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“My favorite downtown in America”
Review of Downtown Franklin

Downtown Franklin
Ranked #5 of 42 things to do in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The art crawl is the best. Stop by the Parks Real Estate office next to the theater and they are great host for the town. Every time we visit from Alabama we love the walking downtown here (great restaurants also)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jasonmcbride6108
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"main street"
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"small town"
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"shops and restaurants"
in 59 reviews
"mellow mushroom"
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"parking garage"
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"unique shops"
in 34 reviews
"charming town"
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"great shopping"
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"spice shop"
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"walk around"
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"a great place to spend"
in 14 reviews
"movie theater"
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"few hours"
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"southern charm"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"historical sites"
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Downtown Franklin is very quaint and beautiful! The local shops were awesome with unique gifts! This is a must do while in Franklin!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angela R
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

The downtown area is a great place to walk around to shops and restaurants. They were having a holiday stroll and some of the shops were open later. It is easy to walk around and they also have a parking garage that is free. Everyone was nice and friendly. We will definitely go back in the future. We didn't get to explore some of the historical sites and I would love to do that.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 681sonyas
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We enjoyed the shops along the streets of Franklin, TN. The local spice shop was humming and the sales people were very helpful. The antique mall was filled with beautiful items and already gearing up for the Christmas season. The local coffee shop was a great place for a rest stop and the restaurants were delightful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Calvin8
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Victorian houses dating back to early to mid 1800's, with many antique stores, boutiques and restaurants. Quaint is how I would best describe this town. People were very friendly and amazingly helpful! We sold around the town and most of homes have dated plaques on their exterior so you know that age of the home. Beautiful gardens in most homes with a lot of civil we history. Definitely as must see town!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ronald K
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