Top 7 Things to do in Forsyth, United States

November 2, 2017 Diedre Savory

Forsyth is a village in Macon County, Illinois, United States whose population was 2,434 at the 2000 census, and 3,007 in 2009. It is included in the Decatur, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area pop. 109,456.
Restaurants in Forsyth

1. Scovill Zoo

71 S Country Club Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-4470 +1 217-421-7435
Excellent
57%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Scovill Zoo

Reviewed By 102Angela - Columbus, Georgia

My family held my father's 80th birthday party here at Scovill Zoo's educational building. They catered the affair as well and the food was surprisingly good. My step mom did pay for a childrens menu selections in addition to the regular menu items, and they neglected to serve any of the children's menu items. It was disappointing, but other than that, it was a very nice event.

2. Hickory Point Mall

1146 Hickory Point Mall, Forsyth, IL 62535-2088 +1 217-875-0080
Excellent
18%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
18%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 27 reviews

Hickory Point Mall

Located in Forsyth, IL, Hickory Point Mall features great stores such as Bergner's, Kohl's, Sears, and Von Maur. You can also take a break from shopping with a bite to eat and a movie.

Reviewed By JJRiann - Chicago, Illinois

This mall is beautiful, clean and safe. Unfortunately though, it is 40% empty. Like all indoor malls in Illinois, I'm sure it was once a booming retail empire, but from what we were told by a local, the rent was raised and everybody moved out. I still found it to be a pleasurable experience walking the corridors and the small food court was busier than any other area of the mall. It's a shame to see such a beautiful mall vacated like this. The selection of stores available is still pretty decent, but I'm sure it won't be long before the mall is closed permanently. I found it funny that they threw a few crane games into an alcove and called it an arcade.

3. Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center

3939 Nearing Ln, Decatur, IL 62521-9258 +1 217-423-7708
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center

Reviewed By Linda S - Decatur, Illinois

I went to Rock Springs hummingbird festival to see the banding of humming birds and learn more about them. It was fantastic. I watched them catch the bird, band it and take measurements. I have a certificate with the band number and if this bird is caught again, I will receive a letter stating when and where it was. After the banding I was able to hold the bird in my hand and release it. Great experience!

4. Children's Museum of Illinois

55 S Country Club Rd, Decatur, IL 62521-4470 +1 217-423-5437
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Children's Museum of Illinois

Reviewed By Sarah3M - Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

This is a great interactive place for kids of all ages. Admission is $6ish for adults and under 2 gets in free. There are two floors and several exhibits on each.

The grocery store section couples nicely with the farming section, showing how the food makes the journey from the farm to your home. Plus the tiny, real shopping carts are so much fun for tiny humans.

Upstairs there are exhibits about health, hospitals, airplanes, construction, etc. There's creative areas where kids can sit and draw or paint. And there's a maker space with varying activities for an additional charge (I think just $1).

Some of the "costumes" were worn threadbare or could use improvements. The pilots jacket is definitely sized for an adult man, not a tiny toddler. Although it was comical trying to get him to wear it...

TL:DR The zoo is half a block away. Pack a picnic lunch and do both in the same day. It's a great little Saturday.

5. Wabash Depot Antique Mall

780 E Cerro Gordo St, Decatur, IL 62523-1035 +1 217-233-0800
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Wabash Depot Antique Mall

Reviewed By rob62521 - Illinois

If you want to walk back in time, Wabash Depot is a great place to do it. Lots of vendors with a variety of items to peruse. Some are true antiques while others are vintage and collectible, all housed in what was formerly Decatur's Wabash Railroad Depot which has been restored. Prices are usually reasonable for most of the items.

6. Hieronymus Mueller Museum

420 W Eldorado St, Decatur, IL 62522-2189
Excellent
63%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Hieronymus Mueller Museum

Reviewed By PROF_CONSULTANT - Chicagoland

This is a museum focused on all the patents received by Hieronymus Mueller who came here as a gunsmith, but wound up as an important engineer on water mains, water valves and hydrants. A great little museum to go to for understanding the water infrastructure of this country.

He also was one of the first people to buy a Mercedes. He improved it by putting on a reverse gear. Just one of the innovations by this person who built Decatur and its industrial base.

A great place to take kids to expand their knowledge of history as well as engineering. Adults can learn a lot as well.

7. Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum

3635 E US Route 36, Decatur, IL 62521-5080 +1 217-791-5793
Excellent
33%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 19 reviews

Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum

Reviewed By Kay M - Augusta, GA

We were looking for things to do around Springfield, IL, and Decatur is about 45 minutes away. We had read about this museum so drove out to see it. It did not disappoint. It is full of one man's hobby of collecting Chevrolet memorabilia over many years as well as several vintage Corvettes. Especially if you like cars, this is a must see. My husband was disappointed in the entry fee being so high, but that's the way things are these days. It was worth it in the end.

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