Franklin, North Carolina is just hours from many major Southeastern metro areas including Asheville NC, Greenville SC, Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN, and Knoxville TN. We're the perfect weekend destination or a home base to take in all of the attractions of Western North Carolina. Discover a host of activities, history, and culture. There are so many things to do in Franklin that your whole family can enjoy!
Antiquing Enjoy antiquing? Well, you're in for special treat in Franklin, North Carolina. Franklin is home to one of North Carolina's largest Antique Malls, and the streets are filled with quaint shoppes featuring treasured heirlooms.
Historic Trails Discover Franklin, NC's history and heritage as you explore our ties to the Cherokee Indian Nation and Civil War. We're a stop along the Cherokee Heritage Trails and the North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Museums Not many small towns can boast of having a museum, let alone three. Franklin, NC, is home to a trio of museums that showcase different aspects of our history & heritage. Each celebrates a different facet of our past and offer quality displays and an entertaining look at what makes Franklin, NC unique among places in the North Carolina Mountains.
Performing Arts See a show at The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. This beautiful venue hosts some of the best live music, drama and dance performances in the region
The Factory CRANK UP THE FUN! Great fun for the entire family! The Factory is Western North Carolina's premier destination for great family fun and dining.