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Downtown Franklin

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Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+1 615-591-8500
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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Love...LoVE...LOVE Franklin, TN!!

Our family lives about 1 hour from Franklin and took a day trip in early October to visit the area! We LOVED it... the location is just south of Nashville, easy to access and yet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Madison, Alabama

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family lives about 1 hour from Franklin and took a day trip in early October to visit the area! We LOVED it... the location is just south of Nashville, easy to access and yet so quaint. We spent several hours in Downtown Franklin, shopped numerous little shops and just enjoyed the ambience and tranquility of this picturesque town. Beautiful... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this town! It has something for everyone. So quaint and beautiful. Can't wait to return! The Iron Gate, Frothy Monkey and Merridee's Bakery aren't to be missed!

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brentwood can be a bit snotty. My stay in Franklin was not like that. The people are down to earth. It's great window shopping and some fun restaurants. A friendly town.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Downtown Franklin is an annual tradition at Christmas time for our family. It's a wonderful to walk around, with amazing restaurants. There are also several museums and sites for the history lover in your group.

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Eugene
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a cute little USA town to wander around in. Lots of friendly shops, restaurants, churches and a theater. Something to attract everyone's attention. The shops close early as expected. There is one church though that the doors are always open.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time walking in downtown Franklin. Many great stores and restaurants, including coffee shops; parking was great; very iconic, historical downtown.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found a parking spot and strolled along for an hour or so looking in shops and people watching. Downtown Franklin is very quaint and beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people are so friendly! Everything was decorated for the holidays. Love shopping in little stores. They had Christmas music playing and it was like being in a different time! So charming and quaint. The parking?!??! Just park in the garage and save yourself time and the hassle. My girls liked Kilwins and the little shops!

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful afternoon to walk up and down Main Street. The girls really enjoyed the unique shops. Several restaurants had over an hour wait so we didn't eat there.

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a few shops and restaurants that are very welcoming and the scenes will take you back to the old South. The people we met were very nice courteous. Such a wonderful place to visit.

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