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Downtown Franklin

Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500
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Cute Downtown

Fun restaurants and shops. Great to get away from busy Nashville and enjoy a stroll in the historic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jpbiwer
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Greenville, Wisconsin
Fun for everyone!

Cute little town to walk around and shop. Many different restaurants to choose from and most have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ilovebay
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Willoughby, Ohio
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“main street” (84 reviews)
“small town” (76 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+1 615-591-8500

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun restaurants and shops. Great to get away from busy Nashville and enjoy a stroll in the historic downtown.

Thank jpbiwer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little town to walk around and shop. Many different restaurants to choose from and most have some form of entertainment. Several restaurants have outdoor seating, as well. Close to Nashville and nice hotels. Love to visit Franklin.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown Franklin is historic, and chic! There are lots of really nice local boutique shops with diverse offerings from an array of exotic houseplants, to lovely clothing and cool outdoor gear! We love seeing a vibrant downtown that has remained true to its roots, that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, just stroll down Main Street and visit the shops and restaurants. The theater is great with great shows and great staff. We were there for the Elvis Festival and it was fantastic Just a few doors down is...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historical location, friendly shop owners, quirky shops, great eateries, easy walking, free parking, live music, adult libations. A really nice change from the hustle of the metro area. Well worth the short drive from the city!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quaint neighborhoods are gorgeous and fun to drive through and admire all of the detail and beautiful homes. They are close to Nashville but doesn’t have the traffic and the busy crowds - selection of restaurants are plentiful and plenty shopping opportunities!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Franklin is proof that the interstate can pass you by and you can still make your downtown beautiful and vibrant! It’s obvious they have building codes that protect and preserve the original buildings as well as conform new buildings to strict designs. A win-win! A...More

Thank lveach19
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We love small towns and exploring them. And even though it was a bit rainy when we were there, it's really an adorable place and we'd love to visit again. Lots of cute shops, restaurants, and just the walk itself is fun. Love the architecture.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Downtown Franklin is a charming little town south of Nashville. It has that small town feel with all the conveniences, shops, and restaurants of a bigger city. It also has a lot of history. One place that is great to check out is the St....More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Downtown Franklin is a great walk when the weather is nice. There are great shops and restaurants. Lots of historical churches, buildings and beautiful homes.

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Andrea S
10 December 2017|
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Response from Stassimark | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. We did not see any in Franklin but if you trip on over to Nashville, Main St, very safe, friendly and lots of places to eat.
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JUne D
19 October 2017|
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Response from Nashville_brent_65 | Reviewed this property |
Not always but if they have a band playing and you want to make sure you see the band, it will help. The band normally doesn't play until 8pm so if you're eating before 7pm, you'll probably be able to walk right in.
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Theresa D
4 September 2017|
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Response from lookingaheadagain | Reviewed this property |
When I was there last we stayed at: 4207 Franklin Commons Ct, Franklin, TN 37064 It was clean and just a quick hop from main.
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