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List of Murfreesboro Tourist Attractions

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has many things to do that suit all interests, whether you're interested in history, the outdoors, or just exploring. This is a list of the main Murfreesboro tourist attractions.

Stones River National Battlefield

Visitors highly praise Stones River National Battlefield's maintained gardens and educational tours. Reviews often talk about the battlefield’s educational value and the park rangers' expertise.

Among the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Stones River started on the last day of 1862. The fight permanently altered the people who lived and fought here and brought the Union significant military and political victories.

Cost: There may be a charge for some special events and programs, but park admission is free.

Why Go?

This historic site honors a pivotal Civil War engagement. A national cemetery, a tourist center with displays, and several walking paths let you explore the battlefield. The park offers quiet, introspective areas and deep insight into American history.

Cannonsburgh Village

Cannonsburgh Village is celebrated for its accurate reproduction of a pioneer village back in the 1830s. Visitors appreciate its authenticity and the range of old structures and relics.

Cost: There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome to help with village upkeep. The Visitor Center has plenty of items for sale, including postcards, T-shirts, snacks, drinks, and souvenirs.

Why Go?

With its collection of ancient structures, which includes a general shop, schoolhouse, and gristmill, Cannonsburgh Village transports you back in time. Discovering the early years of Murfreesboro and the surrounding area is easy here. 

Oakland Mansion

Oaklands Mansion's exquisitely kept interiors and educational guided tours have earned it high praise. Many guests compliment the informed guides for their ability to depict the mansion's past vividly.

Cost: You will have to book a reservation. Adult admission is $15; seniors (65+) and retired miliary/active are charged $12; and students are charged $10. Youngsters five years old and younger get in free.

Why Go?

The home has antique furniture, and the architecture provides a window into the South. The gardens and grounds make the estate feel fuller and more beautiful for tourists to enjoy.

The historical relevance of the Mansion stems from 1814 to 1872 when the Maney family owned this land. In May 1872, for the sum of $5,000, Dr. James Maney sold 20 acres to the City of Murfreesboro "for a cemetery." Included in the land were the slaves’ burial place of the Maney Family Plantation.

If you are interested in the history of Murfreesboro, it is a great place to learn.

Murfreesboro's Discovery Center

The Discovery Center has interactive displays and kid-friendly activities for children of all ages to enjoy. Reviews highlight the museum's approach to learning and the vast amounts of exhibits they have available.

Cost: Ages 2 and up will be $12. Under 24 Months: Free

Why Come?

The Discovery Center promotes learning for children through play. Families flock to the center to educate their children about science, nature, and local history.

Originally established as the Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County in 1986, the Discovery Center offers the local community chances for hands-on learning. Young parents launched a massive grassroots movement that resulted in building purchases and program development. Over 11,000 people visited the museum to enjoy its exhibits and activities in its first year of business. Thirty years after it opened, the Discovery Center is now a thriving community and tourism hub with over 120,000 kids and families visiting the exhibits annually.

The Greenway Association

The Greenway Association is known for its pathways that wind through locations, in Murfreesboro including the Stones River, parks and wetlands. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking or simply soaking in the beauty the Greenway System offers an escape from urban life.

Cost: Free

Murfreesboro seamlessly combines its heritage with modern charm. With attractions catering to a variety of interests such, as Civil War history, interactive family friendly exhibits and quaint village strolls there's something for everyone to enjoy in this city. Don't miss out on exploring these destinations to experience the best of what Murfreesboro has to offer!

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