101 Things To Do in Rutherford County

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


Try the famous fried dill pickles and burgers at Toot’s Restaurant — there are three locations in Rutherford County.


Learn about Rutherford County’s African-American heritage at Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center, and hear about the importance of the United States Colored Troops.


Visit Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and walk around the sprawling, beautiful campus of the state’s fastest-growing and largest undergraduate university.


Take the whole family to Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville, and enjoy 60 acres of activities like Tennessee’s largest petting zoo, pony rides, playgrounds, gemstone and fossil mining, wagon rides, and a farm market! Seasonal activities include a pumpkin patch and corn maze.


Grab some of the best ice cream treats from Hattie Jane's Creamery and gather under the shade trees around the historic Courthouse in Downtown Murfreesboro


Beat the heat at Gregory Mills Park and Splash Pad — a zero-depth water playground with fountains, spouts and more.


Catch 18 holes at one of our six public golf courses — all are open year-round! Also check out Bloomfield Links, the 6-hole training course designed just for youth or beginner golfers.


Stop at Discovery Center, a hands-on museum and environmental center which features hundreds of fun exhibits, 20 acres of outdoor wetlands, daily programs and a two-story slide.


For your “bucket” list—see the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket at Cannonsburgh. After the original bucket (built in 1887) burned down in 2005, the Rutherford County Blacksmith Association reconstructed the six foot tall, 1520-pound behemoth.


Stand in the exact geographic center of the state — located half a mile from the MTSU campus, the spot is marked by an obelisk.