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Welcome Visitors

 

We welcome all visitors to Murphysboro. The Murphysboro Tourism Commission, a commission of the City of Murphysboro, has put together information on why you should visit Murphysboro. Experience the beauty of the great outdoors and the rich history of our region - there is plenty for you to enjoy! You can hike, bike, fish or picnic at any number of public sites or eat at some of our unique restaurants and cafes featuring local flavors and traditions. Golf all year long, take in a festival, golf all year long or enjoy wine from the top Illinois Wine region. Bring your friends. Bring your family and come relax.

We have something to offer visitors year round.

Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Springtime brings lush green hills, vibrant blooms, and busy wildlife. Summer is all about enjoying exciting outdoor festivals and relaxing. Autumn brings bursts of color, bountiful orchard harvests, and an incredible range of outdoor adventure activities With winter comes a long list of holiday events ranging from the warm and cozy to the spectacular. The winter months are typically mild compared to the rest of Illinois.

Things to do:

  • Bird watching for rare species
  • Explore one of the many bike trails
  • Fishing at one of the wonderful local lakes

Things to do:

  • Golf at one of the many local courses
  • Unwind at a wine festival
  • Visit one of the many local Farmer's Markets
  • Antique shopping

Things to do:

  • Hike one of the local nature trails
  • Go camping at one of the local State Parks.
  • Take in a local fall festival
  • Visit local orchards for fresh fruits

Things to do:

  • Visit our shops and businesses for Holiday Open Houses and shopping
  • Hike and bike (yes in the winter)
  • Enjoy the holiday lights diplay
  • Plan a hunting trip

Please contact us using the "Contact us" link under Home at the top of the page if you do not find the information you are looking for on the website. We look forward to you visiting our great city.