101 Things To Do in Rutherford County

So Much to Do You Might Need to Stay Another Day!


Stop in the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, which features a Civil War timeline, electric car charging station, and touch-screen interactive directories for lodging, dining, and attractions. Pick up maps and brochures to help you plan your visit.


Hike, swim, boat or fish at Percy Priest Lake at Long Hunter State Park, featuring 25 miles of shoreline.



Walk where Civil War soldiers fought and died, at Stones River National Battlefield, a 650-acre national park and cemetery that commemorates this fierce Civil War battle where 81,000 soldiers fought.


Visit the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation – the boyhood home of a Confederate hero who was hanged at the age of 21.


Stroll Murfreesboro’s historic downtown square—the square surrounds the historic courthouse and features unique shops, restaurants, and a flashback to earlier times. The square was the location for Martina McBride’s award-winning “Independence Day” music video, as well as an Emmy-winning Monday Night Football video, shot by ABC.


Gather with friends and family at the ultra cool Fountains at Gateway for dining, events, live music and special events.  


Get a glimpse of pioneer days at Cannonsburgh Village, which features a gristmill, one-room schoolhouse, town hall, log home, church, general store, and working blacksmith’s shop, as well as a large collection of antique farm equipment.


Enjoy lunch at Miller’s Grocery, an antique-filled country café located in Christiana that features Southern home-cooking at its finest! Taste homemade entrees and award-winning desserts and enjoy the atmosphere of this quaint local favorite.


Visit Oaklands Mansion — an antebellum home that was caught in the crossfire of the Civil War.


Get a free, guided walking tour of the historic square through the Heritage Center.