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Downtown Franklin

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Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+1 615-591-8500
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Located just a straight shot south from downtown Nashville, quaint downtown...

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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We loved the feeling we got when visiting downtown Franklin. Such a quaint town. Very rich in history. Take time to read all the wonderful land marks and information hung on... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the feeling we got when visiting downtown Franklin. Such a quaint town. Very rich in history. Take time to read all the wonderful land marks and information hung on buildings, churches and homes. Great shops and resturants. We will definitely be back!

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cute boutiques and restaurants on every block. Historical sites, brewery's, whiskey distillery not very far and of course music, something for everybody.

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West Memphis, AR
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived in Franklin for about 6 months and the historic downtown has a very nice vibe to it, very unique too. With many good dining places and an old school movie theater that plays random movies and play exhibits. Don't expect to buy anything too cool here though.

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North Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had heard a lot about Franklin, TN and decided to visit. It is like any other downtown area in a small town. There was nothing exceptional and not a lot of variety in the shopping. Most shops were boutique and very expensive. Parking was also an issue. I was rather underwhelmed.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Franklin's downtown area is absolutely charming and picturesque. It offers a variety of shops and fantastic places to eat. I highly recommend coming during one of their town events like the Fourth of July. So much fun!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I vote downtown Franklin as the best downtown in the south. It is absolutely charming with shops selling everything from fashions to antiques to gifts, furniture, home furnishings, specialty food & kitchen stuff, etc., and plenty of outstanding places to eat. This is not a party town (as in, full of bars and clubs) which makes it quite peaceful (albeit... More 

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Thank Jenny S
Franklin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Free parking with many choices to eat and shop. Pizza, steak, seafood, and home cooking - downtown Franklin has it all. This is a great place to purchase unique gifts as well.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Franklin! Great, friendly people, Great shopping, and Great Sites to visit. The downtown area is filled with different shops!

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park your car, pick up a visitors' guide/map & walk Main Street & side streets. Window shop or browse boutiques, gift shops & antiques! If you love a bargain, don't miss Our Community Thrift Shop. It's filled with bargains & a friendly staff. If you have a full day, tour at least one Civil War property.

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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the south...so be prepared to face some small-town, small-minded people who are all about the right skin color. I get the feeling that outsiders and travelers are not welcomed. For us California folk that are used to amazing little neighborhood downtown places, this place is a bit of a let-down. Pales in comparison to so many other places.... More 

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