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Best 2021 Experiences in Murfreesboro

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Murfreesboro is Tennessee’s fastest-growing community, a vibrant college town, and a location where tradition and the future coexist, and it has the potential to become a popular tourist destination in 2021. I was there during my Tennessee round trip where I visited multiple cities with my best friend.

Murfreesboro History 

Murfreesboro is the county seat and largest city in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The Tennessee State Legislature formed a commission in 1811 to find a new location for the Rutherford County seat. Murfreesboro is a city in Middle Tennessee that is part of the Nashville metropolitan area. It was the state capital from 1818 to 1826, when Nashville took over. It is now Nashville's largest suburb and Tennessee's sixth-largest city.

Murfreesboro Attractions

The Stones River flows through the city, and the Greenway, which mainly runs parallel to the river, connects the city's green areas, parks, and hiking trails. Historic Cannonsburgh Village is the perfect way to get a sense of the city's history. Fortress Rosecrans and the Stones River National Battlefield, which includes the prominent Hazen Brigade Monument, are also worth seeing. Attractions include Barfield Crescent Park, Batey Farms, and the Discovery Center.

Barfield Crescent Park 

This park is a prominent 430-acre park in Murfreesboro's southern portion. Picnic areas, baseball, and softball parks, three Little League baseball fields, and a regular baseball field are all available.

General Bragg Trailhead 

One of the trailheads connecting to Murfreesboro's Stones River Greenway System is the General Bragg Trailhead on West College Street. A picnic pavilion with showers, a children's playground, and a water fountain are available at the trailhead.

Batey Farms 

This is a historic family farm in the Blackman neighborhood of Rutherford County, about 6 miles from Murfreesboro, established in 1807 on a Revolutionary War grant. It is now owned and operated by the family's eighth generation, and it is a popular spot for locals and tourists to get fresh produce.

Fortress Rosecrans 

After the Battle of Stones River, the Federal Army established Fortress Rosecrans in January 1863 to fortify Murfreesboro. During the Civil War, the fortress became one of the Union's strongest earthen fortifications.

Hazen Brigade Monument 

This is in the Stones River National Cemetery, where 6,850 soldiers who fought in the Battle of Stones River in 1862–1863 are buried. It is the oldest Civil War memorial still standing in its original location.

Murfreesboro Center for the Arts

This nonprofit arts center opened in 1995 with the mission of providing a diversity of arts and resources that will teach and entertain people of all ethnicities, genders, and income levels.

Stones River Greenway

The Murfreesboro Greenway System links the city’s parks, residences, historic landmarks, and hiking and biking trails. It consists of the Stones River greenway and the Lytle Creek trails. The greenway has well-kept areas for hiking, cycling, biking, running, or in-line skating when taking in the scenery.

Murfreesboro Entertainment

If you want to be amused, the Discovery Center, Murfreesboro's most popular children's museum and nature center, is a wonderful place to go. The Discovery Center, which first opened its doors in 1986, has a hands-on immersive, and interactive museum as well as living, breathing wetlands.

Murfreesboro Lodging

If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites hotel in Murfreesboro is the best choice. Residence Inn Nashville SE / Murfreesboro, Hilton Garden Inn Murfreesboro, and Hampton Inn & Suites Murfreesboro are among the most popular hotels in the region.

Murfreesboro Dining

If you are looking for food then Toot’s Good Food and Fun restaurant is a true Southern experience. Each of their four locations in Murfreesboro is lively, very popular, and casual.

Murfreesboro Shopping

If you are looking for a place to shop, The Avenue Murfreesboro is an open-air suburban lifestyle shopping center in Murfreesboro. With a diverse blend of niche stores, boutiques, big-box supermarkets, and exclusive restaurants, The Avenue Murfreesboro provides a premier outdoor shopping experience.

A variety of small and large farms surround the city, which is surrounded by fertile agricultural land. Walking around the Murfreesboro Greenway System is a great way to get some fresh air and work out in Murfreesboro. And we are confident that your visit to Murfreesboro in 2021 will not fail.