Franklin, Kentucky 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, conveniently located on Interstate 65 a day's drive from either Chicago or the Gulf of Mexico, is just north of Nashville, TN and near to many other interstates and parkways. If you travel I-65 through Kentucky, make Franklin your overnight destination.
Franklin is located on U S 31W between Bowling Green and Nashville and KY 100 between Russellville and Scottsville. It is accessible from I-65 exits 2 and 6 and is 6 miles from the Tennessee state line