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Wayah Bald Lookout Tower
Wayah Bald Lookout Tower
Attraction type: Lookouts
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Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine
Mason's Ruby & Sapphire Mine
Owner description: Mason's Sapphire Mine is an all-natural, dig your own sapphire mine that has been in operation since 1942 in Franklin NC. We also offer enriched buckets so everyone can find... more Owner description: Mason's Sapphire Mine is an all-natural, dig your own sapphire mine that has been in operation since 1942 in Franklin NC. We also offer enriched buckets so everyone can find something to love! Masons mine is a safe, fun, and unique experience to add to your family trip! less
Attraction type: Mines
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Rose Creek Mine
Rose Creek Mine
Attraction type: Mines
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Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum
Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum
Owner description: Housed in the Historic 1850 Macon County Jail, the museum has approximately 6000 items on display in 8 separate rooms on two floors. The displays cover the history of mining in... more Owner description: Housed in the Historic 1850 Macon County Jail, the museum has approximately 6000 items on display in 8 separate rooms on two floors. The displays cover the history of mining in Western North Carolina, fossils, Indian artifacts, fluorescent minerals and gems and specimens from all 50 States of the USA and various countries of the world. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine
Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine
Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine is Macon County's ONLY 100% Unsalted Mine, located in the heart of the Beautiful Cowee Valley of North Carolina's Smoky Mountains.
Attraction type: Mines
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Caffe Rel
Caffe Rel
Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: Italian, French, American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mi Casa mexican restaurant
Mi Casa mexican restaurant
Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Franklin
Price: $1 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Root + Barrel Kitchen
Root + Barrel Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Franklin
Price: $8 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Gazebo Creekside Cafe
Gazebo Creekside Cafe
Ranked #4 of 90 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ms Lois' Restaurant
Ms Lois' Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Franklin
Cuisines: American, Diner
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Colonial Inn
2.0 of 5
Colonial Inn
$59 - $108
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Franklin
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Rose Creek Campground & Cabins
Rose Creek Campground & Cabins
$18 - $99

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Old Edwards Inn and Spa
4.0 of 5
Old Edwards Inn and Spa
$110 - $788
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Highlands
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Franklin
3.0 of 5
Hampton Inn Franklin
$99 - $186
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Franklin
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Carolina Motel
2.5 of 5
Carolina Motel
$82 - $150
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Franklin
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Comfort Inn
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn
$105 - $190
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Franklin
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