860 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN
Located south of Nashville or north of Chattanooga, depending how you look at it, you’ll find Murfreesboro- the home of Toots Good Food and Fun Restaurant. Now you may not know that Murfreesboro was once named the 84th best place to live in the United States. And I’d say that has a lot to do with the atmosphere we found at Toots. People were nice, laid back and it was a great stop on our roadtrip. Plus, turns out Toot’s was Rutherford County’s first full service restaurant. Who knew.
Play: Discovery Center at Murfee Spring
502 S.E. Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN
Find indoor play areas, museum exhibits, and experiment centers. Areas for crawlers and generally geared for toddlers up. While we found the Center in good shape when we visited in July, 2015 online reviewers note that you may encounter broken toys along the way. The staff was excellent and totally engaged with their young patrons. For more on the Discovery Center and great pictures, check out Suburban Turmoil, a mom’s blog about living and parenting in Nashville, Tennessee.
Learn: Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village
312 S. Front St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Open from May 1st through November, tour back in time to a pioneer village representing life in Tennesssee from 1830-1930. While you wont be able to visit the buildings, the grounds are open year round. It is also home to the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket. Who knew.