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Downtown Franklin

Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500
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Arts Scene Tour/Saturday meal

I like doing the Arts Scene tour on the first Friday of the month, but it is not as great as it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Huntsville, Al.
via mobile
Historic and fun to shop

Lots of history in this small town. Also, great dining and shopping. We had a little trouble... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main street” (68 reviews)
“small town” (59 reviews)
“great shops” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like doing the Arts Scene tour on the first Friday of the month, but it is not as great as it used to be. There were only a limited number of galleries open and a limited number of places offering free food and wine....More

Thank GingerGin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history in this small town. Also, great dining and shopping. We had a little trouble finding a parking spot but once that was taken care of everything was within easy walking distance.

Thank TPS87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't miss taking a few hours in downtown Franklin. Stop in at Gray's on Main during lunch. You'll be greeted by the owner, Joni. She's amazing. If you can go in an "off" time, you'll get the real experience of Franklin. GREAT town. I

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Resturants are nice but can be crowded at dinner hours. Includes resturants and bars + shops. NOT like downtown Nashville which is a good thing.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful off the trail visit. Start at the visitors center. There are many shops and restaurants to visit in downtown but there are many other attractions nearby that the visitors center can help with. Saturday is the best day to visit. If you can...catch...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to enjoy lunch or dinner after viewing the Carter House, Lotz House and Carnton Plantation. We ran short of time but would have enjoyed walking around this pretty town.

Thank Ann093013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old fashioned downtown with great shops, wonderful restaurants and a very pretty renovated movie theatre.

Thank Cindy Cumback B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great time in downtown Franklin! People are so nice and the environment is great. Enjoy the shopping and the foo.

Thank zubux
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mellow Mushroom and Franklin Theater and Sixty-Four playing Beatles on the plaza in the summer...and The Spice Shop! And Frothy Monkey for coffee and cuuuuuuute little boutiques... just gotta love it!

Thank Mari420
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The town was very rustic with a lot of shops with great values. Also the people were very friendly and accommodating.

Thank EdDillinger
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Nearby Attractions
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.49 miles away
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Carter House
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.57 miles away
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Rozanne N
Is there Sunday shopping?
May 21, 2017|
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Response from cccaptain | Reviewed this property |
No. Not much Sunday shopping. It is mostly about the restaurants on Sundays.
Are the shops open on Saturday nights
September 10, 2016|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the shop owners hours.
How do you in expensively get to Franklin from Downtown Nashville?
December 5, 2015|
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Response from Lynne D | Reviewed this property |
Car but there maybe a local n us route. We went by cae. It was q short drive and very easy. We adored downtown Franklin.