Things To Do In Franklin

Up to 50% Off at Goofballs Family Fun Center

Goofballs Family Fun Center

Franklin

$21 $11

Fun Pass includes bumper cars, Laser Frenzy, bowling, and games in the arcade; birthday party with private room and unlimited activities

Up to 42% Off Haunted Walking Tour from Franklin on Foot

Franklin on Foot

Historic Franklin

$18 $11

Discover the old haunts of departed socialites, spies, and Confederate soldiers during a 90-minute stroll

Up to 65% Off Group Photography Class

Natural Photo Safaris

Franklin

$50 $19

Discover the working of your digital or analog camera in 2.5-hour classes held at a variety of exciting locations

Up to 51% Off Outing to My Little Pony Fair and Convention

My Little Pony Fair and Convention

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

$25 $15

Pick up new ponies for your collection, test your pony knowledge, and meet the creators of several ponies; kids 12 and younger free

Up to 66% Off Medicine-Wheel Workshop

Leiper's Fork Workshop

Franklin

$170 $59

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Workshop was created to help attendees explore new styles of artistic expression and subject matter and attain deeper levels of creativity

Up to 56% Off a Glass-Blowing Workshop

Franklin Glassblowing Studio

Franklin

$125 $59

Students create a personalized keepsake during a workshop focusing on basic glass-blowing skills

Up to 56% Off Laser Tag at Laser Chase

Laser Chase

Franklin

$24 $12

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Marksmen snipe lasers at opponents in 4,000-square-foot jungle-themed arena littered with pillars, plants, and red laser beams

Up to 46% Off Segway Guided Tour of Historic Franklin

Franklin Segway Tours and Rentals

Franklin

$120 $65

90-minute guided Segway tour of Historic Franklin charters historical Civil War sites & scenic pathways next to rivers and wooded areas

Up to 56% off Tours at Noble Springs Dairy

Noble Springs Dairy

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$24 $12

Tours take guests throughout the goat dairy farm, spotlighting the milk parlor and cheese-making facility, as well as the farm animals

25% Off Visit to Three Civil War Sites

The Carter House, Carnton Plantation, and Lotz House Museum

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

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Visitors learn about the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin at three historical sites, including a museum with antiques and fine art

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Gracie Barra

Franklin

$195 $29

Brazilian jujitsu teaches effective ground-based techniques; muay thai kickboxing teaches students to use all four limbs for defense

Up to 59% Off Personal or Couple's Training

Fitness With Chris

Franklin

$120 $59

Certified personal trainer Chris Hulsey guides individuals and couples through workouts tailored to their fitness goals

Up to 49% Off 18 Holes of Golf with Cart 

Fairways on Spencer Creek

Franklin

$124 $63

Nine-hole, par 33 course encourages demonstrations of short-game wizardry with total length measuring a diminutive 2,632 yards

Up to 78% Off Fitness Sessions at Temple Fitness

Temple Fitness

Franklin

$200 $45

Part of the FEM Method, a structured program for the females, classes focus on balance and flexibility, strength, endurance, and more

Up to 71% Off Indoor Rock Climbing at The Crag

The Crag

Franklin

$95 $35

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Indoor rock-climbing visits or instruction for new and experienced climbers alike include all climbing gear

Up to 80% Online or In-Person Fitness Training

Peak12Sports

Franklin

$97.50 $39

Personal trainers tailor sessions to client-specific goals via daily emails or during group workout sessions

Lotz House Museum – 50% Off Visit

Lotz House Museum

Franklin

$30 $15

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Relive the tribulations of the Lotz family in late November 1864, when they weathered the bloody battle of Franklin

72% Off CrossFit Classes at Temple Fitness

South Franklin CrossFit @ Temple Fitness

Franklin

$175 $49

Fully scalable, functional workouts performed at a high intensity quickly whittle the body into shape; classes take place six days a week

65% Off at Half Moon Yoga

Half Moon Yoga

Franklin

$110 $39

34 classes per week at room temperature, including prenatal yoga, Vinyasa flow, stress relief and tai chi; Reiki promotes healing relaxation

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Photographers Paul and Sheri Bartoszek have a knack for capturing images at exactly the right moment, whether they’re snapping shots of a newly wedded couple slowly waltzing across the dance floor or shooting film of a musician as his fingers fly up and down a guitar amid thousands of screaming fans. No matter if they’re in the Serendipity Studio or the brand-new downtown Nashville studio, the photographers strive to take pictures worthy of placement among their other works, many of which hang in galleries across the United States and Canada. They then develop prints, which can framed or pinned proudly to clothes, and supply clients with high-resolution digital images.

In addition to snapping their own shots, the shutterbugs teach photography classes. Students learn how to operate point-and-shoot and DSLR cameras and how to get the most out of natural or artificial lighting in various indoor and outdoor locations, such as the square in Murfreesboro or a doghouse.

230 Franklin Road
Franklin,
TN
US

Since 1998, ProCamps Worldwide has bridged the gap between pro athletes and their fans with a variety of instructional youth camps and fantasy camps for adults. More than 100 professional and Olympic gold-medal athletes have lent their wisdom during camps conducted across the country. For instance, the NBA's leading scorer, Kevin Durant, dishes details on his skills at a camp in Oklahoma, and Super Bowl champion and Packers linebacker Clay Matthews teaches the careful choreography of backfield disruption in Wisconsin. At fantasy camps, John Calipari and Bill Self—the two coaches who squared off in 2012's NCAA title game—give campers tours of their programs' hallowed halls.

336 Ernest Rice Lane
Franklin,
TN
US

Silver Hill Images offers photography classes, commercial photography and fine art photography in Nashville and world-wide.

I began Silver Hill Images in 2002. I enjoy shooting a wide variety of projects, as well as passing on my knowledge to others!

230 Franklin Road
Franklin,
TN
US

Nestled across 31 acres of scenic terrain, The Cave cuts radio-ready professional soundscapes with the assistance of 1,500-square-foot, 32-track recording facility and a lineup of talented in-house backup musicians. Artists can use up to 10 hours of studio time to record prized tracks, work through new ideas with Wild Oats' seasoned songsters, or prepare an audition disc for the 23rd annual Professional Tambourinists Convention. Though the finished product will depend on the goals and experience of each musician, well-prepared and focused artists may leave the studio with several fully mixed tracks in hand. Wild Oats accommodates solo performers or bands, but all group members must be able to fit in the space and keep time with a vuvuzela when required.

5853 Davis Hollow Road
Franklin,
TN
US

On the evening of November 30, 1864, the town of Franklin, Tennessee, bore witness to more than five hours of carnage as Confederate forces under the command of General John Bell Hood assaulted an entrenched corps of Federal troops led by General John M. Schofield. The heaviest fighting entailed a frontal attack on the Federal lines—incorporating about 20,000 soldiers on each side, or more soldiers than Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. General Hood hoped this attack would dislodge the Federal forces and that he would be able to eventually recapture Nashville.

Over the course of the next five hours, this charge resulted in a staggering number of casualties and General Schofield steadily withdrew his forces toward Nashville, leaving behind a battle-scarred town as well as a battered Confederate force. Today, the Battle of Franklin Trust allows visitors to learn more about this key battle by visiting and taking guided tours of several sites that played integral roles in the events that took place on and around November 30, 1864.

The Carter House served as the command post for General Jacob D. Cox, a Federal officer tasked with overseeing the construction of defensive positions as the Confederate forces advanced. These defenses were constructed within 300 feet of the home, and guests have the opportunity to explore the grounds as well as the home, including the basement where the Carter family and roughly two dozen civilians sought shelter from the battle being fought outside their doors.

One of those civilians was Albert Lotz, whose own home still stands 110 steps away from the Carter residence. The Lotz House bears its own battle scars, too, including a charred indentation in the wood flooring that was caused by an errant cannonball.

Located one mile away from the two houses, the McGavock family's Carnton Plantation also welcomes guests, providing them with tours of the site that served as the area's largest field hospital after the fighting ceased. The plantation features two acres of land that the McGavocks offered as the final burial site for approximately 1,500 Confederate soldiers who died at the Battle of Franklin, making it the largest privately owned military cemetery in the nation.

1345 Carnton Ln
Franklin,
TN
US

Fans of Mario Kart know Rainbow Road as a glow-in-the-dark racecourse in outer space. So do fans of ABC's The Bachelor, only theirs is located on earth and strewn with more celebrities than turtle shells. To them, it's the series of inflatable arches that flashed hypnotically around Juan Pablo and Kat as they hurtled through the Electric Run. Seth Rogen, Carmen Electra, and a pink-wigged Vanessa Hudgens have also been spotted among the global event's hordes of runners and walkers.

Rainbow Road is just one of many "lands" that make up Electric Run's luminescent 5K. Any given Electric Run course contains five to seven of these brightly lit zones, each decorated according to its theme with neon trees, hanging umbrellas, phosphorescent cacti, and cascading fountains. Each land also matches the surroundings with its own soundtrack: upbeat and energizing for the wilder areas, calming and melodic for the surreal ones. Once the sun sets, participants travel through them all at their preferred pace. Everyone arrives at the same final destination, however—a DJ-propelled after party that keeps the night illuminated until the thunderous ka-chunk of the sun's timecard.

4104 Clovercroft Rd.
Franklin,
TN
US