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Downtown Franklin

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Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+1 615-591-8500
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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Great little town

We drove through here after Nashville while heading south and were so happy we stopped. Nice low key town with lots of restaurants and shops. Great place to hang out on a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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rochester, NY

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rochester, NY
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove through here after Nashville while heading south and were so happy we stopped. Nice low key town with lots of restaurants and shops. Great place to hang out on a beautiful day.

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Oakland, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Franklin, TN is a very desirable location in TN. Beautiful town. Downtown Franklin is full of shops and restaurants that are so much fun. If you are ever near Nashville-- GO to downtown Franklin.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

GREAT TIME JUST STROLLING THROUGH ALL THE SHOPS, Lots of fur babies out walking with their Loved ones. So laid back place.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you haven't visited downtown Franklin, you are missing out. Very fun place! Antique shopping, dress shops, coffee, candy, restaurants and night light. Oh, and an old fashioned movie theater/music venue!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything you want in a small town square is exactly what Franklin is! The shops are all trendy and homey, the food is great, and everyone is as friendly as can be!

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Mahomet, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were touring and wanted to see what was in downtown Franklin. They have the cutest shops full of fun stuff. We stopped at the Spice shop and got some neat spices. You can get them in bulk. They have really unique shops with clothing and furniture. Most of the stores were a bit on the trendy... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family lives about 1 hour from Franklin and took a day trip in early October to visit the area! We LOVED it... the location is just south of Nashville, easy to access and yet so quaint. We spent several hours in Downtown Franklin, shopped numerous little shops and just enjoyed the ambience and tranquility of this picturesque town. Beautiful... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this town! It has something for everyone. So quaint and beautiful. Can't wait to return! The Iron Gate, Frothy Monkey and Merridee's Bakery aren't to be missed!

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brentwood can be a bit snotty. My stay in Franklin was not like that. The people are down to earth. It's great window shopping and some fun restaurants. A friendly town.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Franklin is an annual tradition at Christmas time for our family. It's a wonderful to walk around, with amazing restaurants. There are also several museums and sites for the history lover in your group.

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