Welcome to the City of Franklin, Indiana

Live, Work, and Play for a Lifetime!

Only twenty minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. Franklin has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, and the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College. Victorian mansions line King and Jefferson streets, and our trails provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to a state-of-the-art high school, a bustling night life, and nonprofit groups that work hard to advance our quality of life. Our pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies globally, including seven Japanese corporations.

Discover Franklin

Franklin is a unique destination to improve quality of life.  Whether you are looking for restaurants, lodging, shops, trails, or nightlife, we have it all.  We’ve captured the art of making our rapidly growing city seem small and connected.  Everyone you meet feels like family and everywhere you visit feels like home.  We are certain you won’t want to leave! 


The only thing better than meals you eat are the memories you make!  Franklin offers dining options to suit all taste buds.  Whether you are looking for a morning coffee, farm-to-table dining experience, casual fare, something on the go, family night, date night, or looking to stay out late dancing with friends – we have it all!

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Looking for the perfect gift?  Franklin offers everything from national retailers to local vintage shops, boutiques, a toy store, and everything in between.



Upcoming Events

February 2024