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Downtown Franklin

Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
615-591-8500
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Franklin
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown Franklin is the perfect sleepy Southern town. Visitors can easily spend a... more » Owner description: Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown Franklin is the perfect sleepy Southern town. Visitors can easily spend a day browsing antique shops and boutiques and dining at one of its many ecelctic restaurants. Downtown Franklin offers an eclectic mix of antique shops, gift and book stores, art galleries and clothing boutiques. Franklin hosts several festivals each year. « less
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you're in to super-friendly people, great food with lots of choices, walking up & down Main Street and checking out all the cool stores, then this place is for you.

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Cross Plains, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Easy to walk, see and enjoy. Some many things to see and do from history to shopping to food & drink. Go see and spend the day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unique shops, antiques, great food. Free parking across from Puckett's Grocery...which has great food. Then walk downtown and shop. Enjoy the small-town atmosphere and the beautiful Tennessee scenery.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Although Franklin is well-known as an antique hunters paradise, it offers a wonderful variety of shops for everyone. This historical jewel is a destination hotspot for travelers interested in Civil War sites, excellent dining, men and women's clothing shops, a toy store, Star Bucks, Sweet Cece's Frozen Yogurt, 2 children's clothing stores, high end women's shoe store, home accessories stores,... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited the shops in downtown Franklin. They have quite a variety of interesting boutiques. One nice thing is the free parking, both on the streets and in the parking garage.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The town has a lot of charm and the shops are so so but, its really a great little place. I stopped a the Starbucks which was very crowded and they do have a local theater. The houses in that area are very charming and it is a walkable place.

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florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Spend a few hours or more in this very nice little slice of the southern experience. Enjoy the " yes sir, the yes ma'am , and the " yawl, come back" have the ribs, visit Pucketts restaurant.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

was there on a Sun. morning nothing opened but church services and Starbucks etc. Tourist office closed no walking brochures available. pretty buildings but no more so than many other restored commercial towns. Their big plus are the numerous signs telling of the history of that particular building. A very nice time not a destination.

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Northeast US
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We walked from the square all the way down the Main Street and about 3 blocks into the neighborhood. Some beautiful restored homes (many of them dated). Really enjoyed that.

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Deltona, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very friendly town. Nice shops. Great restaurants. Very clean. Great to get in contact with Margi with Franklin on Foot tours to learn more about the area.

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