5 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Franklin, Tennessee

Have you visited Franklin, Tennessee? From delicious dishes to historic beauty, you’ll be smitten with all this idyllic town has to offer. There are plenty of reasons to make a trip to “America’s Best Southern Town,” but here a few secrets that will definitely get you moving!

It’s Actually Quite the Hot Spot


We bet you didn’t know that dear old Franklin, Tennessee, was named one of the top cities to visit in 2018 by TripAdvisor. With a charming downtown and plenty of shops and restaurants, there is no doubt in our minds this place is a must-visit. 

The Arts are Definitely a Big Deal

 Unbeknownst to many, Franklin has quite the art scene. With both weekly and monthly art crawls, as well as live theater and music, it’s no surprise this city loves the arts—and loves to show it off!

It’s Full of Masters & Makers

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Since 2017, Franklin has been home to its very own Masters & Makers Trail. Imagine a 70-mile trail linking the county’s winery, breweries, and distilleries, all for your convenience. It’s a unique way to get to meet the makers who are creating the locally crafted products and goods that help make Franklin special. 

They’ve Got Their Own Coloring Book

Not every city has its own coloring book! This hand-illustrated book not only shows off some of the iconic spots of Franklin, but also their annual festivals, restaurants, scenic views, and much more. 

They’ve Got Plenty of Sweets

From doughnuts and ice cream to other homemade delights, this city has plenty of ways to cure that sweet tooth. A few notable favorites include Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Five Daughters Doughnut Shop, and Kilwins, right on Main Street. 

Want more? Learn how to eat and shop like a local in Franklin, Tennessee, in our March/April issue of Taste of the South.

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