Murfreesboro is the physical center of Tennessee, as well as the center of many cultural events. Lovers of the outdoors can trek along the Greenway walking trail, which offers stunning views of the Stones River. Cannonsburgh Village promises a peek back into life from the 1830s through the 1930s. Take a self-guided tour through the historic architecture including a blacksmith shop, gristmill, caboose and museum. The old-fashioned wedding chapel is available to rent for special occasions. In addition to the numerous hotels and restaurants, visit the Wat Lao Buddhist Temple for an afternoon of peaceful serenity.
Travelers can fly in via the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport (MBT) where cars are available for rent. The Rover public transportation system operates seven bus routes throughout the city. The Relax & Ride service runs buses from Murfreesboro to nearby Nashville, for an entertaining visit to country music meccas like the Grand Ole Opry.
Murfreesboro has a moderate climate year round, with average highs of 70 degrees and lows of 45 degrees. The city was incorporated in 1931 and is the government seat of Rutherford County. It is also the home of Middle Tennessee State University, which claims two Pulitzer Prize winners as alumni, and is the site of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame.