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It Is Real

It is not Williamsburg’s or Disney World. It is not pretend. It is a community that preserves its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie O
Small town through and through

We were in Cool Springs for a gymnastics competition and we decided to explore Franklin, TN. What... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pleb1ram
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank Pleb1ram
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 8 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
Thank MasterP007
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 4 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
Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to have lunch and do a little shopping. Higher end shops and boutiques with elegant unique items. We liked the town so much we decided to stay the night and visit it again in the morning. We found a great Airbnb...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robin747474
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Love this area. Very interesting shops abound, good restaurants, nice just to stroll, walk the dog, window shop or shop your feet off. Just a nice place to be.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank foreverart
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Great time strolling the streets. Some of my favorites are white mercantile and Puckett’s grocery. The small book store down the block was s nice surprise. Everyone had fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank frozentundratrav2016
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We live here and still never tire of the walk-around in Franklin. Franklin still holds its old town charm. There are ice cream shops and little boutiques, churches, coffee shops where you can sit with your best friend, the Franklin theatre, great restaurants, and you...More

Date of experience: July 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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