Five things to do in, near Murray during fall break

Yogurt Your Weigh, a frozen yogurt shop on Chestnut Street in Murray, offers a variety of flavors and toppings to choose from. The price of the frozen yogurt is calculated depending on its weight. This is just one of the five things to do in or near Murray over fall break. || Kylie Townsend/The News

Yogurt Your Weigh, a frozen yogurt shop on Chestnut Street in Murray, offers a variety of flavors and toppings to choose from.  || Kylie Townsend/The News

Enjoying fall break without leaving the area can prove to be challenging for some students. Unsure about what to do with all the extra time? Murray is full of things to do and explore. Here’s a list of five things to do over fall break.

1. Check out the College Rodeo

For 37 years, Murray State Racer Roundup College Rodeo has attracted many a rodeo lover. More than 250 student athletes from 16 different universities and colleges take part in the annual competition. The rodeo features bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and many more events. It will be at the William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center Thursday through Saturday. Each night the rodeo will be open to students and the public at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

2. Explore downtown Murray

Another option for fall break is exploring historical downtown Murray. The town square houses many businesses, many with signs in the window that read “Welcome MSU Students!” The different shops are filled with everything from clothing, books, flowers and gifts, while others draw in customers by the aromas of pastries. The best part is, exploring doesn’t cost a dime.

3. Try some frozen yogurt

Many students look for a healthy alternative to their sweet cravings to avoid the freshman 15. Luckily, a new frozen yogurt shop opened for business last month called Yogurt Your Weigh. The hours for Yogurt Your Weight are Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

4. Play some mini golf

Sullivan’s Par 3 Golf is a locally owned course that offers a full 18–hole course, a driving range and yes, mini golf. Students can enjoy the 18 holes of mini golf complete with lighting and landscaping, and a fun but challenging layout for $2.50. The course opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m.

5. Go on a hayride

Mayfield, Ky., is home to A-maize-ing Farms. Located 20 miles northwest of Murray State, the farm provides a variety of activities such as corn mazes, hayrides, pedal carts and inflatables. Also, a haunted hayride paintball shoot is hosted every weekend at dusk. Hours of operations of A-maize-ing Farms are Friday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $20 for access to everything.

Story by Hunter Harrell, Contributing writer.