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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

Enjoyed walking round checking all the shops. Especially the antique shops. Nice places to eat. Very clean. Felt safe there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed walking round checking all the shops. Especially the antique shops. Nice places to eat. Very clean. Felt safe there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This lovely Tennessee town is full of unique and amazing shops and lots of restaurants that are definitely out of the ordinary. Franklin is well worth the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Spent Saturday and all day Sunday in Franklin. Downtown really had nothing to offer except for the very nice Monument Circle that has been vastly improved with the cannons on the square. Only the ice cream shop was open in the evening besides a couple of bars but people in town were desperate for something to do so wandered around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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 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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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

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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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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