Looking for a unique shopping and dining experience on your next visit to the Nashville, TN, area? Located just 15 miles from downtown is an entertainment complex called The Factory in Franklin, TN. The Factory at Franklin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides guests with a variety of restaurants and fun things to do for the whole family. It is the perfect place to visit when you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. Here are some of the great ways to enjoy yourself at The Factory at Franklin.
Dining at the Factory at Franklin
Gulf Pride Seafood
Open Wednesday through Saturday, Gulf Pride Seafood provides the freshest seafood in the area. Head there to enjoy a taste of the coast while in Tennessee, hopefully while staying at a Select Registry Tennessee bed and breakfast.
Music City Dog House
The term “Dog House” doesn’t suggest you are in trouble in the Music City. Instead it means that you can experience delicious all beef hot dogs. The Music City Dog House also serves bratwursts, Polish sausage, turkey dogs, and veggie dogs. Whichever dog you choose, you will also have the option to top it with more than 20 different ingredients. This restaurant is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Saffire has a delicious menu of local diversity. Order your favorite seafood dish from the restaurant voted to have the best seafood in Nashville, or select a perfectly prepared steak or prime rib. Also be sure to enjoy a drink for the spectacular bar.
The Sweet Shoppe
After a delicious meal, top it off by satisfying your sweet tooth at The Sweet Shoppe. Try the homemade ice cream, a milkshake, or one of Christie’s Cookies.
Things to do at The Factory at Franklin
The Franklin Farmer’s Market showcases locally grown delicacies from Franklin and other towns within a 150-mile radius. Guests to the Factory at Franklin can hang out at the Farmer’s Market from April through October.
Third Coast Clay
For an extremely unique experience, consider going to Third Coast Clay to try your hand and crafting a piece of pottery. After your piece is completed, the staff will place it in the kiln to make sure it’s finished properly.
Art Galleries at the Factory at Frankliln
Several art galleries are set up at the complex, featuring a multitude of local artists. To name a few, some of the galleries include the John Cannon Gallery of Fine Art, Eric Lankford Metal Works, Splinter Art, and the Stonebridge Gallery.
Butterfly Meadows Inn & Farm is very near The Factory in Franklin, TN, and is one of the Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America. As the name implies, butterflies are plentiful around the property, as are a wonderful array of plants and other wildlife. Although a relatively newer property, Butterfly Meadows was designed with the look and charm of a 100-year-old farmhouse. You can choose from the seven different luxurious accommodations, each with a personality all its own. Head to Butterfly Meadows this summer to take in the gorgeous view and experience a night of tranquility.
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