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The Factory

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 791-1777
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Franklin
Type: Malls
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Salem, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We visited the antique section of the mall. Enjoyed poking around, but it is definitely not the best antique joint in Franklin and for us, that was the only draw in going there. We were in and out in a half hour.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Factory has quite a few shops, but not really anything in them. I strolled through the antique store and saw the usual array of items. The prices were far to high. Times Past and Present was a complete disappointment. It was tacky and not much of a gift shop. It was pretty small with a modest amount of items... More

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Scarborough
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The antique store is a fun place to browse. There are artsy and kitschy shops to explore. The old factory is a great venue. If you're looking for excitement, you won't find it here, but if you want some local flavor, visit for a couple hours.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
36 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This is a unique artsy type shopping destination in an old factory setting. If you are planning shopping all day, you will probably be a bit disappointed as it doesn't have as many stores as you would think. My children and myself happen to love Third Coast Clay where you can paint pottery of your choice and is fabulous for... More

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knoxville, tn
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just outside of Franklin, it is a little arts and craft type shops and a couple of cool little eateries.

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Memphis, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The way this place is advertised you'd think there were tons if stores. Very few stores to browse. Only 1 art gallery open. Very dead on a Saturday. Don't waste your time.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My wife and I had a great time every time we get to visit the Factory. We enjoy looking in the shops and meeting the people who display their artistic talents and sell their items. We also enjoy Saffire Restaurant that is inside this old steel mill.

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Hodgenville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the factory, nice shoppes and antiques. We loved how they refurbished this old factory and are using it as a mall. Live music was great also!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I liked the unique stores & artistic offerings. The jewelry store is very nice too with many unique items for purchase. I do wish they had better signs & more shops there though.

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Nashville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good place to visit for antiques, specialty clothes and toys. The ceramic/pottery shop where you can spend several hours choosing something to work on for the afternoon is a unique party location. The only set back is that if you want to keep the items and use it for eating of drinking it can take 7 days for it to... More

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