101 Things To Do in Rutherford County

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


Take a fun, motorized (and FREE) tour through the multibillion-dollar Nissan North America plant, which produces several of the top Nissan vehicles, including the all-electric LEAF®. See all parts of the vehicle assembly process, from cutting large sheets of steel to painting the exterior and installing carpet. Tours offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, reservations required.


Catch a horse show or sports tournament at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, a 220,000-square-foot facility with stadium-style seating for 4,600.


See Fortress Rosecrans, an earthen fortification constructed by Union troops following the Battle of Stones River—it served as a 200-acre supply depot for the Union.


Hike the wilderness trail or catch an outdoor adventure program at Barfield-Crescent Park & Wilderness Station.


Enjoy cookies, cupcakes, and other homemade treats at Julia’s Homestyle Bakery. Be sure to try their award-winning fudge pie!


Visit Lanes, Trains & Automobiles Entertainment Depot for a fun day of bowling, bumper cars, laser tag and more.


Tour the Jack Daniel Distillery in nearby Lynchburg and see how the world-famous Jack Daniel old-time Tennessee sipping whiskeys are made.


Visit Smyrna Bowling Center, the largest bowling center in the state of Tennessee! Open 24/7, SBC features 52 lanes in a clean, 50,000 square-foot facility which also includes arcades and the Spare Time Café.


Visit Walden Pumpkin Farm for a complete selection of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, straw bales and other harvest decorations, then sample some pumpkin fudge or roasted pumpkin seeds.


Stay at Carriage Lane Inn, a cozy bed and breakfast in a newly restored 100-year-old home in the historic district of Murfreesboro. Features include fireplaces, private baths, and whirlpools.