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Downtown Franklin feels a bit like stepping back in time or returning to one's small hometown... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kelly D
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Check out any reputable "Best of" publication, and Franklin, TN, is generally in the top choices... read more

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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
Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Downtown Franklin feels a bit like stepping back in time or returning to one's small hometown. Interesting shops line the street along with a number of dining establishments. Whether you want to stroll and browse or find a seat along the street and people watch,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Check out any reputable "Best of" publication, and Franklin, TN, is generally in the top choices. Organizations from Money to WalletHub recognize the quaint character and appeal of this step back in time. Their annual street festivals are many and worth it, and the over-all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We explored the downtown part of Franklin with our younger daughter and she immediately want to eat at the Mellow Mushroom. After this stop we went in most of the shops on at least 3 separate streets. We utilized the free parking garage located in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank TNGuitarguyD2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a lot of nice little shops but they are extremely pricey bring your money if you come to this place

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank LittleMiss99
Reviewed 11 February 2019

It is not Williamsburg’s or Disney World. It is not pretend. It is a community that preserves its past architectural quality but lives a life of continuous interest today. History is appreciated and it certainly has plenty of history to share. It is a gem!

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Bonnie O
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

We were in Cool Springs for a gymnastics competition and we decided to explore Franklin, TN. What an absolute treat. Friendly people, beautiful old Main Street that has been updated with modern shops and restaurants. It is the perfect blend of old and new that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Pleb1ram
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Old charm with a upscale attitude. I witnessed the transformation of a sleepy little southern town to a vibrant little southern town. Plenty of history, mystery, and panache, Franklin is hard to not like. You'll usually catch plenty of smiles, food options, sweet treats, boutiques,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PoochieMars
Reviewed 7 January 2019

There are so many things to do in downtown Franklin. The historic square has lots of photo ops and the shops and restaurants are plentiful. We always love spending time here.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Charming Downtown Franklin is West of I65 and is rich in history. Home to lots of great little sundry shops and boutiques. Also great stores too. There are coffee shops, bakery’s and ice cream parlors on a few corners. You can’t leave hungry. Some really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank starwarsmamma
Reviewed 3 January 2019

My family walked through the streets by day and again by night. By day, we appreciated the architecture, especially the brick walls, the tin ceilings, the quaint signage, and the spacious town square. By night, we admired the lighting, the decor, the music, and some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Yes they are and boy is it a cute town to walk around. We really enjoyed this small historic part of town.
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