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“A Dickens of a Christmas”
Review of Franklin

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Perdido Key, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
41 helpful votes
“A Dickens of a Christmas”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Really, REALLY great time! When we saw this was going on during our trip to Nashville, we immediately altered our plans. This did not disappoint. Sure it was a dreary, drizzly, chilly day - but this did not discourage the hundred + actors. We were able to see Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and the gang. What a great, great, great time! Such a fantastic way to spend a Saturday. We WILL be back!

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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
“Great city”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Franklin is a great place to shop and a beautiful city.

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Nashville
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
109 helpful votes
“qaint but sophisticated Main St USA”
Reviewed June 30, 2011

I moved to Franklin, TN 11 years ago from Vancouver, Canada. You would think that nothing could compare to Vancouver....however, Franklin, TN has indeed stolen my heart. Typically Main Street USA's are "country". Downtown Franklin has that gorgeous old time Main St feel, yet filled with sophistication and has an urban edge. You will find a Starbucks (of course), a great store called The Iron Gate, a great jewelery store, Waltons, very urban restaurant, The Red Pony with an upscale Mexican across the street called Sol. Behind Sol is one of my absolute favorite places to hang, Puckett's Grocery (a restaurant). Do not miss a visit to downtown Franklin without visiting Puckett's! Their salads cannot be beat or try their Redneck Borito! On 2nd avenue south, you will find many fantastic antique shops to explore ending with PD's in an old rail road building. Great finds can be had at this stores! Along the way, there is an art gallery, Gallery 202, again very urban with some amazing pieces. The oldtime Franklin Theatre just reopened after much restoration as well. Good for at least a picture or two. You will need at least one full day to explore downtown Franklin. Enjoy this piece of history and paradise.

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Pensacola
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderful, old Southern town.”
Reviewed June 26, 2011

An old southern town worth adding to your destination if you are near Nashville, TN. Downtown has been revived, lots of antique stores, small cafes, arts and quality crafts - and a fantastic fabric store!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote
“A Charming Southern Town”
Reviewed March 6, 2011

Franklin is a quaint town about 20 minutes North of Nashville. The site of a bloody Civil War battle, history is ever-present. Walking through the downtown area, it feels as though you have taken a trip back in time. Main Street is lined with beautiful buildings dating back to the 1800s. Many were once beautiful Southern homes that have been renovated. You will find everything from antique shops to ice cream parlors to family-owned bakeries in downtown Franklin. I would recommend stopping in at Merridee’s Breadbasket, a homey sandwich shop. The baked goods are delicious and, if you are lucky, you may even see one of the many county music star regulars. Not far from the downtown are the Carter House and Carnton Plantation. The Carter House was the headquarters for the Union Army during the Battle of Franklin and the Carnton Plantation was used as a Confederate hospital. Both have been restored and offer a fascinating glimpse into the past and the monumental event that shaped Franklin. Franklin epitomizes a small Southern town; complete with Southern charm and an ever-present history. Today, it is the perfect place for trendy shopping and good eating. If you are in the area, I recommend spending a day visiting this charming town.

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