Franklin, Kentucky, located on Interstate 65 at Exits 2 and 6, has been honored as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns. Franklin is the only Kentucky city along I-65 to earn a place on this exclusive list.
Travelers along I-65 find Franklin, KY a popular spot for overnight stops for many reasons: national chain motels (all with very competitive prices); a good variety of restaurants and antique malls; some of the cheapest gas prices in the Southeast; no city traffic; a first-rate golf course; a drive-in theatre; three historical museums; and special events like horse racing, car shows, and music festivals and concerts.
Franklin, KY is conveniently located for trips to Nashville and has many attractions of its own. Stay in Franklin, and you are just 40 minutes from Music City, without the high prices and traffic!!
It's easy to spot Franklin on any map of Kentucky. Not only are we right on I-65 at the southern border; we are also where that border suddenly takes a little jog.(The story behind the little jog involves whiskey, government surveyors, and bribery; Kentucky has always had a flair for politics.)