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There's fun in store for every taste and interest
here in Rutherford County.
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Stones River National Battlefield, Fortress Rosecrans, Oaklands Historic House Museum and the Sam Davis Home are all significant Civil War sites located in Rutherford County.
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Family Fun

We take hands-on learning to a whole new level at the Discovery Center, and that's just the start of the fun you can have with your family here in Rutherford County!
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The Arts

Soak up the arts in our rich cultural environment. In Rutherford County, exhibits, concerts and plays are the order of the day!
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Parks & Recreation

Recreational opportunities abound in Rutherford County. Be sure to check out our paved greenway trail systems, or float your boat on scenic Percy Priest Lake.


With an enrollment of 23,000 students, MTSU is Tennessee's fastest-growing and largest university. Come explore the 500-acre campus and enjoy some of its many events.
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There's no mystery to our history! We're excited to share the stories of all the interesting people and events that have made Rutherford County what it is today.
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Wineries & Distilleries

Tour local vineyards and taste the latest vintage of our fine wines, or come see how corn is transformed into a smooth sipping whiskey at our nearby wineries and distilleries.
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There's plenty to do, see and taste at Rutherford County's many agricultural attractions! Come see what life on the farm is all about.
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Rutherford County, Tennessee

Let the history begin! Let the shopping begin! Let the discovery begin! Whatever your heart desires, you can fill in the blanks here in Rutherford County, where graceful historical facades blend with modern shopping, dining and amenities to lend a touch of Southern nostalgia ... where Civil War attractions, museums and an auto plant summon exploration ... and where parks, trails and a full slate of events continually beckon. Are you ready? Get set.
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From artisan shops to boutiques and big-box stores, the world of retail is at your fingertips here in Rutherford County.
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You’ll find no shortage of dining options, as both familiar favorites and unique local establishments are scattered throughout Rutherford County.
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Rutherford County is a great place to stay to get to just about anything. So come spend a night or a week with us!
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Hallowed Ground: Lantern Tour of the Stones River National Cemetery Schedule Announced
Posted: 05/20/2016
Hallowed Ground: Lantern Tour of the Stones River National Cemetery Schedule Announced
Stories taken from the letters and diaries of men who fought and died in the Civil War will be presented this summer at the S...
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Chris Young, singer/songwriter
Native son and Grammy®-nominated RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Young welcomes you to Rutherford County. To see what else Rutherford County has in store, check out these videos.
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