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5 Free Things To Do in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee

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5 Free Things To Do in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee

Are you and your friends or family looking for something to do while on a budget? Well, we have a few recommendations, so get ready to go outside and have some fun with the Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee community! 

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Bicentennial Park

Franklin’s Bicentennial Park can be found between the city’s downtown area and the Harpeth River. This park features a greenway traveling through town, historical sites and structures, an overlook of the Harpeth River, and beautiful views. Feel free to spend some time here learning about Franklin’s history, people watching, or exercising in nature! 


Downtown Franklin

Franklin’s downtown is classified as a historic district and has been named America’s Favorite Main Street! There are so many things to see in downtown Franklin, including antique stores, art galleries, book stores, and historic sites from The Battle of Franklin! You don’t have to purchase anything to have a good time downtown, especially with so many annual festivals taking place there all throughout the year! 


Franklin Farmers Market

You can find The Franklin Farmers Market every Saturday morning behind The Factory at Franklin with numerous vendors offering fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted items, and local art! The Franklin Farmers Market proves the importance of contributing to your community and offers the perfect opportunity to support your local farmers, kitchens, and artisans. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s fun to just walk around and admire all the homegrown foods and handcrafted goods! 


Historic Parks Audio Tour

History is scattered all throughout Franklin, so there is always something new to learn and discover! The City of Franklin offers a self-guided audio tour of 16 historic sites including The Park at Harlinsdale Farm, Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, the Assault on the Cotton Gin, and many other national landmarks. Take a day to walk around the city and become more acquainted with Franklin and its past. 


Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is free and open to the public! There are plenty of things to do on a nice day, including biking, camping, hiking, and even horseback riding! You can spend an afternoon walking Williamson County’s portion of the Natchez Trace or take a scenic drive to the wooded valley of Birdsong Hollow to view the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge! Stretching over 1,500 feet, this bridge was built in 1994 as the first concrete, double-arch, segmentally-constructed bridge in the United States and won the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in the following year.


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