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The Factory

230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 791-1777
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Franklin
Type: Malls
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English first
Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This circa 1929 complex of buildings is on the National Historic register. It was formerly a stove and mattress factory. Now it has entertainment offerings, live theater, restaurant and snack bars, antique, clothing, artist galleries, AND a great photo op. There is a gigantic rocking chair. There have been so many of us who have sat atop this rocker and... More

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Waverly, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A very nice mix of antique and specialty shops. Lots of art and nice places to have a snack or fine dinner both.

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Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wished we had arrived a bit earlier, as most of the shops were beginning to close. Looks like a few special finds could have been had... artists originals to shabby chic finds, and a little something for everyone!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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160 reviews 160 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Unfortunately this place just doesn't have much going on - one quasi ok lunch restaurant - but the shops leave a lot to be desired and it's not worth a trip...

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

we visited the factory during the week and we were almost the only people there. we spent most of our time in the antique shop which was great. there is a ton of stuff. prices were probably higher than expected on some things. the rest of the factory was very nice, clean and spacious. there were other unique shops. there... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We like to walk around The Factory when we visit Franklin. The "metal man" out front is interesting and fun to look at. Inside we especially enjoy the antique store. It has a great variey of antiques and some not so old items. Great inventory of old fine jewelry, books and some old furniture. Many unique items. It is our... More

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I do live in the area and have been to The Factory several times. Overall, it is disappointing in choices with the available shops and restaurants although there are some unique boutiques and artists. Anytime I have gone, it has never been really bustling which at first surprised me. History buffs may enjoy the historic building itself. Overall, prices are... More

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North Shore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon and were the only shoppers in the mall. Mostly empty stores or small over priced stores. Few restaurants. We went to one that had customers but were told they were closed for lunch to prepare for dinner. They had maybe 6 people in their restaurant. You would think they would have appreciated the business.... More

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Memphis
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was expecting an unique shopping experience in a historic building. If you are looking for a few unique handmade items, this could be the place. There were very few eating and shoppings choices for what is advertised as a tourist attraction. You'd have better choices at the Cool Springs Mall.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family and I arrived at the Factory around 4:15 PM on a weekday to look around. We expected the place to be bustling with creative shops and restaurants but it was completely dead. The Music City doghouse was closed for the day and it seemed like Saffire was the only restaurant open but their prices were astronomical for the... More

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