A 19-acre park & outdoor history museum feat. an amphitheater, a 200-foot granite map depicting every city in the state, 31 fountains representing each of Tennessee's rivers, a botanical garden & a 1,400-ft. wall engraved with Tennessee's historic events. A patriotic medley of bells plays at noon on the 11th of each month in remembrance of those killed in the Sep. 11 terrorist attacks. Hours: 6 am-10 pm daily.
The plantation home of the Maney family is the only historic house museum in Murfreesboro. The elegant home was the scene of a Civil War battle & presidential visit & reflects the lifstyle of the antebellum South. Hours: 10 am-4 pm Tues.-Sat.; 1-4 pm Sun. $7 adults; $6 seniors & AAA members; $5 college students & children age 6-17, children under 6 are free.
Formerly known as the Cumberland Science Museum, the center's permanent exhibits include "Microbes: Invisible Invaders, Amazing Allies," "Dino Rumble," "Mission: Possible" & "Adventure Tower." $8.75 adults ($10.75 w/planetarium admission); $6.75 sr. citizens & ages 3-12 ($8.75 w/planetarium admission); ages 2 & under admitted free; $3.50 planetarium admission only.
Housed in the renovated former baggage building of Union Station, this Texas import has plenty to choose from, proudly boasting about 75 beers on tap and an additional 130 bottled selections from around the world. An enclosed large porch offers a comfy ambiance, and the huge main dining room is reminiscent of a Texas hill country beer hall, with vaguely Germanic leanings on the menu: sausage and cheese platters, thick beer cheese soup and a selection of brats.
A 24-hour coffeehouse and café with an outdoor patio, Café Coco is like a childhood teddy bear, a bit worn for the wear, but it’s still a favorite haunt of youthful local musicians and their support teams, as well as caffeine-fueled students on an all-night cram. Vegetarian-friendly.
The Basement books an interesting mix of touring acts, local rock/pop bands, singer-songwriters and more, thanks to the participation of Grimeys partners Mike Grimes and Doyle Davis. Below Grimeys New & Preloved Music lies a small, dark cave, where the music flows like Yazoo brew and the audience sits within spitting distance of performers on the low-rising stage. Run by Geoff Donovanone of Nashvilles best bartendersand Grimeys owner (and Guilty Pleasures guitarist) Mike Grimes, The Basement books everything from indie blog darlings like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to the Altar Call Old Time Gospel Hour. The Basements 100-person capacity and no-smoking rule make it a great venue to relax and listen rather than jockey for space and a view of the performers
With live local music nightly ranging from old time country to punk and indie rock, The 5 Spot provides a laid-back atmosphere to catch a show. Emphasis is on local, but the occasional touring act can jump on the bill.
Three Crow Bar covers one corner of East Nashville’s Five Points, with an exuberant clientele that reflects the diversity of the neighborhood. Catch a game on one of the televisions, join in on the weekly and highly competitive team trivia contests, shoot a game of darts, or just shoot the breeze at the bar. Steamed sandwiches on the limited menu.