The Factory in Franklin in a shopping and dining destination as well as an event venue for weddings receptions and meetings.

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5. Shopping

People come to Williamson County to take advantage of the shopping. From CoolSpring Galleria to The Factory to tiny hidden gems of boutique stores and antique emporiums, Williamson County has a shopping experience for everyone.

Especially in Lieper’s Fork and downtown Franklin there are many unique stores, but also throughout the county you can find one-of-a-kind shopping.

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It is not traditionally thought of as tourism, but the youth sports community brings thousands of athletes and their families to Williamson County each year. National and regional tournaments mean families travel here, get hotel rooms here and shop in the many hours of downtime to be had during any sports tournament.

The recent closure of A-Game Sportsplex, however, could have an affect on this. The various sports tournaments that are booked into A-Game fill about 20,000 hotel room nights per year and create a $2.5 million economic impact.

Here is a list of some of the other tourist stops that people use or visit when the come here, courtesy of VisitFranklin.

HOTELS

– In 2015 two new hotels opened in Williamson County

o   Hilton Garden Inn

o   Homewood Suites by Hilton

– In the next two years, five more hotels are scheduled to complete construction, adding nearly 800 additional rooms.

o   Harpeth Square (115 rooms)

o   Hilton Homewood Suites (145 rooms)

o   Hilton Garden Inn (124 rooms)

o   Hampton Inn & Suites (124 rooms)

o   Meridian Hilton Hotel (244 rooms)

A FEW OF THE TOURISM RELATED ATTRACTIONS ADDED IN 2015 (non-restaurants)

o    SOAR Adventure Tower

o    King’s Bowling

o    Tractor Supply Arena (home to the only polo arena in TN)

o    FanFest Comics, home of the Walker Stalker podcast and conventions.

o    Ravenwood Mansion

o    The Old, Old Jail in Downtown Franklin

o    Carter Hill Battlefield Park acquisition

o    Pilgrimage Music Festival

ATTRACTIONS COMING SOON

o     WSM Radio Tower will be open to group tours for the first time in its storied history.

o     Leiper’s Fork Distillery, opens this summer

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