Visitors shop on the square in downtown Murfreesboro.
Known as the Sports Capital of Tennessee due to its first-rate facili-
ties, Murfreesboro hosts Spring Fling, the state's Olympics-style
high school championships. Middle Tennessee State University's
Murphy Center complex, where the events are held, recently under-
went a $14 million facelift.
For groups, the city offers an array of team-building options, includ-
ing six public golf courses, three escape-room choices, an indoor
climbing center, and foot golf, a golf-soccer combo.
At 650-acre Stones River National Battlefield, where 23,000 died in
one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, competing teams can learn the
many important roles involved in firing a cannon.
In addition to walking tours, spas and cooking schools, spouses and
postmeeting attendees can tour the multibillion-dollar Nissan
North America Smyrna factory, maker of the all-electric Leaf auto-
mobile; enjoy music and plays in the Murfreesboro Center for the
Arts' 124-seat performance hall; and explore Cannonsburgh Village, a
reconstructed 1830s to 1930s Southern settlement with a gristmill and
a working blacksmith shop.
Zany fun reigns at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles, a 50,000-square-
foot family fun center with 24 bowling lanes, laser tag, bumper cars,
and a restaurant and bar, and at Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar, with its
high-energy sing-along audience participation and musical comedy.