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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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Quaint, great shops/restaurants

Welcome center is very helpful in helping you plan out your trip. Clean, great shops, friendly people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
shirleytwirley1
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Welcome center is very helpful in helping you plan out your trip. Clean, great shops, friendly people.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we came to franklin to take a tour (tour by locals) it was worth it and we came back the following day to see things we missed the first time. it is about 1/2 hour from Nashville. well worth the trip.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are quaint shops with real personnel service. All are unique stores. Just walking down Main Street, takes you back in time. Every store is unique.

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uufrisbee7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The downtown district had many upscale shops, trendy restaurants, and interesting things to see. I would definitely recommend spending some time wandering around and checking out all there is to offer.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely little town with plenty of shops. It may be one street but there is everything you could want from expensive boutiques to interesting food offerings. My sisters and I enjoyed our time finding treasures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for us to take visiting family for a late lunch or early dinner. We find it fun to walk through the stores to find nic-nacs, have some ice creame then finish off for Dinner. Franklin could easily be a 5 star if the city would do a bit more. You are surrounded by history, but if you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking downtown around 9:00 on a Saturday morning. All of the shops were closed besides coffee and food places. Very clean, quiet, quaint, and historic.

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Scottsboro, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed all the shops at Downton Franklin. There were many interesting shops and eating places there. They also have a free parking garage.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Based on reviews, we decided to do a short side trip to visit downtown Franklin, TN. Other than the courthouse, & a large Methodist Church, I'm not sure what there is to see or do. The old jail building is a unique stop. Shopping was limited, there were a couple of small restaurants & a barber shop. A number of... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have lived here ALL of my life ! It has MANY changes some for the good some for the BAD ! Too many people here now, where you can't walk down the street & feel safe & that you DON'T know the people you meet !!

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