markets and Forsyth’s retail renaissance, not to mention downtown’s urbane elegance, filling your bags won’t be a challenge. Check out The Guide to Gifting – a video series that highlights just a few of our favorite local stores and their personable wares – and this new for 2022 gift guide from Sams/Hockaday & Associates. Want more? Macon County has great options for both women’s and men’s boutiques as well as local gift shops and home decor stores!


Catch the latest production with troupes like Theatre 7; or soak in the symphony, Broadway and all walks of performing arts at Kirkland. Spend a weekend on the shores of Lake Decatur, test out the high ropes course at Overlook Adventure Park, soak in the Lazy River at Splash Cove, or canoe Big Creek. Looking for nighttime entertainment? We have that, too.

Health and Wellness

Soak your skin and clear your head in Central Illinois’ only salt water float tank. Practice your best Downward Facing Dog or Tree pose in one of our several yoga classes. Or simply locate your favorite wellness store or gym. Rest assured, whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

Beauty, Aesthetics & Spa

Cut an inch or two off your to-do list when it comes to finding a new salon, spa or barber shop. Looking for unique treatments like Botox? You’ll find them here, too.

Arts & Culture

Access arts in the park and beyond with the Decatur Area Arts Council, take your first walk on a Friday or any day with Gallery 510 or supersize your off-time with a tour through Heroic Age Art Studio. The arts are alive all around Decatur and beyond! In fact, click here to access an interactive map that allows users to find outdoor public artwork, such as sculptures, murals, electrical box wraps, and mosaics, throughout Decatur. Click here for locations that showcase our artsy and cultural side.

Parks, Rec & Trails

Experience our award-winning parks and a variety of scenic landscapes throughout Macon County. Run along the shores of Lake Decatur, canoe the Sangamon River, or cross-country ski at the Macon County Conservation District. Whatever you choose, nature is vast on our prairie all year long.

Around here, we’re living life for all it’s worth. Some call us a small town with a big attitude. We wear it proud and tell it loud – Macon County’s momentum just might be unstoppable.

Live life outside the lines. Live Limitless.