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Must visit!

Great atmosphere and great downtown feeling. Love the stores. Can’t wait to go back and check it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dchassell
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Madison, Alabama
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Pretty downtown!

Small but so pretty to walk through. Many restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream, chocolate shops... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
learsisrael
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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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Columbia Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and great downtown feeling. Love the stores. Can’t wait to go back and check it out around Christmas time!

Thank dchassell
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small but so pretty to walk through. Many restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream, chocolate shops, specialty stores and so much more.

Thank learsisrael
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really loved this area. There is a city circle surrounded by restaurants, boutiques and shops. There is even a music venue.

Thank William B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really a great assortment of restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops, stores, historic homes etc etc. Quaint, charming and wonderful in every way.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Americans will call it a city, but the Brits would call it a town. A lovely quaint small place it is indeed with some great shops and restaurants/cafes. Really everything to do with shopping is along one street with a few small shops off side...More

Thank ywurry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no expectations of the town, but we were really surprised. The town is super cute. Lots of fun shops, ice cream places and restaurants. Nice to walk around in the evening.

Thank marthaemi
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Franklin area should always include spending time exploring downtown. You should do so both at night and during the day. Many of the old antique stores have disappeared, but it appears more retail and mixed-use are popping up. A beautiful area...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Franklin has a variety of options for everyone. There are many restaurants, shops, antiques, historic walks. If you are into history Franklin is steeped in it yet has enough new to keep you coming back.

Thank glassymom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franklin is everyone’s favorite day trip. If you’re lucky, you might even get to live in this charming town. Young families, multi-generation families, retiree families; they’re all here. It’s the perfect blend of transplants and locals, all of whom like to testify to how much...More

Thank gabil20182018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is nice to walk around and take in a fairly safe day of walking or strolling around lots of shops and restaurants people are friendly. The bad I think the people around this area need a little more driver training or awareness of...More

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Joan S
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I can't be sure. When I lived in Brentwood before Memorial Day was a big shopping day and everything was open. I really can't imagine the stores not being open for the most part at least in downtown Franklin. They depend on... More
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