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Murray, Kentucky

Murray, Kentucky

Murray-Calloway County, Kentucky is located just 20 minutes from Land Between The Lakes. With easy access via four-laned Kentucky 80, traveling to and from Murray is a cinch when visiting LBL.  Hazel and New Concord are also located in Calloway County.


Throughout the county, you'll find waterfront resorts, campgrounds and several rentals by owner. In the city of Murray, several hotels and motels with hundreds of rooms are available.  Check out all the accommodations in Murray.


With over 60 restaurants to choose, Murray has the largest selection and variety of dining in the LBL area.  Local cuisine and national chains can be found in Murray. In addition to traditional Americana and fast food, you can enjoy Asian, Mexican and Japanese restaurants.  See all the restaurants in Murray.

Marinas & Boat Rentals

A handful of waterfront resorts offer boat rentals in Calloway County.


Murray is home to Murray State University, a 10,000-student liberal arts university.  On campus you'll find the Wrather Western Kentucky Museum.  Playhouse in the Park is a tight-knit community theater with shows typically held throughout the year.  The CFSB Center occasionally hosts concerts, trade shows and other events.  Hazel, just six miles south of Murray on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, is an antique-lover's paradise with a dozen stores. You could spend a day in Hazel shopping for antiques!

See the complete listing of Murray area attractions.

Community Profile

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