The 2017 Visitor Guide is here and better than ever!
Did you know Visit Franklin publishes a Visitor Guide every year? It’s the best and first place to begin planning an adventure to Williamson County and Franklin, Tennessee.
One of my favorite things about my job as the Marketing Coordinator is working on it. I don’t mean to brag, but I think this is our best one yet! Don’t believe me? See for yourself!
Here’s a sneak peek into the 2017 Williamson County Visitor Guide. From Brentwood to Franklin, to Thompson’s Station and beyond, it’s your No. 1 source of information for the year ahead.
Daphne & The Mystery Machines
Local talent Daphne & The Mystery Machines were kind enough to lend us their story to share with visitors. Daphne & The Mystery Machines are one of Franklin, Tennessee’s most beloved bands. You can catch them all around town at places like Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor and Puckett’s in Leiper’s Fork.
Brand New Attractions, Eateries, and Hotels
2016 was a huge year of growth for Williamson County! We’re excited to welcome new attractions like Mill Creek Brewing Company and The Little Brick Theatre to our roster of things to do while you’re here. Mill Creek Brewing, located in Nolensville, offers tours and tastings Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 3-7 p.m. The Little Brick Theatre is sure to be your new favorite events space! From improv shows to live music, The Little Brick Theatre is serving up all sorts of entertainment in an intimate space.
Oh, did we mention all the great food that we have here in Williamson County? With the growth of Berry Farms, we’ve gained some new deliciousness in the form of Whit’s Frozen Custard and Soulshine Pizza! I mean honestly, what’s better than a meal that starts with pizza and ends with custard?
Heath Clark at H Clark Distillery is featured in the ‘Vibe’ section of our Visitor uide. If you haven’t heard his story or visited his distillery, H Clark Distillery in Thompson’s Station, drop everything you’re doing and go there now. Heath has such a passion for what he does and a love for our community – we’re so glad to share his story.
Leiper’s Fork Distillery opened in 2016 and has been producing high-quality spirits ever since! Stop by for a tour Tuesday-Saturday, and while you’re there, check out all the goodies in their gift shop (early 2017 Christmas shopping, anyone?)
While you’re in town, you’ll probably need a place to lay your head. The brand new Home 2 Suites by Hilton is now open in Cool Springs and let me just tell you…it is beautiful! It’s modern and sleek and the perfect place for you to kick back and enjoy your vacation.
Looking for something off the beaten path? Check out Pot N’ Kettle Cottages, located in the heart of Leiper’s Fork! With three separate properties that are locally owned and operated, Pot N’ Kettle Cottages has something for everyone. They’ve paid close attention to detail and will make your visit to Franklin, Tennessee truly unforgettable!
Events Calendar so you can plan your year!
If you’re anything like me, you love to “do what the locals do” when you visit a new city. With the Visitor Guide Events Calendar, you can truly experience the local culture in Williamson County with events like Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, and the Great Americana BBQ Festival. Plus, don’t miss the annual festivals like Main Street Festival and Dickens of a Christmas.
Beautiful photography from some of our favorite locals
This Visitor Guide couldn’t be nearly as beautiful without our friends Jonathan Pfhal, David Braud, Amy Allmand, Brandon Chesbro, and Brad Moore! They’ve contributed their gorgeous photos of Williamson County to the guide and have really captured the pure beauty that is Middle Tennessee.
Want to pick up a physical copy of the Visitor Guide?
While we’re still waiting on delivery of the printed guides, you can request one here or pick one up at our Visitor Center next week. Also, be on the lookout because you’ll be able to find the 2017 Visitor Guide at area attractions throughout Tennessee and at Tennessee Welcome Centers across the state!
And don’t forget if ever you’ve got any questions, we’re always available and responsive online. You can leave us a comment below or reach out to us on social media!