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Franklin

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(4.3/5 based on 7,000+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: museums, historic sites, nightlife
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources. Take a trip to see the Victorian architecture and a 16-block area noted on the National Register of Historic Places. The city of 70,000 gives the feeling of a close-knit community from simpler times. Two-story, red-brick buildings line the streets; these host shops and cafes full of local character. A Civil War Monument depicting a lone Confederate soldier watches over the city square. Plan your tour of Franklin and United States travel itinerary using our United States travel itinerary planner.
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With its brick buildings and small-town charm, the downtown area remains Franklin's biggest draw, but accommodation options here are limited to just a couple inns and bed and breakfasts. You will, however, find many national-chain hotels in the commercial district around where Murfreesboro Road meets Interstate 65. As an alternative, consider staying on a working farm just outside the town center for a more rustic experience.
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