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Murray Kentucky - Kentucky`s Western Waterland
2011
Visitor Guide
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• Complimentary hot
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• Pay-per movies
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Hwy 641 North
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Rooms include:
• Refrigerator
• Microwave
• Coffeemaker
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• 78 cable channels, HBO
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517 S.12th St. (Hwy 641)
(270)753-6706
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Dining
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Culture
10-13
Map of Murray
14-15
Historic Downtown 16-17
Shopping
18-21
Antiques
22-23
Quilt Trail
24-25
Unique Stops 26-27
Recreation
28-29
Kentucky Lake
30-31
Map of Kentucky Lake
32-33
Community Profile & Relocation
34-37
Murray State University
38-39
Calendar of Events
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Accommodations
Hotels
Baymont Inn & Suites
1210 N. 12th St.
Murray, KY 42071
270.759.5910
877.229.6668
baymontinns.com
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel & Suites
1504 N. 12th St.
Murray, KY 42071
270.759.4449
800.HOLIDAY
hiexpress.com
Best Western
University Inn
Murray Plaza Lodge
1503 N. 12th St.
Murray, KY 42071
270.753.5353
bestwesternkentucky.com
506 S. 12th St.
Murray, KY 42071
270.753.2682
murrayplazalodge.com
Days Inn
Super 8 Motel
517 S. 12th St.
Murray, KY 42071
270.753.6706
800.DAYS.INN
daysinn.com
1202 S. 12th St.
Murray, KY 42071
270.753.1150
Hampton Inn & Suites
1415 Lowes Dr.
Murray, KY 42071
270.767.2226
hampton.com
Personal Touches
Complimentary
breakfast, guest
laundry, elevator
Reservations:
270.767.2226
1415 Lowes Dr.
For Business
Business center, meeting room, fax,
equipment rental,
printer, photocopying
Fitness and Fun
Fitness center, pool
2750 Cypress Trail
New Concord, KY 42076
270.436.5496
822 Cross Span Rd.
Murray, KY 42071
270.474.1144
bullfrogcamproundky.com
Irvin Cobb Resort
Holly Green RV Park
48 Resort Rd.
Murray, KY 42071
270.436.5496
102 Parks St.
Murray, KY 42071
270.753.5652
Kenlake State
Resort Park
Lakeview RV Park
542 Kenlake Rd.
Hardin, KY 42048
270.474.2211
800.325.0143
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Lakeview Cottages
165 Lakeview Cabins Dr.
New Concord, KY 42076
270.736.5876
lakeviewmarinaresort.com
Paradise Resort
1024 Paradise Dr.
Murray, KY 42071
270.436.2767
800.340.2767
americasparadiseresort.com
Snipe Creek Lodge
387 Moser Ln.
Murray, KY 42071
270.436.2626
164 Lakeview Cabin Dr.
New Concord, KY 42076
270.436.2150
Land Between the Lakes
100 Van Morgan Dr.
Golden Pond, KY 42211
800.LBL.7077
lbl.org
Water’s Edge RV
Park & Marina
274 Tacklebox Ln.
Murray, KY 42071
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Bullfrog Campground
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Cypress Springs
Resort & Marina
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Resorts
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Dining
Murray
is a small town with big dining options. Whether
you are looking for down home Southern cooking, eclectic
choices or just want to grab a cup of coffee, we’ve got you covered.
When is the best time to dine in Murray? Lunch, of course! Don’t
let the looks of the building fool you, Sammon’s Bakery is a local
favorite. The bakery opens at the crack of dawn, serving delicious
doughnuts and a flood of coffee, however, the best time to go is
during lunch. You won’t regret ordering a cheeseburger on a
mouth-watering homemade bun, so big that no one has ever
left Sammon’s hungry. For those whose diets won’t let them
partake in a burger, HRH Dumplin’s will hit the spot. Soups, sandwiches,
casseroles, oversized rolls, and of course, dumplins are some of the
most popular menu items. Anyone close to campus should visit The
Burrito Shack. The beach theme inside creates a relaxed atmosphere,
perfect for having lunch with friends. Stop by Jasmine, featuring Thai
and Asian cuisine and experience one of their many varieties of sushi.
Kentucky knows good BBQ, and Murray is no exception. Find
piled-high sandwiches, BBQ nachos and the best potato
salad around at Bad Bob’s BBQ. Of course, it wouldn’t be the
South without some good home cooking. Mary’s Kitchen has
delicious plate lunches with all the down home food you can eat.
For those looking for a caffeine fix, Murray offers great coffee in a
variety of settings. At University Book and Bean, visitors can sip their
coffee while browsing the latest books. For those with less time
to spare, Fidalgo Bay, which has a drive-through window, offers an
assortment of snacks to go along with the coffee.
UNIQUE MEXICAN FOOD
BBQ & BURGERS
MONDAY-SATURDAY
11AM-MIDNIGHT
759-8866
WWW.BIGAPPLEMURRAY.COM
CORNER OF
10TH ST. & ARCADIA
For a complete guide of restaurants in Murray,
please visit tourmurray.com.
Early Risers
Lunch Hotspots
5th & Main
HRH Dumplin’s
coffee & tea
100 S. 5th St.
270.753.1622
305 B S. 12th St.
270.753.0000
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Fidalgo Bay
200 N. 15th St.
270.753.3406
coffee & drive-thru
1201 Payne St.
270.761.4800
Southern Style
Rudy’s Restaurant
Holmes Family
Restaurant
southern breakfast
104 S. 5th St.
270.753.1632
Sammon’s Bakery
doughnuts & burgers
974 Chestnut St.
270.753.5434
The Doughnut Hole
404 S. 12th St.
270.753.4900
1901 N. 12th St.
270.767.0662
Martha’s
Restaurant
1407 N. 12th St.
270.759.1648
Mary’s Kitchen
1205 Stadium View Dr.
270.759.2036
Renfro’s Hih-Burger
413 S. 4th St.
270.753.1155
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Quarter’s
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270.761. BOOK
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306 Gilbert St.
Hazel, KY 42049
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Magnolia Tea Room
University
Book & Bean
coffee
Dining
Casual Eats
Italiano
Big Apple Cafe
Matt B’s Main
Street Pizza
mexican & burgers
1005 Arcadia Dr.
270.759.8866
1411 Main St.
270.759.1234
Culver’s
Mugsy’s Hideout
burgers & frozen custard
818 N. 12th St
270.761.2858
410 Main St.
270.767.0020
Sirloin Stockade
922 S. 12th St.
270.753.0440
Tom’s Grille
501 N. 12th St.
270.753.4521
Tom’s Pizza
506 N. 12th St.
270.753.9411
Snappy Tomato
1550 Lowes Dr.
270.761.7627
Tumbleweed
Southwest Grill
807 Wal-Mart Dr.
270.873.2300
For a complete guide of restaurants in Murray,
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Enjoying life’s everyday moments
Open:
Tuesday-Saturday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
306 Gilbert Street/Hwy 641
Hazel, KY
270.492.6284
www.magnoliatearoom.net
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Taste of the Orient
Barbecue
August Moon
Bad Bob’s BBQ
Chinese
1550 Lowes Dr.
270.759.4653
806 Chestnut St.
270.767.0054
Brother’s Barbeque
Jasmine
Thai
506 N. 12th St.
270.761.THAI
401 Sycamore St.
270.761.7675
Coldwater Bar-B-Q
3975 US Hwy 641 N.
270.767.0205
The Keg
1051 N. 16th St.
270.762.0040
Shogun
Japanese
706 N. 12th St.
270.761.7486
Mexican Flare
El Mariachi Loco
Gloria’s World Village
Cafe & Grocery
214 N. 15th St.
270.759.3233
El Tequila
716 N. 12th St.
270.767.0026
Los Portales
506 N. 12th St.
270.767.0315
The Burrito Shack
214 N. 15th St.
270.761.4444
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270.759.9000
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Chinese
412 Main St.
270.761.7888
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Happiness
Culture
Fine Art
Located on the campus of Murray State University, the Clara
M. Eagle Art Gallery is a multi-level exhibition space allowing
visitors as well as locals to experience art first-hand. The
gallery features diverse shows; from art classics to
contemporary, from student work to national juried shows. Also on
campus, the Curris Center Gallery is home to a wide variety of exhibits
throughout the year. Admission to the galleries are free to the public.
After spending eleven years in New York City, Jennifer Fairbanks
recently returned to Murray to open her own art gallery, Gallery 109 &
Fairbanks Studio. Go see one of the many exhibits featured throughout the
year,including work from local,national and international artists.Classes, such as drawing and oil-painting for beginners, are conducted weekly.
The Murray Art Guild, a local non-profit educational and cultural
organization, offers classes and workshops to help develop the
talents of local artists. Classes range from photography to drawing to
rug weaving and are taught for multiple skill-levels.
Preserving the spirit of Kentucky’s
legendary Jackson Purchase region.
Wrather
West Kentucky Museum
Located on MSU’s campus,
off of 16th Street
270.809.4771
Forrest C. Pogue Library
The Special Collections Library, located in the Forrest C.
Pogue Library, includes materials relating to the history and
culture of western Kentucky and Tennessee, especially TVA
and Civil War materials. Visitors can also enjoy tracing their
genealogy in the vast records. On the National Register of Historic
Places, the building was constructed in Renaissance Revival style,
featuring bronze doors on the east and west entrances, and is
often the building used to represent Murray State University.
Wrather West Kentucky Museum
Wrather West Kentucky Museum is located in the first permanent
building constructed on the Murray State campus and is on the
National Register of Historic Places. The museum holds both
permanent and changing exhibits, highlighting an understanding
of Murray State, Murray and the entire Jackson Purchase region.
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Culture
Theatre and Music
Murray State University’s Music Department and Department of
Theatre and Dance provide concerts, plays and dance productions
throughout the school year. Also, the Murray Civic Music Association
presents world-class performances at historic Lovett Auditorium.
Lovett Live consists of two concert series held at Murray State’s Lovett
Auditorium that bring fans closer to the music. With Onstage Series
shows, sit on stage with the artist, close enough to ask questions and
hear the stories behind the songs from the artists themselves. The
intimate coffee-house style seating for 200 includes tables, leather
sofas and giant chairs. Concert Series shows get you closer to the music by bringing new and favorite artists to Murray, so fans don’t have
to travel to major cities to see great bands. Lovett Live features local
artists, Nashville singer/songwriters and artists you may be surprised
are stopping in Murray.
Wanting a show-stopper of a concert? The CFSB Center provides
large-scale concerts of all genres of music. Music ranging from
Miranda Lambert to Maroon 5 have provided exciting entertainment.
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T
ake an evening to relax and delve into a story not your own. Playhouse
in the Park is situated in a 1907 train depot in Central Park, providing an
added dramatic experience to each play. Playhouse offers not only an
evening of entertainment but a unique cultural experience to all who
attend.
2011 Playhouse in the Park Season*
Dearly Beloved – September 16-25
Last season, Playhouse in the Park had a surprise hit on its hands
with “Dearly Departed.” The same playwrights wrote, “Dearly
Beloved” where the Futrelle sisters are throwing a wedding. The
sisters pull off one “final Futrelle occasion” with elegance and style
-- or do they?
Wait Until Dark – October 21-30
Based of the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn, a heroin-stuffed
doll begins a deadly game that ends with blind Susy Hendrix and
her pursuers to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.
The Sound of Music – December 2-18
Playhouse in the Park’s most requested show! A high-spirited
woman begins serving as governess of seven children and
gradually captures the heart of the stern naval captain and father.
*Please note that performances are Friday-Sunday only.
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Aladdin Kids –(2011 Summer Camp: July 18-29) Show dates: July 29-31
Get out your magic carpet and watch as a street rat becomes
a prince and a battle begins for the possession of a powerful
magical lamp.
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Death of a Salesman – June 10-19
A profound classic of the American Theatre follows Willy Loman’s
last days of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived
and the American Dream that kept him blind so long.
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Mulan, Jr. – April 15-24
Travel back to the legendary story-telling days of ancient China
with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s Mulan.
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Hairspray— February 25- March 13
Be swept away to 1960’s Baltimore where Tracy Turnblad and her
love for dancing has won a spot on a TV Dance program. Follow
her struggles of adolescent life and love, singing and dancing all
the while, of course!
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BOOK &
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AUDITORIUM
POGUE
LIBRARY
WRATHER
MUSEUM
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MATT B’S
DOUGHNUT HOLE
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SHOGUN
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SAMMON’S
BAKERY
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BIG APPLE
TOM’S
PIZZA
JASMINE LOS PORTALES
BAD BOB’S BBQ
MUGSY’S
HAPPINESS
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Historic Dow
Downtown Murray used to be a place to trade livestock or goods,
buy groceries, see the doctor, board a bus, sell tobacco crops, get a
prescription filled or see a movie. Although times have changed since
then, downtown is still as vibrant as ever. The Court Square is home to
a unique variety of retail shops, restaurants and events.
Rudy’s on the square, open for breakfast and lunch, features good,
home-style Southern cooking. They offer made-from-scratch
breakfast each morning and plate lunches every day. Find authentic,
made-to-order Chinese food at Happiness Restaurant, also located on the
square. Lunch specials feature an entree with rice and two sides, all for
a reasonable price. Chicago-style cuisine is featured at Mugsy’s Hideout,
with specialties such as deep-dish pizza, Italian sausage sandwiches
and toasted cheese ravioli.
How does downtown Murray maintain its charm? Murray Main
Street, an organization working to preserve and strengthen the
area, continually works to revitalize downtown through renovation
projects. The organization also organizes a variety of community
events and activities on the Court Square that allow community
members and visitors to experience downtown at its finest.
The Downtown Saturday Market fills the Court Square with fruits, veggies,
pies, treats, flowers, arts, crafts and other products every Saturday
(7 am - noon) during the months of May through October.
I scream, you scream – well, you know the saying! Ice cream is one
of America’s favorite treats, and what could be better than free
ice cream? At the Ice Cream Festival, sample one of the many crazy
flavors of Purity Ice Cream for free. The square will be packed
with ice cream, food vendors, inflatables, rides and other familyfriendly activities.
Main Street Merriment brings warmth and holiday cheer and
spreads it throughout the downtown area. This event takes
place the first Friday in December and is a great way to kick-off
the Christmas season. First, visit Santa on the Courthouse lawn
while watching the lighting of the community tree. Then, browse
one of the many downtown businesses that stay open late that
evening. The Robert O. Miller Conference Center hosts music,
food, hot chocolate and beautiful Christmas decor. Dickens’
Alley transforms a normal alley into a beautifully-lit 17th Century
London passageway. Enjoy pony rides, storytelling and a “pub”
that serves warm soup and other food. Keep an eye out for
carolers dressed in period costume.
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Shopping
Shopping: Variety is the spice of life
Murray is home to a variety of different retail outlets. Buy
name-brand clothing at a retail chain or handmade pottery at a
locally-owned store. Find a perfect gift or treat yourself. Browse the
stores or shop-til-you-drop. In Murray, shopping is not about buying,
it’s about creating a small adventure.
Vintage Rose Emporium, which has been recognized on a state and
national level for its “big-city selection,” offers unique products not
available in department or chain stores. There, one can find the Vera
Bradley line, personalized stationary, classic china, kitchen supplies
and much more. Vintage Rose visitors never find it hard to spend
hours discovering the diverse selections available. This is one of the
best places in Murray to find a perfect gift for someone. And when you
find that perfect gift, a Vintage Rose employee will beautifully wrap it.
Dog lovers, listen up! Whether or not you are traveling with your
pet, Canine Couture offers a way to show them they are always on your
mind. This shop, located in the historic Duiguid house, sells a variety
of doggie goodies. From clothes to toys to homemade treats, Canine
Couture is a dog-owners paradise.
Apparel and Accessories for your Pet
• Apparel
• Pet carriers
• Jewelry
• Toys
• Collars and leashes
Everything you need for
dogs and dog lovers
270.753.7522 • 603 Main St.
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Canine
C uture
Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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Jack & Diane is an upscale men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing
boutique. It houses brand-names such as Lacoste, Vineyard Vines,
American Apparel and Columbia that cannot be found anywhere
else in the region.
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For all the fitness buffs out there, Gear Up Cycles offers a great way
to get in shape while also having fun. This cycling shop repairs
bicycles and sells quality bikes as well as accessories. Cycling
creates an adventure and a way to relive your favorite childhood
memories.
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Mix the Old with the New: Shop Downtown
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Downtown is home to the Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau,
located at 201 South 4th Street. Be sure to stop by to pick up
maps and other information on Murray and the surrounding
areas.
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Find inner creativity when shopping at Red Bug on 3rd. A unique
variety of yarns and tools can be found for creation of wearable
art. Also enjoy an exclusive collection of Kentucky Artisan
crafts from the region and take a little bit of Kentucky back
home.
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Purchase University of Kentucky apparel or explore an entire
room dedicated to Hello Kitty merchandise at The Bookmark.
Next door, drop by Penique’s, which has two floors of home decor.
Buy a shirt from the “Life is good” collection, a colorful lamp-oilburner or choose from the selection of garden items. Upstairs
from Penique’s, Ribbon Chix is a little girl’s treasure chest. Tu-tus,
bows, jewelry and holiday-themed clothing transforms a girl
into a festive princess.
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Drive to Murray’s Court Square, park for free and spend the
day visiting one-of-a-kind places. The old store-front buildings
create an atmosphere to discover new trends. New Life Christian
Bookstore has a great selection of Christian books, music, apparel,
gifts and kid’s items. Thirsty? Head to the basement and check
out 5th and Main Coffees, where you can relax, try one of their “20
Below Hot Chocolates,” or purchase one of the many flavors of
tea.
Antiques
I
f you are antique shopping in western Kentucky, you must be in
Hazel. Established in 1890, Hazel became a booming railroad town
through the early 20th century. Hazel is now known as an antiquelovers heaven, and is only a seven-and-one-half mile drive from
Murray. Park your car once and spend the entire day browsing the
various shops. Be sure to stop for lunch at the Magnolia Tea Room,
serving fresh soups, sandwiches on homemade bread, delicious cake
and 27 varieties of hot tea. Also, set your sights on the Tea Room’s
Murder-Mystery dinners - an evening of “Who done it?” with gourmet
meals.
State Line Ranch and Home, on the outskirts of Hazel, offers not only
antiques, but also western-style gear. Angelique’s Antiques sells pieces
from the mid to late 1800s, vintage pieces as well as new items. The
largest store in the area is Charlie’s Antique Mall. Here, shoppers can
browse the furniture, china, coins and more, then stop for an ice
cream treat at the soda fountain.
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310 Main St.
270.492.6333
Horse’s Mouth Antique Mall
308 Main St.
270.492.8128
214 Main St.
270.492.8646
The Cabin
Miss Martha’s Antiques
211 Main St.
270.492.6252
302 Main St.
270.492.8145
Charlie’s Antique Mall &
Soda Fountain
State Line Ranch &
Home
303 Main St.
270.492.8175
705 Main St.
270.492.6144
Corner Shoppe
The Willow Tree
300 Main St.
270.492.6255
306 Main St.
270.492.8900
The Felix
Restaurants/Other
212 Main St.
270.492.8019
Nana’s Treasures
209 Third St.
270.492.6084
Heart of Hazel Antiques
317 Main St.
270.492.8140
TM Creations
301 Main St.
270.492.6060
Ann’s Country Kitchen
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270.492.8069
318 Main St.
270.492.8195
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Blue Moon Antiques
Memory Lane Antique
Mall
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Angelique’s Antiques &
Interior Design
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Antique Shops
Hazel Fine Art Gallery
100 Main St.
270.492.6231
Magnolia Tea Room
306 Gilbert St.
270.492.6284
Quilt Trail
Forming in early 2010, a group consisting of Calloway County
Homemakers, quilters and community members set sail on
creating a Quilt Trail for visitors to enjoy. Visiting the trail carries
visitors throughout scenic Calloway County. By the end of 2011, more
than a dozen quilt squares will be built across the county.
Butterworth Farm
4497 Hwy 94 W.
Calloway County
For years, the farm housed an old barn painted with the American
Flag. The family wanted to continue the patriotic tradition with a red,
white and blue design revealing the first quilt to the Calloway County
Quilt Trail.
Cahoon Quilts
Graham Rd.
Calloway County
Focusing on the design aspect, the Cahoons chose three different
patterns of a smaller size to compliment the style of their barn. The
patterns are the Ohio and Army Star.
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Farmer’s Market
Hwy 121 N.
Calloway County
Smith’s Farm
Faxon Rd.
Calloway County
Adourning the large red barn is the pattern of the Ohio Star, in
red, white and blue.
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Honoring his mother, Fannie, Mr. Little chose the fan
pattern, taking special notice to using the color blue, as it was her
favorite. Beginning her hobby of quilting at age 70, she left many
wonderful heirlooms to her family.
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The “Corn & Beans” pattern is a respresentation of the Farmer’s
Market of Calloway County, held weekly starting in the spring.
Unique Stops
In 2010, the Murray Calloway Transit Authority introduced the newest
addition to its line-up: the trolley! The trolley is a great way to cruise
the town while seeing all of the most important places in Murray. The
route runs from Murray State University’s campus, through Chestnut
Park and straight into downtown Murray. If you want the scenic tour
of Murray, the trolley is a perfect fit. Or, take the trolley downtown
to eat and shop in the heart of the community. It only costs 25 cents
to use and is free for Murray State students. To learn more about the
trolley or the local transportation system, visit murraytransit.com.
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The Arboretum at Murray State University is a fully accessible 27
horticultural display, public garden and educational laboratory located on the Pullen Farm of Murray State University. The
Arboretum consists of five major parts: Open Woodlands,
Savanna, Open Prairie, Oak/Hickory Forest and Wetlands, plus
Display and Community Gardens. Walk the two miles of
pathways and experience one of the largest and most diverse collection of plants in western Kentucky. Throughout the area of the
arboretum you will find collections of both introduced and local
woody plants, annuals, and perennials, of historic significance to
the western Kentucky region.
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Recreation
The Outdoors, Hunting & Fishing
Murray and its surrounding region is ideal for hunting and fishing.
Kentucky Lake is known as the “Crappie Capital” of the world. The lake
also offers other types of fish such as largemouth and smallmouth
bass, spots, bluegill, red ear, white bass, shell cracker, stripers and
sauger. Dedicated fisherman come from near and far to sample
the wealth of the lake. For those who do not already have a boat,
everything from fishing boats to yachts to sailboats are available for
rent.
For hunters, there are more than 250 days of hunting season for the
area, complemented by vast hunting ground. High on the list for the
region’s hunters are white-tailed deer. Kentucky is regularly in the top
five states in producing record book deer. Nearby Clarks River National
Wildlife Refuge offers open hunting in rich bottomland hardwoods.
With its close proximity to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation
Area, Murray is a paradise for any outdoorsman. LBL presents a bigwoods hunting experience on 170,000 acres of ridges and hollows.
Murray’s great outdoor life has even gained national recognition by
Outdoor Life magazine. Murray State University was named a top 10
university for students who love to hunt and fish.
Parks
Covering 180 acres of land, the Murray-Calloway County Parks system
holds a swimming complex, batting cages, nine baseball and softball
fields, a soccer complex with 15 fields, three basketball courts,
10 covered pavilions, five playgrounds, a youth climbing wall, an
outdoor amphitheater, three-and-a-half miles of developed nature
trails, a disc golf course and a dog park. The Central Park Disc Golf Course
was complete in 2006 and is becoming one of the parks most used
facilities. Disc Golf, a rapidly growing sport, is similar to traditional
golf but with Frisbee-like discs. The 18-hole course has a total length
of over 5,200 feet with a par of 58, and is great for experienced players
or those new to the game.
Co m e & P l ay O n e o f Western Kentucky’s
F i n e s t Go l f Courses
Vo t e d Cal l oway Co u n t y ’ s Be s t Golf Course 9 Years in a row!
Memberships Available
18-Hole Championship Course
Stocked Pro Shop
Driving Range & Practice Greens
2814 Pottertown Road
Golf Packages
Group Rates
Pavilion and Snack Bar
270.809.2238
888.313.9862
www.murraystate.edu/millergolf
The American Society of Golf Architects designated the Frances
E. Miller Memorial Golf Course as one of the best designed 18-hole
courses in America. It presents a unique challenge for competitive
and recreational golfers alike. Measuring 6,592 yards from the
championship tees, the par-71 layout has two distinct nines which
require a wide array of shot-making. The outward nine is set on hilly
terrain and requires pinpoint accuracy from tee to green, whereas
the inward half rewards length and accurate long-iron play. The
facility also offers two large practice putting greens, as well as a
wide two-level practice tee and a spacious 315 yard driving range.
Sullivan’s Par 3 Golf and Sports Center offers an 18-hole executive golf
course and a driving range, where during the peak season the
range is lighted for night practice. Sullivan’s also houses an 18-hole
miniature golf course and batting cages.
Expo Center
The William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center, commonly
referred to as the Expo Center, hosts a wide variety of events from
livestock and horse shows to circuses, truck pulls, motocross and
much more. Over 25,000 people from far and wide attend the
various events held annually.
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Have an adventure with your pet by bringing your dog to the
new Dog Park, located in Central Park. The park is divided into
two sections, one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Canines
can go through the built-in obstacle course, walk the beam, jump
through hoops and play other games just for dogs.
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Kentucky Lake
K
entucky and Barkley Lakes, joined by a free-flowing canal, form one
of the largest man-made bodies of water in North America. Combined,
the two lakes have over 4,000 miles of shoreline and over 3,000 miles
of water. Not only will you find fun-filled outdoor activities such as
boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and camping, but you will also
discover family-fun adventures in water parks, go-karts, train rides
and more.
Kentucky Lake is known as the “Crappie Capital” of the world. A
little-known fact is crappie can be caught year round. The lake also
holds other fish such as blue gill, spots, red ear, shell cracker, stripers,
saugers and of course, bass! Catch one of Kentucky Lake’s exceptional
population of largemouth bass, or one of the smallmouth bass which
can reach five pounds or larger.
Opportunities abound for both back country and modern camping, as
well as horseback riding, biking, hiking, boating and swimming. Or, go
hunting during one of the area’s 250 days of hunting season.
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area offers 170,000 acres of
wildlife, history and outdoor recreation opportunities, wrapped
by 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline.
Sit under the stars and learn about our universe at the Golden Pond
Planetarium and Observatory. In the summer of 2011, the planetarium
will be offering a “Summer Nights” show. Discover life on a 19th
Century farm by visiting The Homeplace. Visitors can take a leisurely
stroll through the grounds, farm buildings and even interact
with the interpreters. Get in touch with nature at the Elk and
Bison Prairie, where a native habitat lost more than a century ago
is being carefully restored. At the Woodlands Nature Station, guests
can enjoy a guided hike or canoe excursion. The Nature Station
also offers an indoor discovery center as well as live wildlife in its
backyard exhibits. In August 2011, the Nature Station will host a
Hummingbird Festival.
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Population, 2008: Calloway County-- 36,240; Murray-- 16,557
Median Age: 34.1 years old
Geography: Centrally located with easy access to an Interstate
highway system, within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the nation’s
population
Average price of home in 2006: $85,250
Average price of new home: $125,050
Sales tax: 6% (Prescription drugs and groceries exempt)
Churches: over 120 in Calloway County and the region
Annual average temperature: 58.37 degrees
School Systems: Two K-12 public school systems that consistently
rank in the upper tier of testing
Relocation and Retirement
Murray has long been known for its attractiveness to retirees. In
2008, the city was recognized by Back Home in Kentucky magazine as
one of the Top Retirement Communities in Kentucky. In 2001, Murray
was selected as one of only eight cities in the state as a Certified
Retirement Community by the Kentucky Tourism Development Cabinet.
Nationally, Where to Retire magazine featured Murray in a cover story in
2007, naming it a “low-cost haven”. RetirementAmerica.com also rated
Murray highly, saying “If you are seeking a well-rounded community
with plenty of outdoor recreation, low housing costs with a four
season climate, then Murray may be just what you’re looking for.”
Specific criteria are important in designating this community as a
great place to settle down. These criteria include a low crime rate,
high-quality medical care, low cost of living, low tax rates, mild climate,
availability of adult education, close proximity to a major city and a
friendly atmosphere.
Murray’s medical facilities work hard to keep residents safe. Over
70 physicians representing 28 medical specialties are practicing at
Murray-Calloway County Hospital. In 2010, the hospital opened its new
South Tower, a 158,000 square foot modern facility built to provide
healthcare services for the region for years to come.
With nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a matter of hours
from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. Close proximity
to these major cities allows residents to spend time enjoying the
attractions of a large city, then at the end of the day drive back home
to the small-town atmosphere they love.
C o n v e n i e n t C a r e . F a m i ly C a r e .
One location.
At Murray Medical Associates, we’re available 7 days
a week. We are dedicated in providing you and your
family quality convenient care when you need it, to fit
into your busy schedule.
Welcoming New Patients
(270) 753.0704
Medical Arts Building • 300 South 8th Street • Suite 480 W
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Recognition
Playful City USA is an award created to recognize towns across the
country that have encouraged playing as an essential element of a
child’s development. In 2010, Murray was one of only 118 cities in the
United States and the only in Kentucky to be named a Playful City. This
is the third year the community has received the award.
In addition to be honored as a playful city, Murray was also named
one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for the third time.
According to the America’s Promise website, the community has
continuously made the list because of its “emphasis on strengthening
families and improving outcomes for children and youth by
identifying needs, opportunities and priorities for future action;
promoting effective city and school collaboration; encouraging and
supporting youth voice, engagement and leadership; and measuring
progress over time.”
HeritagebanK
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member fdic
equal housing lender
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Education
Murray is home to two public school systems, one private school
and one public university.
Calloway County schools provide opportunities for students to
pursue a range of academic and extracurricular activities. The
system offers over 30 extracurricular programs.
The Murray Independent School System has been recognized
regularly for its academics as well as its learning environment.
The student to teacher ratio is approximately 15 to 1, creating
personalized learning for students.
Eastwood Christian Academy, a private school, works to build and
maintain high academic standards along with spiritual training.
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For the 20th consecutive year, U.S.News and World Report has recognized
Murray State University among America’s top public universities. The
university offers a quality education to more than 10,000 students
from all over the world. MSU is accredited by 16 different professional
accreditation councils that measure the prestige of its undergraduate
and graduate programs. The friendly atmosphere, high-quality
faculty and small class size gives students the opportunity to grow as
individuals and work together as a community.
Murray State has been nationally recognized for its residential
college system, focusing not only on providing students with a quality
education, but also on placing them in an environment where lifelong
friendships can be established. In the tradition of Ivy League schools,
MSU was the first public university with a successful, comprehensive
residential college program. Studies show that by being part of
a residential college, students will be more satisfied with college
life, have a higher GPA and, most importantly, are far more likely to
graduate.
Murray State University has been consistently ranked for its high
quality, affordable education and unique setting. In 2010, Forbes
placed MSU on its “America’s Best Colleges” listing and rated the
university a “Best College Buy” for its quality and affordability/value.
G.I. Jobs magazine rated Murray State as a “Military Friendly School.” In
addition, the University has been highly ranked by the Princeton Review,
Preparing me
for the world.
Among the nation’s
“Top Tier” universities
in academic quality
20 consecutive years.
~ U.S.News & World Report
1992 – 2011
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One thing I love about working with Murray
State University is living in the town of Murray.
- MSU President, Dr. Randy Dunn
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Murray State has been recognized for some of its top programs
including Occupational Safety and Health, Music Business, Nursing,
Veterinary Technician and Masters of Business Administration.
Murray, Kentucky
The fine education of MSU is not limited to Murray. Five extended
campuses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Ft. Campbell and
Henderson, provide the same quality instruction one would find
on the main campus.
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Calendar of
January
January 14-15
Lonestar Rodeo
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
January 14-15
2011 West Kentucky Boat &
Outdoor Show
CFSB Center
270.809.5577
murraystate.edu/cfsbcenter
January 15 - February 6
El Grabado Mexicano, Mexican Engravings
Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery, MSU
January 15
Grascals Concert
Lovett Auditorium
murraystate.edu/cfsbcenter
January 20
MSU Basketball v. Eastern
Illinois
CFSB Center
goracers.com
January 21-22
MSU Rodeo Team Jackpot
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
January 22
MSU Basketball v. Southeast
Missouri
CFSB Center
goracers.com
January 28-29
Truck & Tractor Pull
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
January 29
MSU Basketball v. UT Martin
CFSB Center
goracers.com
February
February 5
Motocross
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
February 7-10
Jack & the Beanstalk
Lovett Auditorium
270.809.4421
murraystate.edu
February 10
MSU Basketball v. Tennessee
Tech
CFSB Center
goracers.com
New Life Church
Jason Hart, Minister
Our worship, teaching &
fellowship are a celebration
of grace & our new
life in Christ.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday 7 p.m.
The Maple Center
3rd & Maple St.
270.753.1640
February 11
Rodney Carrington
Lovett Auditorium
murraystate.edu/cfsbcenter
February 26
MSU Basketball v. Eastern Kentucky
CFSB Center
goracers.com
February 12
Motocross
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
March
February 25-March 15
Hairspray
Playhouse in the Park
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February 26-27
MSU AQHA Show
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
March 25-27
Home, Lawn & Garden
Show
CFSB Center
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March 18-19
Pony, Mule & Horse
Show
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
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February 24
MSU Basketball v. Morehead
State
CFSB Center
goracers.com
March 4-6
ISHA Hunt Seat Show
Expo Center
270.809.3125
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February 18-19
Bull Blowout
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
March 1
Frank Warren, founder
of Post Secret
Murray State University
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February 12
MSU Basketball v. Jacksonville State
CFSB Center
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March 26-27
MSU AQHA Horse Show
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
April 7-9
FLW College Fishing National Championship
Murray State University
murraystate.edu
March 31-April 5
Molly Sweeney
Wilson Hall, MSU
270.809.4421
murraystate.edu
April 15-17
Dennis Reis “No Dust” Tour
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
April
April 15-24
Mulan
Playhouse in the Park
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April 2
Piedmontese Cattle Sale
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
April 23
Easter on the Square
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
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May 7
Kelso Mule Sale
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
April 29-30
MSU Block & Bridle Steer/
Heifer Show
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
May 7
Spring Citywide Yard Sale
Murray Convention & Visitors
Bureau
270.759.2199
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May
May 14
Murray State University
Spring Commencement
CFSB Center
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Continuous
Every Saturday through October
Downtown Saturday Market
Downtown Square
Murray Main Street
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Apri 28-May 1
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Robert E. Johnson Theatre, MSU
270.809.4421
murraystate.edu
New
Life
Christian Bookstore
5th & Main Coffees
• Willow Tree Angels
• WebKinz
• Dayspring Cards
• Chocolates
• Decor & Gifts
• DVDs & CDs
5th & Main • 270.753.1622
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May 20-22
Kentucky Junior Rodeo
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
June 3-5
District 7 4-H Horse Show
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
May 27-29
Boers & Bluegrass
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
June 10-26
Death of a Salesman
Playhouse in the Park
playhouseinthepark.net
June
Continuous
Every Saturday through October
Downtown Saturday Market
Downtown Square
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
June 16-19
FLW National Fishing Tournament
CFSB Center
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June 23-24
Western Rivers Livestock
Show
Expo Center
270.809.3125
murraystate.edu/agr
Continuous
Every Saturday through October
Downtown Saturday Market
Downtown Square
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
August
Continuous
Every Saturday through
October
Downtown Saturday Market
Downtown Square
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
Murray, Kentucky
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July 1-3
Freedom Fest
Murray Convention & Visitors
Bureau
270.759.2199
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Week of July 4
Hazel Dealer’s Choice Sale
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St. Leo
Catholic Church
“We invite you to come
and worship with us.”
Saturday Mass: 6 p.m.
Spanish Mass: 8 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 8 & 11 a.m.
MSU Student Sunday Mass: 6 p.m.
Fr. Jason McClure, Pastor
401 N. 12th St.
270.753.3876
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August 6
Iris Sale
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
September
Continuous
Every Saturday through October
Downtown Saturday Market
Downtown Square
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
September 9-10
Ice Cream Festival
Downtown Square
270.759.9474
September 16
Fall Citywide Yard Sale
Murray Convention & Visitors
Bureau
270.759.2199
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September 24
Arts on the Square
Murray Art Guild
270.753.4059
September 28-October 2
Kentucky Senior Games
Murray Convention & Visitors
Bureau
270.759.2199
kyseniorgames.com
September 16-25
Dearly Beloved
Playhouse in the Park
playhouseinthepark.net
University
Church of Christ
801 North 12th Street
270.753.1881
nchrist.org
Bible classes~9 am
Sunday Worship~10 am
University Christian Center
(on MSU campus)
1403 Olive Blvd.
270.759.9533
First
Church
First Christian Church
Disciples of Christ
111 N. 5th St
Across from City Hall
Murray, KY
270.753.3824
www.fccmurray.com
Celebration Service 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Service 10:45 a.m.
Minister: Rev. Dr. Ruth Ragovin
Nursery Provided - Handicap Accessible
October 21-30
Wait Until Dark
Playhouse in the Park
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November
November 25- December 31
Christmas in the Park
Central Park
murrayparks.org
December
December 3
Rotary Christmas
Parade
10:00 am
Main Street
Decmeber 10
Murray State University
Fall Commencement
CFSB Center
murraystate.edu
December 10
Breakfast with Santa
Murray Woman’s Club
murraywomansclub.org
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December 2-18
The Sound of Music
Playhouse in the Park
playhouseinthepark.net
December 3
H. Thomas Rushing Ham
Breakfast
Rotary Club of Murray
Pagliai’s
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Continuous
Every Saturday through October
Downtown Saturday Market
Downtown Square
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
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December 2
Dickens’ Alley
Murray Main Street
270.759.9474
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October
Knights of Columbus
In Service to One. In Service to All.
Bingo Every
Tuesday Night
at 6:30 pm
Knights of Columbus
Father Joseph Council
332 Squire Road
Murray, KY 42071