Enjoy Malls, Plantations and Fun Things to Do in Franklin
Our guest-focused Country Inn & Suites hotel in Franklin, TN is located off I-65, just 20 minutes south of Music City. Boasting historic plantations, city parks, museums and an award-winning downtown, Franklin appeals to a wide range of interests. The city was the site of the Civil War’s bloodiest hours, now memorialized at the Carnton Plantation and Carter House, which are both open for tours. Shopaholics can browse for deals at the next-door CoolSprings Galleria mall, home to 200 intriguing retailers, while sports lovers can head to the nearby ice-skating rink.
- Carnton Plantation (6.7 miles)
This plantation, built in 1826 by Nashville’s mayor Randal McGavock, served as a field hospital during the brutal Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. Don’t miss one of the guided tours.
Phone: +1 (615) 786-1864
- Carter House (5.5 miles)
Union and Confederate soldiers clashed at the 1864 Battle of Franklin on the property of the Carter House, built in 1830. Come take a tour of the house and its surrounding acreage.
Phone: +1 (615) 786-1864
- Lotz House (5 miles)
In 1855, master carpenter and piano maker Albert Lotz, a German immigrant from Saxony, built this awe-inspiring home as a “show house” to demonstrate his incredible skill. Now, the home is open for tours and features a gallery of Civil War memorabilia.
Phone: +1 (615) 790-7190
- CoolSprings Galleria (0.7 miles)
Search for the hottest deals right next door to our hotel at this mall featuring four department stores and more than 100 specialty shops. Kids love the indoor playground, and teens feel right at home in H&M and Forever 21, so plan a family shopping trip.
Phone: +1 (615) 771-2128
- The Factory at Franklin (3.8 miles)
Only six blocks from downtown Franklin, this 12-building shopping complex is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can easily spend all day perusing the one-of-a-kind art galleries, boutique shops and inviting restaurants.
Phone: +1 (615) 791-1777
- Historic Downtown Franklin (4 miles)
Peek into antique stores, visit book shops or have coffee in an outdoor cafe in this historic downtown that Garden & Gun magazine named “Best Southern Town” in 2014. If you’re overwhelmed by all there is to see and do, take a friendly Franklin on Foot tour.
Phone: +1 (615) 591-8500
Sports and Recreation:
- A-Game (0.4 miles)
Basketball, hockey, volleyball, figure skating and more converge at this massive sports complex just west of our hotel. Never heard of broomball? Come give it a try!
Phone: +1 (615) 771-2444
- SOAR Adventure Tower (3.8 miles)
This four-story ropes and climbing course will challenge you mentally and physically with more than 110 interactive elements. With a ground-level kids’ course and three upper courses for thrill-seeking adults, this attraction is perfect for active families.
Phone: +1 (615) 721-5103