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 […]

Experience Giant City Lodge and State Park

Just 15 miles from Murphysboro, Giant City State Park offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, thrilling outdoor activities, and cozy accommodations. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a foodie, or simply looking to unwind in a picturesque setting, Giant City Lodge and State Park has something for everyone. Giant City Lodge is a rustic retreat […]

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 […]

Midland Inn, A Staple of Jackson County

Known for having the best margaritas in southern Illinois, The Midland Inn in Murphysboro, Illinois, is a highly-regarded restaurant located at 7570 Old Highway 13. Over many years it has earned a solid reputation, holding a 4 out of 5 rating on Tripadvisor and being recognized as the Best Overall Restaurant by The Southern Illinoisan’s […]