Destination guide

Travel to friendly Murphysboro

Enjoy the museums and other features of Murphysboro. This welcoming city is known for its fishing, boating and restaurants. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Murphysboro

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Murphysboro has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Pinckneyville Fairgrounds (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
  • Kokopelli Golf Club (21.1 mi / 34 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Murphysboro

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Murphysboro is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Murphysboro State Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Pyramid State Park (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Anna City Park (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Murphysboro

Fly into Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional), the closest airport, located 18.5 mi (29.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Murphysboro?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 38 holiday lettings around Murphysboro. From 18 cabins to 18 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Murphysboro?

There's something undeniably charming about a countryside retreat. If you're a born-and-bred city slicker yearning for a bit of rural life, let us help you find what you're looking for. HomeAway has 22 countryside holiday properties in this destination. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has plenty more property options to look through, including:

  • 8 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 8 lake-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 7 lakefront holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Murphysboro in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a special trip with the entire family or spending a few nights away with your old school gang, it's always loads of fun being under the one roof! The great news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. The favourite choice for bigger groups here are cabin holiday rentals, and there are 8 available. Properties for rent in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 43 rental properties perfectly suited for that size. Book a night from just £81.
  • Need a holiday rental for 8 people? We have 21 that will suit. You can get one for as little as £119 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with 20 guests? We offer 8 rental properties that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £201 per night.

You and all your buddies will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Murphysboro travels through us!