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Downtown Franklin

Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500
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Best little town in America!

There is so much to do in this beautiful and historic town! Full of southern charm, great food... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
ChowGirl07
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Franklin, Tennessee
Quaint, friendly, historical, charming.

We have been several times and always make a point to take our out of state guests. Have lunch... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Greg S
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+1 615-591-8500
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

There is so much to do in this beautiful and historic town! Full of southern charm, great food, awesome shopping, and it keeps growing! The annual festivals are fabulous and this is such a family-oriented community, but also full of young single people and retired...More

Thank ChowGirl07
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have been several times and always make a point to take our out of state guests. Have lunch, shop, visit history or just meander. It's definetly worth the time. Absolutely go when they have their street faires! Arts, crafts, people in period costumes -...More

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Franklin was a lot of fun. Great unique shops and food. We will be back to antique shop. Needed more time to find out more to do. Missed out on historical venues. Town was clean and safe.

Thank john h
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A really pretty town with lots of shopping downtown for all tastes. Some of the Civil War era homes have been restored, and Franklin is a really easy town to wander. Plenty of free parking and so much history there.

Thank Brooke W
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Franklin's downtown just couldn't be better. It is filled with fun stores and delicious restaurants. It's age and the many old, preserved buildings are a delight. It's one of my favorite downtowns.

1  Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We visited downtown area of Franklin. It is full of all kinds of shops and great restaurants. It's like it takes you back in time. Love what Franklin has done. Great visit!

2  Thank Melissa72315
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Pretty town with some great shops and amazing house en route. Nice drive for a break from the city. We did mostly window shopping. It was a Sunday and they don't open up till noon so,plan to start with a nice lunch there.

1  Thank 1957Canada
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

A beautiful little downtown Franklin filled with little shops and restaurants. Civil war era buildings and historic landmarks. It is very pretty and friendly. We drove around several times down the main street and also side streets where you will find historic landmark homes. My...More

1  Thank mcollazo288
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Loved walking down Main St, admiring the shops and people watching! It is a great little get out and walk kinda town! Parking is kinda crazy but there is a parking deck centrally located.

1  Thank Pam7209
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Made a trip to Franklin and had lunch. It was super hot the day we visited so we didn't too much exploring because of the heat. Stores were cute. It really reminded me of Niagara-On-The-Lake. Overall the town was cute and we enjoyed our tour...More

1  Thank poppygirl2711
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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
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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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