Spend the Day

in Downtown Franklin, Indiana



Enjoy mouth-watering Hoosier fare during breakfast, lunch and dinner at our locally-owned restaurants and cafes.


Meet friends and family for coffee, tea and hot drinks at local java shops along Jefferson and Main streets.

Brews and Bevvies

Taste test and savor local craft beers and some of Indiana's best wines and mixed drinks at our gathering spots.

Baked Goods

Smell, purchase and then delight in the muffins, breads, scones and desserts made from scratch.



Find some of the most unique antiques, home decor, toys, books and clothing in our speciality stores.


Take a step back in time by catching a favorite film at the nationally renowned Historic Artcraft Theatre.


Grab a lawn chair and listen to local and regional musicians at our new amphitheater and at our downtown events.


Add to your collection from an independent book store or check out a favorite from our nearby library.

Play . Learn

Splashes and Park Fun

Let your kids be kids at the Franklin Family Aquatic Center or our inclusive playground and splash pad at Young's Creek Park.

Walks and Hikes

Stroll or exercise along the Greenway Trail, 3.4-miles of paved paths that connect our beautiful community.

History Lessons

Learn about our county's past at the Johnson County Museum of History, a hub of historic and cultural event programming.

Visitors Center

Get interactive with 3-D exhibits and learn more about spending time here at the Festival Country Indiana Visitor Center.

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