5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Murfreesboro

You will never run out of exciting things to do in Murfreesboro during your stay in this fast growing city of Rutherford County, Tennessee. BBOnline recommends some of the city's amazing attractions and activities for the whole family.

Oaklands Historic Museum
900 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-0022
www.oaklandsmuseum.org

Visiting the Oaklands Historic Museum is one of the things to do in Murfreesboro. This elegant mansion was built in the early 1800s and now houses a full exhibit of the heritage of Old South culture and prosperity. Witness the preserved beauty of the house and gain rich knowledge on the customs and culture of the Victorian era through its guided tours. The museum also offers educational programs to experience how traditional activities and chores were done in the olden times, such as "A Day of Washing, Churning, and Learning" offered during September and May.

Go USA Fun Park
2270 Armory Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 895-7888
www.gousafunpark.com

Visit the Go USA Fun Park while staying in a Murfreesboro Inn. This park was established back in 1988. The youngsters will enjoy the theme park's various amenities such as the mini golf course, go carts (kids ride free with adults), batting cages and different arcade games for all. The place is open daily.

Discovery Center
502 S. E. Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 890-2300
www.discoverycenteronline.org

The Discovery Center is a perfect place to visit. There are plenty of activities for the whole family. Your children's skills and abilities are discovered while they're having fun with other kids. The Great Discoveries Museum Shop has a wide selection of snacks and drinks. You can enjoy the sun in the center's outdoor picnic areas. Be amazed by the different exhibits, events and programs, and interactive displays that the museum has in store.

Patterson Park
521 Mercury Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-7439
www.murfreesborotn.gov

One of the things to do in Murfreesboro is spending a day in the Patterson Park Community Center, which has an aerobics and fitness center, 1/8 mile track, two gymnasiums, basketball and tennis courts, a theater, an arts and crafts room, an interactive play system and an indoor pool. This 10-acre and 110,000 square foot community center is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Stones River Mall
1720 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 896-4486
www.stonesrivermall.com

You don't have to go far from your Murfreesboro Bed and Breakfast for some great shopping. The Stones River Mall is one of the popular shopping destinations in the area. It houses newly renovated and improved shops like Dillard and JC Penny, along with your favorites like Forever 21, Gap, Shoe Carnival and many more in a clean and friendly atmosphere. The mall has several dining options to suit your taste, including your favorite restaurant chains. It operates Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.