One Dreamer Stakes
. at Kentucky Downs

Johnny Cash married
June Carter in Franklin.

Franklin Has 500 Hotel Rooms
Book a Room Here!

Franklin, Kentucky is THE stop on I-65 – everything you need in one stop: popular hotel franchises, varied restaurant choices from fast food to gourmet, five fuel plazas, liquor, a drive-in theater, even a Super Walmart. And our interchanges are not clogged with commuter traffic, just two easy-off, easy-on exits.

The shopping district surrounding Franklin’s iconic 1882 courthouse is listed on the National Register. Lovingly preserved cast iron storefronts welcome visitors to boutique shops and unique eateries. An art gallery, a museum, an antique mall are all within easy walking distance.

The Kentucky Downs entertainment complex south of town offers Vegas-style gaming into the wee hours every night of the year. In September, top thoroughbreds race on the track’s unique European-style turf course. Also open all year is Old Friends at Kentucky Downs, a retirement home for race horses,

who now spend lazy days in the paddock greeting horse lovers of all ages. You feed and pet them; we provide the carrots.

Stop and visit our log cabin welcome center at Exit 2. Check out our life-sized outdoor murals – 200 years of history in 200 feet. Play golf at Kenny Perry’s course. See the church where Johnny Cash married June Carter. Drive slowly through the horse-and-buggy Mennonite community. Or just enjoy a good meal and a restful night in a nice hotel. You’re welcome here in Franklin, Kentucky – THE stop on I-65.