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“Super shopping” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Downtown Franklin

Downtown Franklin
Ranked #4 of 60 things to do in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ottawa, Ontario
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Super shopping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Lots of quaint shops and cafes. Would have loved more time to shops. Boutiques had great merchandise that was a little different than what you might normally find....easy to spend a few hours on main street.

Visited October 2013
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Quaint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Loved downtown with the shops and restaurants. We ate at 55 South and the food was GREAT. Service was fast and friendly. Don't miss this place.

Visited October 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Steeped in History and Charm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We held our son's wedding at the Little Red House and spent two days in Franklin. The shops have unique if not pricy items that are fun to look at and I purchased a beautiful homemade sweater dress for my granddaughter. I loved walking around and looking at the gorgeous old houses and we even got to eat at a cute sandwich shop. For those who can't live without pizza, there is a Mellow Mushroom. I was aggravated that no one had a restroom and they sent us to the town square where the restrooms were closed. Go there and enjoy a charming downtown and stroll with your loved ones.

Visited October 2013
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very quaint!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in this area for dinner. Very cute, very quaint. Glad to see historic buildings out to use. It was night time so we didn't get to shop. I will advise Fri night is apparently the teen hang out. The tweens had taken over Starbucks.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Wonderful find. This town is adorable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I visited Franklin TN when he was traveling for work and it was our "half way" spot as we live in GA. Hotels.com was running a special on a hotel in the area and we said, why not. I had never heard of Franklin before. We stayed the weekend before Easter in 2009 and fell in love. What a gem of a town. I cannot wait to go back!

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