Scovill Zoo - Decatur 71 South Country Club Road, Decatur 217-421-7435 A great zoo, and located next door to the Children's Museum of Illinois! Enjoy the endangered species carousel ride and The Z.O. & O. Express Train offers a one-mile narrated tour tracking through a tunnel and along Lake Decatur to give you a unique view of the animals. Riders will have the opportunity to see animals from five different continents like our Emu from Australia and Toucans from South American. Be sure to watch for our two South African Cheetahs, Jafari and Runako. There is a wonderful playground set at the main entrance as well.