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“Plenty to do”
Review of Downtown Franklin

Downtown Franklin
Ranked #5 of 64 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Plenty to do”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and historical sites within easy walking distance. There is something for everyone shopping wise. And if not there is a mall about 5 minutes away.

Visited August 2014
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Orange, California
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“Don't miss this quaint downtown!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visit family in Franklin twice a year and always spend an afternoon walking around Downtown Franklin. It's about two blocks long and there's plenty to see on both sides of the street. There are lots of little shops and we always make a stop at the Toy Shop to let the grandkids pick out a special toy. Restaurants, candy shops, Starbuck's, antique shops, something for everyone. A nice place to pick up a unique gift for friends back home. In winter the shops are decorated for Christmas.

We always try to take a picture of the family with the Civil War Monument at the north (?) end of town,

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were here for the Bluegrass festival.., IT was great. Lots of music, food, dance... Streets were blocked off for the festive, craft booths, food and drink booths. Great time.

Visited July 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Something for everyone”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you can't find what you want to eat or drink, it was probably right next door to where you were standing. The local business owners are most helpful and their merchandise is fairly priced. Great place for home accessories.

Visited July 2014
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“Enough shops to keep you busy for a day”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We took a little side trip to Franklin on a Sunday. Many of the shops are not open on Sunday but we still had a good time. The streets are easy to walk. Shops are on both sides of the street for about two blocks. I would go back again but not on a Sunday. You could spend more time than we did which was about four hours if you didn't go on a Sunday. They also had a number of good restaurants three of which were very crowded. We ate in an Irish pub/restaurant food was excellent.

Visited July 2014
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