Decatur, Illinois is located approximately 40 miles east of Springfield (home of the University of Illinois at Springfield), approximately 40 miles south of Bloomington-Normal (home of Illinois State University), and approximately 40 miles east of Champaign-Urbana (home of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). It is conveniently located on Interstate 72 and US 51.
From Interstate 72 - Take Exit 133A (US 36 east). Travel approximately five miles to IL 48. Turn right. Go to the next stop light (Fairview Avenue) and turn left. The next light is Main Street.
If you want to park in the lot closest to Shilling Hall (see Campus Map below), turn left at the light and enter the parking lot on your left. You may park anywhere in this lot.
If you want to park in the lot on Main Street that is along Fairview Avenue (see Campus Map below), then turn right at the light and enter the parking lot on your right. You may park anywhere in this lot.
If you want to park on the lot between Main and Wood Streets, proceed straight through the light. Turn left at the next block, which is Wood Street. There will be a parking lot on the left. You may park anywhere in this lot.
From the north on US 51 - Take Interstate 72 west and follow directions above.
From the south on US 51 - Take the US 51 bypass to US 36 east. Follow the same directions as from Interstate 72 above.
Decatur Area Map
Near Millikin University