Murfreesboro Discovery Center and More Day Trips from Thompsons Station

When visiting Thompsons Station, be sure to drop by the interesting tourist spots like the Murfreesboro Discovery Center. Considered one of America's fastest growing cities, Murfreesboro was ranked 84th by Money magazine among the best places to live in the country with a population of more than 50,000. While staying at your Thompsons Station Bed and Breakfast, visit these must-see sites to complete your vacation.

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

The aim of the Murfreesboro Discovery Center is to provide hands-on education to the community by holding exhibits and programs. It's a tourist center that is visited by 120,000 children and families each year. The establishment is open throughout the year, and offers free admission and passes to members, as well as affordable price for non-members.

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

The Oaklands Historic House is an equally popular tourist destination. It is a mansion-museum with a collection of Civil War memorabilia, making it one of the country's important historic landmarks. There are several facilities that visitors can enjoy, including a grand ballroom with complete fixtures, a catering kitchen, a storage area, a front porch, changing rooms and parking areas. This array of facilities makes the establishment perfect for special events like weddings and other family celebrations. Don't miss this historic site while staying at your Thompsons Station inn.

Stones River National Battlefield
3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 893-9501

If you want travel back to the American Civil War era, head to nearby Stones River National Battlefield. This 570-acre park memorializes the victory won by the Union and a key battle of the Civil War. Aside from war artifacts found in the park, visitors will also see the cemetery located within the park boundaries. The Stones River National Cemetery was established by the order of Major General George H. Thomas as the place of interment for the soldiers who died on the battlefield. Outside the cemetery, there is the Hazen Brigade Monument, the oldest surviving monument of the Civil War that to this day remains untouched.

Murfreesboro Little Theater
702 Ewing Ave.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-9825
www.mltarts.com

The Little Theater is located between the Middle Tennessee Medical Center and Middle Tennessee State University. Established in 1962, the theater provides the community with theater arts, as well as music- and art-based programs from organizations like the Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities and the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra.

Stones River Greenway Arboretum
697 Barfield Crest Road
Murfreesboro, TN  37129 
(615) 895-8059

Home to several species of trees, this haven is located along the Stones River Greenway, a long linear park trail. The roads within the area measure 12 feet with asphalt and pavement, which is perfect for walking, jogging, bicycling, rollerblading and other fitness activities.