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Downtown Franklin

Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: 615-591-8500
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
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 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful town. Really enjoyed the Dickens of a Christmas Festival this past weekend. We plan on making it an annual event!

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Hudson, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, quaint town. Had a great time visiting the shops and eating at the Frothy Monkey. Great place to take the kids.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Franklin has become a vibrant, charming town with many specialty boutiques and 4 star restaurants, most locally owned and operated. Although it's basically a four block town (think a trendy, upscale Mayberry), you could easily spend a day browsing. I'm surprised there are few stores listed on tripadvisor to review so I'll mention my favorites. Rock, Paper, Scissors: Stationary (remember... More 

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Seminary, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Always vibrant with activity.n there are many different shops and restaurants to add to you downtown Franklin experience. Always a ggod choice if you havw some extra time! Charming downtown that is full of life. find one of the no cost parking garages!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lots of great restaurants and shops, but be careful where you eat. We dined at Puckett's Historic Downtown (as opposed to Puckett's Boathouse), and my wife became very sick shortly after eating there. No question it was the food, although without a sample from their kitchen, we can't "prove" it. I tried to contact the management, but they refuse to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We walked around town in the evening after dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A lot of benches and outdoor seating.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this is the best little town. there is much to do for everyone in the family. plenty of shopping antiques to clothing to things for your home. we have the best restuarants around. we have a quaint theatre for movies and the best of music performers. we love living here and you will love visiting.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love Downtown Franklin. I visit at least every other month. The shops are unique and the restaurants are all good. The only negative is the parking. We were there over Thanksgiving weekend and rode the trolley to the downtown area. Great idea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Franklin is loaded with unique restaurants and shops. Great places to have an early cocktail and watch some college football. Free parking friendly people.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Village square in historic downtown venue. Talented musicians, pubs, art and antiques galore. Holidays are absolutely beautiful and packed with events for the family.

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