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Downtown Franklin

Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500
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Gas Light District

Down Town Nashville is a great experience, but if you want an upscale experience without the hustle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Camluna400
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Jamesburg, New Jersey
Franklin, Tennessee

This is a hidden gem of Tennessee! Must add to your bucket list. There is so much history, great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tiffany H
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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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%
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“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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"main street"
in 84 reviews
"small town"
in 76 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 54 reviews
"mellow mushroom"
in 19 reviews
"parking garage"
in 13 reviews
"cute shops"
in 24 reviews
"great shopping"
in 16 reviews
"charming town"
in 16 reviews
"walk around"
in 22 reviews
"a great place to spend"
in 13 reviews
"spice shop"
in 14 reviews
"movie theater"
in 19 reviews
"few hours"
in 29 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 14 reviews
"historical sites"
in 13 reviews
"nashville area"
in 22 reviews
"civil war history"
in 26 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Down Town Nashville is a great experience, but if you want an upscale experience without the hustle and bustle, Down Town Franklin is the place to go. It's on the same level as Princeton NJ. Great restaurants and neat little shops to browse. Walking around...More

Thank Camluna400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem of Tennessee! Must add to your bucket list. There is so much history, great food, great fun!

1  Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite place! You can’t find a better area to walk and shop. Lovely, independent shops, great restaurants and friendly people. What else do you need?

Thank Patti2
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many cute shops and places to get a bite to eat. Don't forget to satisfy your sweet tooth at Kilwin's Candy Shop!

Thank Gma4198
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to stop and shop and eat on a Friday afternoon in what we were told was a cute downtown. It was...i know because i drove around trying to find parking for 25 min amidst traffic and pedestrian crossings. Parking ramps and streets were all...More

Thank 381karat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five years ago, I wrote a glowing review of downtown Franklin and one of its best assets, Bagbey House. My daughter, granddaughters and I would visit Franklin several times a year. The Franklin we fell in love with then is no longer. The quaint downtown...More

1  Thank dt1064
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get a touch of small town life and amazing history at the same time. Didn't realize the significance of the battle of franklin to the civil war, incredible. Civil war buff or not, it is our history and kids can learn a lot, as well...More

Thank atelierpinke
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just some 30 minutes from Downtown Nashville. Cute and perfect for a short stroll on a saturday. Cute houses, a VERY friendly Visitorsscenter !

Thank Lasse B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice main street town filled with plenty of shops and restaurants. Good for families or couples. We ate at Route 55 and shopped at Whites Mercantile.

Thank Sally T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are In Nashville take a day to spend in Franklin! Great Boutiques, food, the homes are beautiful!! We had lunch at 55 South. So good. Also Biscuit Love restaurant did not have a line unlike Nashville location which can wrap around the block!!...More

Thank Mikeobie57
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Andrea S
11 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
20 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
5 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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