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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
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Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown...

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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Stepping back in time...

Had the chance to go there last weekend and enjoyed the architectural design all around. It really felt like stepping back in time with gorgeous buildings all around. This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the chance to go there last weekend and enjoyed the architectural design all around. It really felt like stepping back in time with gorgeous buildings all around. This is definitely well worth visiting a spend a few hours.

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Nashville,TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is a wonderful feeling that you get walking the downtown streets of Franklin, happiness. Everyone you meet has a smile and doesn't seem to be in a hurry.

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Madison, Alabama
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love the downtown Franklin area. So many shops and restaurant options to choose from. So much fun to just stroll the streets and take in the history, architecture, diversity and culture. There's something for everyone. Love Merridee's Breadbasket (a must for each visit to Franklin). Plenty of shops to find things for your home as well.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic downtown Franklin is a great place to shop. Many local clothing and gift shops along with great restaurants.

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Thank Patsfingers
Chicago Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Downtown Franklin is a small town but has alot of shops and eateries in it. It has a fabulous wine bar, which I had never seen before and lots of shops where I found things I never would have in any mainstream stores. Fantastic civil war memorial in one of the town squares. Absolutely loved visiting downtown Franklin...

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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Franklin is always a great place to stop and visit. Nice shops (a little expensive) and great spots for eating. I wish it was a little bigger.

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Spring Hill, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for something to do, main street Franklin is a very cute, walking friendly downtown area with great restaurants and shops, wine bars, the county visitors bureau, and a restored Theater. Park for free in the parking garages and go find some live music or bump into some of the areas more famous citizens. Just be cool... More 

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Thank nkiern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little town to walk, shop and stop to eat The little shops are so nice and friendly So many different stores Every shop we stopped in had such great staff The choses for coffee or a bite to eat are many Went during holiday season and the area is all decorated

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Lemont, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quaint town with a lot of shops, all spread out. We especially enjoyed the many antique shops around and just around the downtown. Home decor and design dominates the choices of shops to find beautiful things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quintessential Southern charm town quaint . The bookstore right inside town was the best ! The owners were delightful. The prices at the shops - well hold on to your wallet it's going to cost a lot shop there. It was worth it. It was beautifully decorated and we had a very nice time at Christmas

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