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Downtown Franklin

Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500
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Beautiful downtown area

We went at night to see the square lit up before supper but you can tell the downtown area has a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barb B
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Christmas is a small town

Franklin is a step back in town. The shops have become more upscale in recent years but the feel... read more

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Seminole, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“main street” (79 reviews)
“small town” (70 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-591-8500

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went at night to see the square lit up before supper but you can tell the downtown area has a lot of charm and interesting shops. We got coffee at the Frothy Monkey which was great. Look forward to coming back to visit.

Thank Barb B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Franklin is a step back in town. The shops have become more upscale in recent years but the feel of the town remains the same. The feel of the town is like a Norman Rockwell painting. A Dickens if a Christmas is like walking if...More

Thank 4lockwood
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice area for walking around and shopping. Many boutique like stores. Many restaurants and coffee shops. If you are in nashville and have extra time downtown Franklin worth a visit.

Thank Ashraf H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a cold Saturday afternoon. Shopping inside the quaint Main Street stores was a pleasure - not just for the warmth of the shops, but the warm kindness of the owners and their associates. While stepping into the decorated shops was encouraged by the...More

Thank Ben D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was awesome seeing the people dressed in serial era clothing. It was just sooo cold the wkd we went. A lot of vendors and great food.

Thank MKLoving
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful town that was decorated for Christmas. we found every type of food we could imagine and both inexpensive and high end places to visit

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful experience. Just a 25 min south of Nashville, the quaintest town! Great shopping, great food and amazing atmosphere! White’s Mercantile was my favourite store I loved everything about it ❤️ you can spend hours wandering and exploring

Thank TheBarnandBunkie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Franklin's downtown is full of quaint and beautifully decorated shops and restaurants. A nice place for an evening stroll and window shopping.

Thank sandyg500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the side trip from Nashville. Interesting architecture. Very clean & inviting. All shops very friendly.

Thank MittenGrrl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I had the day to do whatever we chose to do, so we parked and just strolled around the very nice downtown area. Much, of course, was closed but we strolled and just enjoyed the town. Happily the Starbucks was open so we...More

Thank Tupelo010835
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Andrea S
11 December 2017|
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Response from Coff33 | Reviewed this property |
Puckett’s. No contest.
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.
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.