101 Things To Do in Rutherford County

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


Take your furry friends to the Murfreesboro Bark Park for some canine fun.  Afterwards, check out the dog-friendly patio at Bar-B-Cutie for some lunch or dinner! 


Join us for Uncle Dave Macon Days, an award-winning annual festival held the second weekend in July that celebrates old-time music and dance. Uncle Dave was the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry and is considered one of the forefathers of country music. Featuring music, arts and crafts, food and dancing, Uncle Dave Macon Days is fun for the whole family.


See the chilling Confederate Circle, located in Evergreen Cemetery, a mass grave that contains the remains of Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Stones River.


Take a hike! Check out the Murfreesboro Greenway, Smyrna Greenway and Huricanne Creek Greenway in La Vergne for paved trails and trailheads across the county.


Step through time at the Rutherford County Courthouse which dates back to pre-Civil War times when it also served as a watchtower, ballroom and prison. While you’re here, learn the story of the mysterious Human Fly, who scaled to the top of the courthouse in 1923 and plummeted to his death.


Catch a play or lively musical at the Center for the Arts, just off the downtown Murfreesboro square. The Center for the Arts is housed in an Italianate structure built in 1909 by the U.S. Department of Treasury on the site of an old livery station. The building originally served as the Post Office and in 1962 became the Linebaugh Library. After the library relocated, the building was renovated and became the Center for the Arts. The renovation of the building was awarded the Governor’s Award for Economic and Community Development.


Enjoy world-class shopping at The Avenue® Murfreesboro, one of Tennessee’s largest open-air retail and dining center. Grab dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse, Mimi’s Café, Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, or Newk’s Express Café, then spend time shopping at stores like Belk, Forever 21, White House Black Market, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Charming Charlie, American Eagle, Hollister, Chico’s, Buckle, New York & Company, Victoria’s Secret, World Market, Bath & Body Works, Old Navy and many more.


Visit the twice-weekly Rutherford County Farmers’ Market for local produce, herbs, breads, jams and more. Held on Tuesday and Friday mornings from May through October.


Experience the tasty food of this local, family-owned restaurant, and see why Demos’ Restaurant is consistently selected as one of Murfreesboro’s best.


Beat the heat at Murfreesboro’s Boro Beach water park, located at Sports*Com, and enjoy the huge slides, games, and other water features of this affordable and fun experience.