Are you a fan of U.S. Civil War history? Murfreesboro TN could be the perfect vacation destination. This city set in the scenic country of middle Tennessee is full of interesting and fun activities. Visitors can learn the story of the Battle of Stones River or tap into their creative side at the Discovery Center. They can enjoy a day at one of the many local festivals or cheer for the MTSU Blue Raiders.
Stones River National Battlefield explores the history of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Also one of the most significant of the war’s battles, this clash between brothers started on December 31, 1862. The resulting gains for the Union boosted troop morale even though it was never quite clear who actually won the battle.
After learning about Civil War history, visitors can stop by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring. This is a hands-on environmental center and museum and is fun for visitors of any age. Twenty acres of outdoor wetlands, hundreds of exhibits and a two-story slide provide unlimited entertainment and adventure.
Murfreesboro was originally called Cannonsburgh and now visitors can visit a reconstructed village representing Southern pioneer life. The village boasts a one-room schoolhouse, a gristmill, a log home, general store, church, town hall, and a working blacksmith’s shop.
For music lovers, the city hosts the annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival. This Bluegrass and Americana Festival celebrates the life of Uncle Dave Macon. Macon was a songwriter, legendary banjo picker and a truly unique performer. During the festival, multiple competitions entertain more than 40,000 visitors who come to watch cloggers, freestyle dancers, and musicians in national-level competitions.
From history to music and dancing, Murfreesboro TN offers something for everyone. Plan a vacation and enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer.