Known as the Gem Capitol of the World, Franklin is home to many active mine where you can try your chances a discing sapphire and rubies. Also home to several museums including the Scottish Tartans Museum, Macon County Historical Museum and Franklin Gem and Minerals Museum. There are Festivals and events including Fraklin’s all-American 4th of July, PumpkinFest, Winter Wonderland and Veteran’s day events. Enjoy live “Pickin in the Park” every saturday evening in the summer. From steaks to sandwiches, the town offers some great choices for dining, bakeries and coffee shops.