Middle Tennessee State University, (MTSU) the second largest undergraduate university in Tennessee.covers 39 square miles and was established in 1811. It’s well known for its major engagement of the American Civil War called the Battle of Stone River or the Battle of Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro is the county seat of Rutherford County and the largest suburb of Nashville and is home to
The largest employers in Murfreesboro include Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro, MTSU, State Farm Insurance Companies, Amazon.com, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, The Veterans Administration Medical Center, Verizon Wireless and Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.
approximately 151,000 30 years
: $262,000 : $1450
: overall 97, which is 9% higher than the Tennessee average and 3% lower than the national average.
TrustPoint Hospital for behavioral health and in patient psych and physical rehabilitation needs. Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford providing 286 all-private patient rooms, designed to facilitate a healing and spiritual environment. Tennessee Valley VA Medical Center along with numerous community clinics and private practitioners.
Stones River National Battlefield 1563 North Thompson Lane, was the scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for control of middle Tennessee.
Discovery Center 502 SE Broad Street, offers hands-on education opportunities for the community. An extensive grassroots campaign orchestrated by young parents led to purchasing a building and creating exhibits and programs.
Historic Cannonsburgh Village 312 S. Front Street is located on 6 acres representing approximately 100 years of rural Tennessee life from the 1830s to the 1930s. The village features a gristmill, schoolhouse, telephone operator’s house, the University House, the Leeman House, a museum, a caboose, the wedding chapel, a doctor’s office, general store, working blacksmith’s shop, a well, and other points of interest, including the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket!
Oaklands Mansion, 901 N Maney Ave, is a historic home that before the American Civil War, was a symbol of wealth and prosperity in Tennessee. The Maney family built a fortune on land, enslaved people, medicine, retail, and the railroads. This prominent family was very involved in the economic, religious, and educational development of Murfreesboro. Like many, after the civil war the Maneys fell upon economic hardship. Today, the museum is dedicated to preserving its’ local history and inspiring an appreciation of Oaklands’ unique past.
The Earth Experience, the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, 816 Old Salem Road, is the first natural history museum in Middle Tennessee. It hosts displays from all over the world but has a very large number of items from Tennessee including dinosaurs, fossils, gems, minerals, rocks and archeological relics. This is an interactive, dynamic museum where visitors will see ongoing research and activities and be offered chances to participate. There is a working paleontology laboratory where real dinosaur bones are being cleaned and repaired.
Sports Com 2310 Memorial Bldv offers a 1/16 mile track, Aerobics area, 6-goal gymnasium, Group exercise studio, Fitness area, Full complement of weight lifting and cardiovascular equipment, Meeting room, Newly renovated 25-yard indoor pool, Climbing wall and floating bridge, 4 sand volleyball courts, Outdoor walking trails, …. Boro Beach – 50-meter outdoor pool with zero-depth entry toddler play area, splash pad, three slides.
Patterson Park Community Center 521 Mercury Blvd offering a 1/8 mile indoor track, 305-seat theatre, Two exercise studios, Conference center with up to three meeting rooms, Dining room with kitchen, Fitness equipment, Game room, Indoor pool zero-depth entry, 25-yard lap lane area, interactive play system, triple loop slide, a Multipurpose field with 1/5-mile outdoor walking track, Two gymnasiums, and Two racquetball courts. There are numerous parks and outdoor spots to enjoy the beautiful Middle TN outdoors!
Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Veteran’s Parkway is a 430-acre community park on the southern side of Murfreesboro. Includes over 7 miles of mountain bike trails.
The Civic Plaza 111 West Vine Street, is located at the front entrance of the City of Murfreesboro City Hall with a large open space brick area with amphitheater seating that will accommodate up to 400 persons. The area also has a water feature, shaded walking path and gazebo.
Gateway Island Trail (park at 1902 West College Street) is part of the Murfreesboro Greenway System, provides a well-lit route for walkers and runners and is frequently used by organizations for charity walks and races. Greenways and Wetlands for hiking, walking, running, bicycling or inline skating along 13 miles of greenway trails.
McKnight Park 120 DeJarnette Lane, is an 81-acre community park located in the northern area of Murfreesboro. Facilities include: Sports*Com – an indoor / outdoor multipurpose sports and recreational facility composed of a gymnasium, 1/16 mile track, aerobics area, fitness equipment, game room, meeting room, 25-yard indoor pool and 50-meter outdoor pool, and a sand volleyball court; Four youth softball fields and concessions stand; Star*Plex – a five-field youth / adult baseball / softball complex with concessions and restroom facilities; The David Price Miracle Field, a special needs baseball and playground facility designed for inclusive play for all ages and capabilities. Additionally multipurpose fields are available for youth football, lacrosse, youth soccer, adult soccer, and disc golf. The fields also provide: a sheltered picnic area, storage area and restrooms.
Old Fort Park 1025 Old Fort Parkway, a 50-acre community park
Oaklands Park corner of N. Maney and Roberts St., is a 31-acre neighborhood park and historic site located at the corner of N. Maney and Roberts St.
Siegel Community Park Hwy 231N at Cherry Lane, is a 130-acre athletic complex which has hosted the Tennessee Soccer State Championships and the TSSAA State Soccer Championship.
As in most larger cities there are many options. For a true Middle TN experience the Puckett’s in Murfreesboro is always a great option and there is often live music there.
Slick Pick BBQ has been family owned and operated for 25 years.
If you are craving something Greek try the Opah Greek Grill at 133 James Luscinski Dr. Ste 104.
If you are feeling indulgent, check out the Five Senses opened on November 18th, 2004 by the brother and sister team of Mitchell & Mollie Murphree. The goal of Five Senses is to bring a FRESH, HEALTHY & LOCAL APPROACH to dining.