The best museums in Decatur in November 2023

These are the top 5 best museums in Decatur, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Decatur? These are the best ones:

  1. James Millikin Homestead1

    James Millikin Homestead

    Decatur, IL
    The James Millikin House, a historic landmark, is situated at 125 N. Pine St. in Decatur, Illinois. This location is easily accessible and offers a glimpse into the past, making it a worthwhile stop for tourists interested in history and architecture.
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    Scovill Zoo

    Decatur, IL
    Scovill Zoo, located in Decatur, Illinois, is a globally recognized institution, being one of the 210 zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo is home to approximately 500 animals, representing 96 different species from six continents. This diversity of species provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience and learn about wildlife from all over the world in one place.
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    Children's Museum of Illinois

    Decatur, IL
    Witty exhibitions to challenge children's minds. Let your kid climb a sculpture or fly in the plane. Named one of 25 best children's museums in the U.S.
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    Hieronymus Mueller Museum

    Decatur, IL
    A German immigrant, that turned into a businessman and inventor. Water tapper, sanitary drinking fountain and Mueller-Benz car. Explore more!
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    Governor Oglesby Mansion

    Decatur, IL
    House of the former U.S. senator, general in Civil War and three times governor of Illinois. Precious example of living at that time.

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