Wilderness Station

Murfreesboro, TN

Where are we going?

Wilderness Station
697 Veterans Pkwy
TN 37128


What is there to do?

Who is excited to explore the great outdoors, AND learn all about it at the same time!

The Wilderness Station in Tennessee is all about giving families a chance to explore the nature and wildlife around them, whilst being able to get active and learn about what they are experiencing.

Not only is this a facility for schools to visit, but it's open to the public - and families just like yours! On your visit, you can enjoy programs that cover a wide range of subjects, but they aren't your regular programs! At the Wilderness Station, you learn through campfire programs, and interpretive hikes, and river explorations. Pretty amazing!

The programs cover topics such as "Wild Things", "Tales and Trails", and "Puppets on the Porch". They are perfect for kids, and those nature lovers in the family too.

Did you know that at the Wilderness Station there are a whopping 275 acres of back country area ready to be explored via hiking trails? In fact, there are around 5 miles of trails, which start at the Wilderness Station, and offer paved portions through the hardwood forest. These lead to a very cool River Overlook and the campground!

Keep an eye out for the wildlife along the way, including turkeys, bobcat, deer and even Barred Owls!

The TreeMendous Tree Trail is super fun too, and runs along the first 0.7 miles of the paved trail. There are twelve stations that feature along it, and each marked by a number. Just grab the Tree Trail map and learn all about the very cool plants you are seeing along the way!

Don't miss picking up the FREE educational backpacks either, as each backpack has a different theme, and includes a specific learning program on that theme. Learning made fun!

So why not explore the wonders of the Tennessee nature with the Wilderness Station - you never know what you might encounter!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

The trail is paved, but give them a call if you have any more questions about accessibility


When can we go?

12pm - 6pm Sun / 9am - 12pm Mon / 9am - 5pm Tues - Thurs / 9am - 8pm Fri & Sat

All year round


Any top tips?

Bring your camera, and comfortable shoes

I’m Hungry!

They sell ice cream, candy, snacks, soft drinks, sports drinks, coffee and water. Nature is thirsty work! They also have "green friendly" dog treats, and a community water bowl for your thirsty friend!

Healthy Eating

They have bottled water, granola bars, and peanuts to keep your energy up!

Familydaysout.com - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
© Family Days Out 2021