Murfreesboro, Tennessee, home of Middle Tennessee State University and the Stones River Battlefield, can be found just 45 minutes outside of Nashville. Whether you are in town visiting family or just need some local ideas for getting out of the house for a few hours, “The ‘Boro” is a great go-to. While there are numerous options to choose from depending on your mood, I have a few suggestions for family fun in Murfreesboro to help you get your trip started.
Family Fun in Murfreesboro
4 Fun Things To Do In Murfreesboro, TN
Located less than minutes off of Memorial Boulevard is the Murfreesboro square. I have never visited a city square as consistently busy as the one in Murfreesboro. Stop by the Reveille Joe coffee shop for your morning dose of caffeine before browsing through Little Shop of Records and locally owned boutiques. If you’re in town during the weekend, stop by Saturday morning to buy fresh veggies from the farmer’s market! Another perk: the public library is located right next to the square for book lovers of all ages.
Old Fort Park:
If you find yourself on Old Fort Parkway for shopping at the Stones River Mall or to grab a bite to eat, stop by the Old Fort Park before you leave. There is a children’s area to play in, as well as a smaller version of the Nashville Greenway if you’re looking to grab a little exercise in the sunshine. Another perk: great place to walk dogs.
Stones River Battlefield:
If you’re looking for something geared more toward tourists, or want to bring out your inner history nerd, there is always the famous Stones River Battlefield. You can walk yourself around on the same grounds where one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War occurred and watch videos about the battle back at the welcome center. Another perk: It’s a good excuse for home-schooling moms to get out of the house and teach their kids hands-on.
Murfreesboro Little Theatre
Who says you have to drop $50 a ticket and drive to downtown Nashville to enjoy a good show? The Murfreesboro Little Theatre is a community theatre and it is a favorite for many in the ‘Boro, and because we have several theatre students from MTSU involved, there is a lot of talent just waiting to be recognized. They hold summer camps for kids, too, if you’re in the market for the upcoming summer vacation. Another perk: there are student and senior discounts!
Which of these Murfreesboro spots is your favorite for family fun? What are some of your favorite places in the ‘Boro?