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Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Your Guide to Decatur

Welcome to the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau! Our mission is to showcase the best of Decatur, Illinois to visitors from near and far. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly vacation spot, a weekend getaway with friends, or a business trip with a side of leisure, Decatur has something for everyone. Our team of dedicated professionals is here to assist you in planning your trip, from finding the perfect hotel to arranging tours and activities. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional customer service and ensuring that each visitor has a memorable and enjoyable experience in Decatur. We invite you to explore all that our city has to offer and look forward to welcoming you to Decatur soon!

Explore the Best of Decatur

Located in central Illinois, Decatur is a city of stunning contrasts, offering everything from lush green parks and scenic lake vistas to the hustle and bustle of a bustling urban landscape. Its rich history includes being the site of Abraham Lincoln’s first home, and the birthplace of the Chicago Bears. Decatur’s growth was fueled by the creation of Lake Decatur in the early 20th century, and the community is set to celebrate the lake’s centennial anniversary in July 2023 with a special Lake Fest. Decatur is also home to many patents and inventions, such as the Corn Mill, Flyswatter, Slot Machine, and Cattle Dehorner, which are showcased in local museums and libraries. Scovill Park Complex, which overlooks Lake Decatur, offers a range of family-friendly attractions, including the Scovill Zoo and the Children’s Museum of Illinois. Overlook Adventure Park and the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater are also popular destinations for visitors to the area.

Phone Number

Toll Free: (800) 331-4479
Office: (217) 423-7000



202 E. North Street
Decatur, IL 62523

Our Team

Dedicated to allowing you to experience Decatur fully

Teri Hammel

Executive Director
Teri is responsible for leading and overseeing the strategic planning, promotion, and management of tourism initiatives, conventions, and visitor services in Decatur, Illinois.
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Jessica Milligan

Director of Meetings, Sports
& Events
Jessica is responsible for coordinating and executing successful meetings, sports tournaments, and events in Decatur, Illinois, to drive tourism and enhance the visitor experience.
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Tonya Culp

Director of Administrative Services
Tonya is responsible for managing and overseeing administrative operations, financial management, human resources, and office support functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the bureau.
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Information about us

Location / Address:

202 E. North Street Decatur, IL 62523

Phone Number:

(217) 423-7000

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