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Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro

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  • Started with a brief intro from a park ranger about the importance of this battle. There is an indoor diorama/display about the battle. Outside there is a car tour of 6 sites. You can not walk to all ...  more »
  • The battlefield is a great place to run with friends. We almost always see deer and there's rarely a car in sight. Would be a great location for a traveler to get in a morning or evening jog!  more »
  • This was a first rate national park. it is spread out and you have to drive a little between sections. Take the time to see the visitors center. Take the time to read the information. I learned a lot ...  more »
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  • I brought the kids here to learn some Civil War History. The Park is very clean and the staff is very friendly. The cemetery is worth the visit as well. The kids and I learned a lot here. Worth the trip off the Interstate.
  • 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.
  • This is my go-to place to hike and walk my dog! The paved loop is about 2.5 miles. A lot of people use it to walk, bike, run, etc. It's beautiful (even to be a paved road), and I often see wildlife! The hiking trail is great! It's about 1.75 miles. It ends up about halfway through the paved loop, making it a total of about 2.75 miles. The hiking trail is very well marked and maintained.