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Children's Museum of Illinois

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Address: 55 S. Country Club Rd, Decatur, IL
Phone Number: 217.423.5437
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sunday fun day

What a great Sunday fun day! We spent 2 1/2 hours with are three yer old son and I must say we ALL enjoyed every minute of it. A must do!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Carrollton, Missouri
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Carrollton, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a great Sunday fun day! We spent 2 1/2 hours with are three yer old son and I must say we ALL enjoyed every minute of it. A must do!

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Argenta, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My 2.5 year old daughter and I visited the Children's Museum for their Halloween Hoopla in October and had a great time. There was plenty for her to do with the regular exhibits and stations, and the extra Halloween stuff (science experiments, crafts, smores, and some candy/small toys) made it perfect for a younger child. Definitely someplace we'll come back... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was very impressed with this "Hands on" museum for the size of town. Had a great time and would recommend this to families! A must see in this area.

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Chewelah, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The grandchildren loved it, especially on a hot, humid day! The staff was very friendly and they kept the place clean. There is so much for the children to do, as well as adults. This would be a great place to buy a family pass.

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Decatur, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took our daughter for her first birthday and it was incredible. She ran around and played for hours. They have so many things for children to explore. The have a bubble room and a paint room, a pretend grocery store and post office and a really large water table on the first floor. On the second floor the have... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very family oriented and fun for the kids. In a lovely setting. Staff is friendly. Parking is ample. Location is not far from the center of Decatur.

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Decatur, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So...... I recently went to Louisville, KY and after paying a huge amount for their "children's museum", I want to say Decatur, you have something really good here. My toddler loves the grocery store, the climbing thing in the middle, the bubbles, he just likes the whole place! I don't suggest this place for older kids, like a lot of... More 

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illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great place for fun & learning activities. Took my grand-kids there - ages 6 and 12 - both liked it immensely! The new 'silicon sand' had all the adults amazed as well! All exhibits are 'hands on' that the kids love!

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Decatur, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a lot of fun for children up to about the age of 10. There are lots of hands-on activities to keep them busy. There is a very nice accredited zoo adjacent to the museum and both are in a lovely small park with a very nice playground and shady spots for a picnic.

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Mount Zion, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Children's Museum is a cool place for kids up to about 8 or 9. They change exhibits up every year so there is some good ebb and flow to keep thing interesting.

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