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Downtown Franklin

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Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone Number: +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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If you enjoy walking through historic districts, I highly suggest Franklin. It's beautiful with a variety of shops and restaurants. Southern hospitality is abundant!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edgewood, New Mexico

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Edgewood, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy walking through historic districts, I highly suggest Franklin. It's beautiful with a variety of shops and restaurants. Southern hospitality is abundant!

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The downtown was decorated with christmas lights, it had a nice plaza and old movie theater. Very nice place, recommend to go and see.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

took a chance on Franklin what a great small city 20 mins from Nashville. Excellent shops, antiques & cafes. Loved it lots of historic sites as well. A very pretty city & friendly folks. Every shop was incredibly tidy & full of whimsical treasures. Will be back

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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The title says it all. This is where Franklin started. There are a variety of historical monuments among a touristy downtown promenade with nice boutique stores. Nice place to take a peaceful stroll and to look around. I would come back here again. There is even some electrical vehicle charging ports in the parking lot.

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Macomb, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown Franklin had the small town feel with Uptown shops. There is quite the assortment of little clothes and novelty shops lining the streets of downtown Franklin. Most of these shops are quite pricey for the average shopper, but not all are over priced. Still, it's definitely fun to window shop here if you don't have a ton of extra... More 

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Gilson, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 3 adults did some local shopping in the Franklin downtown and had a wonderful time mainly just browsing. It was a very busy day but still enjoyable. There were some terrific little one-of-a-kind shops and also a few well-known shops as well. There is something for everyone, including if you are not a shopper, there is alot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone should go check out downtown Franklin very cute shops downtown and everyone was super nice and helpful 😃

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stewards of the city do an incredible job of keeping the character of this town while at the same time making it fresh for all new generations. It's a struggle constantly to find the balance between historical and contemporary and you won't find a better example of it than in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. There are events happening it seems... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here a lot. It's a nice little downtown. It's great for people who love shopping at more high end retailers, and there is a good selection of restaurants.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going downtown Franklin TN!! Not only is the shopping good and the food incredible! There is always something going on street festivals art shows !! Not to mention, music!!! Just park and walk each side of the street!

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