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Downtown Franklin

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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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Downtown Franklin Quaint and Interesting

Fun place to walk and explore. Great places to eat. Neat, quaint area. Boutiques and shopping, coffee shops, Ivey Cake. Fun stuff going on, live music in several places.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Fun place to walk and explore. Great places to eat. Neat, quaint area. Boutiques and shopping, coffee shops, Ivey Cake. Fun stuff going on, live music in several places.

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Chino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Franklin to just see what everyone were talking about and let me tell you it is a beautiful little town. There is a lot of history here. If you want a good place to eat at go to the Pucketts place to eat. Their food is great, especially the Fish and Chips. So while you visit Nashville... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Maybe we expected something like Pigeon Falls with t-shirt shops galore. We were very pleasantly surprised by the number of unique retail shops and the quality of the merchandise. Franklin is a pretty posh community! At some locations you might assume that you were in a pricey Paris shop, except for the charming southern accents of the staff. If you... More 

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Fairbury, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We enjoyed two walks through downtown this weekend. One after dinner when most shops were closed and another during the day with some shopping. The stores offer a wide variety of things to look at. Most stores are very welcoming of children.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

wr love downtown Franklin. Eat at locally owned restaurants, drink, catch a show- or just stroll around historic downtown.

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Fayetteville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Franklin is a fun place to visit and walk around the downtown area. They have some nice stores and fun places to eat(wish they had more because sometimes hard to get in any of their restaurants). Finding a parking place can also be a problem. Some of the older homes in the downtown area are beautiful. Franklin does a good... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food! Eat at Merridee's for lunch. You won't be disappointed. Fresh breads and pies made every day. The pimento cheese sandwich rocks. The shopping is amazing. My favorite store is Philanthropy. They also have an Anthropologie. Every store is just wonderful. This is one of my favorite southern towns. Very historical.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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462 reviews 462 reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want to see how a small historic town should and can look, come see our great town of Franklin, Tennessee. The downtown area is a must see!

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72 reviews 72 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love downtown Franklin. I think there are great restaurants (I think 55 South is our new favorite!), great shops, and most of all, I like the parking. I have had no trouble parking, and best of all, it's free!

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Murphy, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Beautiful town with upscale, trendy shops. Make sure to walk around and see the unique shops and friendly folks.

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