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Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615-591-8500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint...
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.
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We went during the Main Street festival. The people are very nice, the shops and restaurants are plentiful. Also, there are lots of little streets to walk down and explore. Go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We went during the Main Street festival. The people are very nice, the shops and restaurants are plentiful. Also, there are lots of little streets to walk down and explore. Go to Franklin!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stunning architecture, well appointed and unique shops, numerous dining choices both simple and high end, easy and safe to walk, simply an awesome American town!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The shops were very nice, a little pricy but not bad. The shopkeepers were overall friendly. A little disappointed in the number of shops, tho. Too bad there weren't more. Loved the toy store and little plant shop.

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Jackson, Tennessee, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I have been looking for certain spices for a few years now and since our last trip to Franklin, there is a Spice Store with every spice made. I was able to get some of the spices that I wanted and will order more on their web site.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The award winning Main Street is fabulous for shopping and dining! There are local boutiques with unique items that you will not want to miss. The restaurants are wonderful as well!

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We absolutely love downtown Franklin. Love all the locally owned shops. The Franklin Theater is full of nostalgia. Love all of the historic buildings, the church at 5 points is gorgeous, just be careful at that intersection and make sure you do not go the wrong way. Lots of wonderful restaurants. Easy parking in the garage on 4th street, near... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Every time we visit Nashville we always take the time to duck out to Franklin for some country charm. Strolling downtown and sampling the delicious food and great souvenirs is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. Don't forget to pop into Starbuck- not a fan of the coffee myself but you can often spot a country music star... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Who doesn't like DT Franklin. Easy to get around, wide variety of stores and great restaurants, coffee shops, a town square (circle) with a monument to the Confederate Soldiers (quite interesting to a guy who spent most of his life living in the North). Great place to spend the day!

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Spring Hill, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a quaint, old fashioned downtown. Beautiful old buildings and lots of one of a kind shops. No chains, really, just trendy restaurants and shops. The only downside is that a lot of the shops are geared toward those with deep pockets. But since that's the kind of people you most often see on the streets, maybe that's their... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have visited downtown Franklin numerous times over the past several years and really love it. Many restaurants (of all descriptions), great little shops, and friendly folks--what's not to like. If you're the type of person who enjoys spending hours in large shopping malls or big box stores, then this definitely isn't for you. This is what... More 

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