Murfreesboro is a beautiful city that just keeps growing! It is an amazing city, centrally located only 30 minutes from Nashville. Murfreesboro has great historical roots and yet a small town feel. Plus, it’s the home to Middle Tennessee State University!
Walk Through History
One of the deadliest Civil War battles took place in Murfreesboro. Stones River National Battlefield is seven miles worth of history-filled trails. There’s paved paths and trails through the surrounding woods with guided tours offered.
History buffs will want to stop next at Oaklands Mansion, a plantation very much located in the heart of the Civil War and on the National Register of Historic Places. There’s over two hundred years of history for visitors to self-guide through and Oaklands Mansion is a trip into the often bloody past of the South.
For live theatre fans, a visit to Murfreeboro’s Center for the Arts is for sure to-do. The Center for the Arts exists to spread art awareness and improve local community life through the many musical productions and art exhibits.
The Mayday Brewery is Murfreeboro’s first brewery, but it’s youthful existence does not discount it’s popularity among locals. Open Wednesday through Sunday, the Mayday allows visitor’s furry friends to come along for the trip!
It’s almost sacrilegious to write about Tennessee and not mention Tennessee whiskey. An hour outside Murfreesboro in Lynchburg, Jack Daniels still produces their whiskey in the oldest registered distillery in the good old United States of America. There’s different types of expert-led tours and plenty of tasty whiskey tasting to go around. If you like your whiskey, a visit to Jack Daniels is a must.
Must Try Pasta
Murfreesboro may be forty minutes outside Nashville, but the cuisine is not lacking in taste. After a drink or two, go grab some outstanding Goat Cheese Bruschetta at The Alley on Main. The fresh-made pasta and seafood makes this restaurant a local staple.