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 vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation 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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation 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 center.

Where to stay around Murphysboro?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 44 vacation rentals near Murphysboro. From 14 Houses to 21 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Murphysboro for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Murphysboro?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 14 Houses in Murphysboro. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Murphysboro include:

  • Bungalows: 21 rentals available
  • Cabins: 21 rentals available
  • Cottages: 21 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Murphysboro?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Murphysboro. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.