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Summer in Murray



Murray Kentucky was voted as the “Friendliest Small Town in America” by USA Today and Rand McNally, so what does this friendly small town have to offer? Aside from having a low income-tax rate and a low cost of living, there is plenty to do - especially during the beautiful summer weather. We wanted to provide you with some of our favorite things to do during the summer when living in Murray, KY!

1. The Arboretum at Murray State University

One of the most beautiful natural sites in Murray, taken care of by the Murray State University students, is the arboretum. This colorful garden flourishes in the summer weather, and is free to the public. Take a walk, or a run, to view the numerous types of plants and flowers and learn more about each! Along with the eye catching landscaping, the arboretum also has a gazebo overlooking the pond - a great place to enjoy lunch. Bring your family, or your furry friends (on a leash!) and enjoy a summer day at the arboretum.

2. Miller Memorial Golf Course

Murray’s Miller Memorial Golf Course was described as one of the best designed 18-hole courses in America by the American Society of Golf Architects. This golf course is perfect for competitive players and beginners alike. Miller Memorial Golf Course can also provide beginners with lessons and practice facilities. This beautiful facility also has a full snack bar and a pro shop. A great place to spend time with your family and friends. For more information visit the Miller Memorial Golf Course website.

3. Calloway County Quilt Trail

For those who are interested in the arts, this is a great activity. There are quilts throughout Calloway County, each with their own history. You can drive around the county to find these quilts and admire their artistry. To learn more about the history of the quilts, click here.

4. Elk & Bison Prairie at Land Between the Lakes

The Elk and Bison Prairie is one of our favorite things to do during the summer months. Take a drive down the 3.5 mile road to view the Elk and Bison in their 700 acre enclosure. Along with Bison and Elk, you are likely to see other native wildlife such as turkeys, small game, and a variety of birds.

This activity costs $5, but allows all participants to stay in the comfort of their vehicle while still getting a lifelike experience with the wildlife. Land Between the Lakes is also home to numerous walking and biking trails that all offer scenic landscape. Want to learn more about what Land Between the Lakes has to offer? Click here!


5. Downtown Farmers Market

Some of the freshest produce and flowers, along with many other items, can be found on the court square at Murray’s local farmers market. Since 1998 the farmer’s market has been a place for everyone to buy, and sell, fresh produce and hand crafted items. This Downtown Farmers Market is open Sunday’s from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. from May to October and is located in the court square. For more information, click here.






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