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Downtown Franklin

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Address: Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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+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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Very nice traditional street

Lots of shops and restaurants- and lots of locals and visitors make it a lively place. Worth walking around - before or after eating lunch. Parking on street but there is a big... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville, TN
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of shops and restaurants- and lots of locals and visitors make it a lively place. Worth walking around - before or after eating lunch. Parking on street but there is a big garage on 5th street.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery well kept city great save place for runners/walkers. Tons of eateries ... a foodie dream

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Franklin is unique...quaint, historic, cultural and full of personality. Warm greetings and plenty to eat in this hometown community. Never know who you will see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited downtown Franklin with my family that lives nearby. Super cute area with stores and restaurants and a movie theatre. Pleasant to walk around and pop into stores. Dog friendly area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local restaurants and boutiques in a great setting. Super welcoming without the pretentious feel you get from some similar high end "Small Towns". A great place to get off the Nashville strip and just relax.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super fun stores. From furniture to clothes to adorable boutiques. You can find any gift or souvenir that you need.

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Thompson s Station, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Franklin's downtown should be a model to all other down towns. It is beautiful. From the banners, to the flowers, to the old-fashioned storefronts it is a Norman Rockwell like downtown full of friendly people, interesting stores to browse, a variety of restaurants, a theater with movies and live productions, and historical sites. Come for a festival or an art... More 

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Chattanooga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old Theater is a treat, pizza adult drinks, something different. Scottish pub, Pizza place at the end of the street. Wine House. Watch for the festivals, they close the street down and let the fun begin.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Franklin my whole life and have always enjoyed going Downtown. The restaurants and shopping is great and this part of the city is always kept clean. When talking to people traveling from out of town they all agree and are glad they came to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly one of the best smaller towns in America. Quintessentially southern charm and a true piece of Americana. Must see.

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