Franklin is the jewel of the Smokey Mountains. Known world wide for it's ruby mines, gorgeous mountain views, beautiful water falls, cool mountain nights, antiquing, wonderful hiking trails, fly fishing, lazy river and whitewater rafting, and of course true Southern hospitality. A short drive over the mountain is the Great Smokey Mountain railroad and 30 minutes down the road is the town of Cherokee and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Franklin is in the middle of everything great about the Smokey Mountains. Oh, did I mention Franklin is small town America. This includes "Pickin on the Square" every Saturday night between May and October.