Whether you enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors, or prefer to reseach civil war history, Murphysboro has something for you to do. Located adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest, Murphysboro has many natural wonders such as the Pomona Natural Bridge and the Little Grand Canyon. Lake Kinkaid and Lake Murphysboro offer wonderful fishing and boating opportunities.
The Shawnee Hills wine trail offers a tour through the beautiful landscape of Southern Illinois while tasting the great wines of the region which rival those from California. Civil War and History buffs will no doubt enjoy a visit to the General John A. Logan Museum.