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Attractions in Franklin, Indiana

Franklin, Indiana is a suburb just twenty minutes south of Indianapolis. The many attractions in the city of Franklin provide fun, family time, and fitness to residents and visitors alike. Some of the other nearby towns, also satellites of Indy, are: Amity, Bargersville, Whiteland, New Whiteland and Edinburgh.

Below is a list of Franklin attractions, with brief descriptions of each.

  Cultural Arts and Recreation Center (CARC) – This is where it’s all at, as far as activities in Franklin are concerned. With some 30,000 square feet containing ample exercise and fitness equipment, a complete gymnasium, a racquetball court, a climbing wall, a running and walking track, showers and lockers and a theater area, everybody ends up at the CARC at one time or another.
  Beeson Hall – This lovely space, inside the Cultural Arts and Recreation Center, is what the community rents for Franklin events such as wedding receptions and corporate meetings.
  Franklin Senior Center – The Franklin Parks and Recreation Departmen maintains this space for seniors in the city. The center offers activities, games, special events, a daily hot lunch and even van pickup for locals.
  Historic Greenway Trail – Hit this walking trail for a real taste of authentic Indiana. There are historic, nostalgic and beautiful sights all along the way.
  Franklin Parks – All over the city, there are green spaces that have been set aside to help residents stay in touch with nature, play sports or simply take a brisk jog.
  Franklin Parks Programs – Among the many programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department are a community pool with swimming and diving classes; the Wonder Five Center with 22,000 square feet of athletic courts, a library and a concession stand; and playgrounds, shelters, and numerous sites for biking, running, hiking, walking, picnics, and skating.
  Blue Heron Challenge Course – Professional facilitators and guides run full-day or half-day adventure challenges for groups. It consists of 22 “elements” that present different challenges to train individuals to work together to solve problems skillfully and compatibly.
  Franklin Town Square – Franklin’s Town Square features the Johnson County Courthouse, a magnificent, historic building; the Johnson County Museum of History, the stately erstwhile Masonic Temple building; and the Artcraft Theatre, where people gather in downtown Franklin for classic movies and art deco nostalgia.

Franklin, Indiana prides itself in honoring its pioneer heritage, while growing an active and happy community on the go. These few examples of Franklin attractions exhibit the city’s dedication to entertaining its residents.


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