If you've never been to a rodeo before, then this is a true sight to see! I highly recommend the rodeo, if you can stand the smell of horses. There's plenty of souvenir cowboy hats, boots, and ropes that your kids will like, and the rodeo clowns are pretty entertaining. The bull riding will really get you on the edge of your seat! This is a really fun thing to do, but again, it's one of those things that only happens annually.
4215 Long Lane,
Franklin, TN 37064
*Exit # 61 Goosecreek
Located near the heart of Downtown Franklin, the Williamson County Archives are newly located in the old library. For visitors to Franklin, this is really worth your time. Though technically this is our county archive building, it also serves as a museum of various Williamson County history. My dad actually helped refurbish this place and build the Eternal Flame outside of the building. While you look at the room of uniforms from past wars, look for the WWII uniform of Oliver Vincent (O.V.) Rainey. He was my great-grandfather, and I loved him dearly. Just as some side notes. :D Anyway, back to the archives, all or most of the artifacts inside were donated by Williamson County residents. It's very interesting, and very well done, so don't miss out on this great historical experience!
The Archives is located in the Old Library at Five Points in Downtown Franklin where Highway 431 and Highway 31 meet.
This is a real Native American powwow, and is very informative and extremely fun. If you have never attended a powwow before, this is something you CAN'T miss! The colorful regalia of the dancers is so exciting, the music of the drums makes your blood race, and the smell of fry bread in the air will make your mouth water. Guests are welcome to dance during Intertribals and other social dances, and you can also purchase various beautifully handmade crafts. I give this activity a 10 out of 10! Make sure you bring a blanket or lawn chairs if you plan on sitting down to watch the dances or listen to the stories.
The powwow is located in the Historic Leiper's Fork Village at the Corner of Old Hillsboro & Floyd Rd.
Franklin, Tennessee. Please check the website provided for dates, times, and admission.
Pinkerton park also houses the site of the battle of Pinkerton, during the civil war. It has a trail that leads away from the play area across a small wooden bridge, with hiking trails leading into the hillside & woods. It is good exercise & a good breather while on a trip.
on highway 96 west of franklin, past highway 46 and almost to the place where highway 96 and highway 100 intersect (approx 10 miles), the natchez trace parkway crosses above highway 96 by means of a huge bridge. this bridge is absolutely gorgeous; it is worth the short drive to see it.