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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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Beautiful place love it here I grow up in Franklin TN but I live in Nashville now but I work in Franklin but hoping to move back soon my hole family lives there

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place love it here I grow up in Franklin TN but I live in Nashville now but I work in Franklin but hoping to move back soon my hole family lives there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went the week before Christmas and everything was decorated. Cute boutiques lots of places to eat. Very relaxing stole

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Franklin has been honored by many travel media as one of the finest small towns in America. It is certainly well deserved recognition. The town square is historic and beautiful, and the surrounding blocks have it all for any visitor. Great food, great shopping (including a number of great antique stores), entertainment, and if you time your visit with one... More 

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Marion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Downtown Franklin has a lovely small town feel. Main Street shopping was very nice. Lots of stores appeared to be locally owned. I was able to find things that I did not see anywhere else.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The downtown is delightful from the roundabout to the restored Franklin theater. Lots of interesting shops and places to eat - don't miss it if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Franklin gives you that "going to town" feeling I had growing up in the 50's......always active...busy with car and foot traffic...people talking on the street ...lots of shops and things to see not to mention a good variety of restaurants. It has maintained it's architectural character and charm by holding on to past .

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Nolensville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Charming, easy to navigate, ample free parking and inviting... This is downtown Franklin. With a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year, there is something for everyone, all ages included. Music, food, unique shops and more you will find here.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Came down here for lunch and walk around a bit. It was a Saturday and really crowded. Had to hunt for a parking spots. Lots of little shops with a nice variety of things. Some crafts locally made. Picked up a couple things while we were here. Had lunch at the Greek place. It was not very good. Most the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Perhaps my wife and I didn't make the most of Franklin, but we took an Uber from Nashville, to check out, for a few hours, this much hyped town. While my wife certainly enjoyed some of the clothing boutiques (men beware: I could hardly find any stores that carried men's clothing), we were both very underwhelmed by the downtown. We... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Very commercial, overpriced, been there done that in a hundred different cities. Same stuff you'd see in any boutique. We went expecting antiques - not a store to be found. Underwhelming to say the least. Bypass and keep heading to Nashville...much more interesting!

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