Kinkaid Lake: A Jackson County Getaway.

Kinkaid Lake is a treasure trove of natural beauty, recreational activities, and historical significance. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a serene getaway, Kinkaid Lake offers something for everyone. The allure stems from the stunning lake, beautiful surroundings, recreational opportunities, and Kinkaid Bar and Grill. Kinkaid Lake is a […]

Savoring the Best Brunch Around Murphysboro, IL

Murphysboro, Illinois, is not just a haven for nature lovers and history buffs but also a growing hub for food enthusiasts. When it comes to brunch, a trio of delightful spots promise a memorable culinary experience: Faye in Murphysboro, Emily’s Eatery in Dowell, and St. Nicholas Brewing Company in Murphysboro. Each venue brings its unique […]

Lawrence “Big Twist” Nolan

Jackson County | Murphysboro

The marker is located on the southeast corner of the Jackson County Court House lawn, 1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, Il.  Jackson County   LAWRENCE MILLARD NOLAN WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 23, 1937 IN TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA. HE MOVED TO MURPHYSBORO IN 1956 AND MARRIED HIS WIFE, YVONNE, IN 1965; TOGETHER THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN A VOCALIST, […]

Big Muddy Monster Billboard

Jackson County | Murphysboro

Located by the McDonalds at the corner of Route 13 and Highway 127.   ARTISTS  Painted by Christine DeShazo · Zach Nelson · Ava Stuemke · Phil DeShazo LOCATION  GPS – Lat: 37°7653589″N         Lon: 89°3256886″W DATE 2024 SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS #revitalize62966 #applecity62966 #paintthetown62966 #murphysboro   THE STORY BEHIND THE MURAL Terrorized by a creature […]

Boo Castle Park: Where Fantasy meets Jackson County.

Boo “Castle Park”, a magical destination nestled on Giant City Road and open to everyone seeking adventure and joy. Established in 2005 in loving memory of Jeremy “Boo” Rochman, this privately owned park invites visitors to immerse themselves in a world inspired by Boo’s childhood passions. Boo Castle Park captivates with its Dungeons and Dragons […]

Exploring Lipe Orchards: A Historic Gem in Jackson County, Illinois

Sitting on the south edge of Carbondale, Illinois, Lipe’s Orchard Market stands as a testament to agricultural heritage and family legacy. Established in the 1880s by their great-grandparents, Sara Lipe and her sister Laura Lipe now oversee this cherished orchard. Sara has owned and operated the orchard since 2006 and Laura has own and operated […]

The Timeless Charm of Parkview Park

Nestled in the heart of Murphysboro, Illinois, lies a hidden gem that seamlessly weaves the past and present into a vibrant tapestry of community life. Parkview Park, affectionately known to locals as 9th Street Park, is a testament to the town’s dedication to preserving its rich history while embracing the spirit of modern-day recreation. A […]

Block Party Music Series by Brews Brothers Taproom

Summer is upon us, and there’s no better way to enjoy the warm evenings than by attending a lively, family-friendly event that brings the community together. This season, the Brews Brothers Taproom is hosting an incredible Block Party Music Series that promises fun for all ages. Nestled just a block from downtown, this event transforms […]

LaRue-Pine Hills: An Adventurous Family Getaway

If you’re a family that loves the great outdoors, pack up your gear and head to LaRue-Pine Hills in the stunning Shawnee National Forest. This place is a hidden gem, perfect for those who crave both excitement and a touch of history. First off, let’s talk about those jaw-dropping limestone bluffs. Rising 150 feet from […]

Discover Mclaughlin Farms : U-pick Strawberries

Get ready to immerse yourself in rows of vibrant strawberry plants, ripe for the picking. At McLaughlin Farms, you can enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting your own strawberries straight from the vine. Not keen on picking? No problem! You can also opt for pre-picked strawberries for a hassle-free experience. As a family-owned business with over […]