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Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro

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  • Excellent stop. The Rangers working there are very knowledgeable and nice. Love the history and the placing of the artillery. The history story of that area is Amazing. We did the tour with our vehicl...  read more »
  • On the end of my vacation, Stones River Nat'l Battlefield was on my list to visit. I recently start visiting battlefields in the Civil War's western theater that's close to me. I'm glad that I stop he...  read more »
  • very well done park. the movie was very moving and we learned a lot about the civil war and what a big role Tennessee played in it. The cemetery was very big. We enjoyed the driving tour also. 
  • This park was the place of my very first hike. They have over 7 miles of hiking trails in their beautiful and historical fields. In these same fields a lot of brave men fought and died in the civil war. This park gives me a sense and of what soldiers went through the back then and it confirms who we are as a nation and as a town. This park is very well maintain with a nice guest house with bathrooms, water and a gift shop. This place is very peaceful.
  • This review should not be construed as an indictment of this marvelous historical place but of one individual who works there. You'll know who you are if you read this. My wife and I had parked at the visitor center inside a gate which we had been told by uniformed personnel was "never" locked. I freely admit that we pushed the envelope of the letter of the law which says the park closes at sundown. Having admitted the error of our ways I will say that I would have taken without complaint a warning, lecture, or even a citation. Here is what you chose to do, instead. You sat in your car on the other side of the gate and watched as we loaded our bikes. You sat there for a good two minutes after we had pulled up to a gate that you knew we needed to pass through. You then slowly and deliberately turned around and DROVE OFF. Your action moved the situation from judicious and prudent law enforcement into the realm of first class a**holiness. You are one of the reasons the world in general has come to resent what Mark Twain called "insect authority." I've always wondered where he came up with that term. If I meet him in Heaven someday I intend to ask him. In case he didn't make it to Heaven, maybe you can ask him.
  • We had a great time at Stones River National Battlefield. The Junior Ranger program was great--some of the activities were quite different from other national parks--and the ranger and staff were very helpful. Unlike most other Junior Ranger badges, the Stones River badge is metal and very cool. As it was a Tuesday visit on a cold day, the battlefield was almost empty, but it gave us a great idea of what it was like during the battle 150 years ago. This was well worth the drive from Chattanooga, but I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an activity on the drive between Nashville and Chattanooga.
  • Awesome place. Fabulous nine minute film. Little museum and wonderful gift shop. Be sure and visit center first to get a map and see overview of battle
  • Lots to see in the visitor center, artifacts and replicas. History and the personal experience of the soldiers were well covered. Very interesting for adults and kids. The trails are extensive and the land is beautiful, but too hot for us to enjoy in August except by the audio car tour (Parents: the reenactment video was a bit intense for our 3 year old)
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