134 Barnett Ave.
Forsyth, IL 62535-0027
Phone: (217) 875-1166
Fax: (217) 875-1166
The State Farm Center, formerly called Assembly Hall, is a multipurpose entertainment facility that hosts tuck rallies, Broadway shows, Home & Garden Shows, and children’s events. The facility’s glowing white dome roars with the cheers of nearly 16,000 people when full.
Orpheum Children's Science Museum is housed in the historic Orpheum theater. The exhibits and programs at the science museum are curriculum based such that the child learns through observation. Various models, charts, diagrams encourage the scientific abilities in the child, developing in them, an interest for the subject and an aptitude to pursue it further. While other museums preserve ancient artifacts, this museum preserves the historical monument of Orpheum theater along with building new scientists that will help in the development of the society.
Home turf to the Fighting Illini wrestling and volleyball teams of University of Illinois, Huff Hall remains a popular multi-use area. Established in the year 1925, the arena commemorates the university's athletic director, George Huff.
This charming 24 acre park is the perfect outing for a family day. Lytle Park has a number of fun activities. This beautiful park has many unique attractions, including an old oil well and art sculptures. Play tennis on their 6 courts, take a stroll through their gardens, play in the playgrounds, have a picnic, and check out the huge swimming pool. Lytle Pool is one of the largest pools in the state and for a moderate fee you can take a dip.
Lawson Park is popular for a reason, this large park is home to a lot of activites. With four tennis courts, a batting cage, pickle ball, and a filed that can be used for football of soccer, it's no wonder that this park is the perfect spot for some fun in the sun. There is also a large playground that's perfect for kids.
The largest park in the city, Peterson Park is the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon. Watch a American Legion Jr. game on the baseball diamond, play a game of horseshoes, have your children play on the playground, or just relax with a picnic. This green park is also the site to great events, including music concerts.
Created in 1907 to help with the county's water supply, Lake Paradise is truly a paradise. You can take a boat out on to the tranquil waters of the reservoir, but there is no swimming allowed.
Lake Mattoon was created in the 1950s to be a water reserve and it's since become the perfect spot for recreational activities. Take a boat out and waterski along the shore. Try your luck fishing for bass and catfish. Enjoy a picnic at Lake Mattoon Public Beach. At 1,050-acres, there's a lot of room to enjoy the water.
Opened in 1956, Coles County Speedway is one of the oldest dirt tracks in the Mid-West. The 1/8th mile oval is the site of weekly races. Visit to see Micro Sprint cars zoom by or sign up yourself and race against fellow drivers in go-cart. This challenging track is fun for both spectators and drivers.