Franklin, NC2023-04-17T12:43:33-04:00

Franklin, North Carolina is a classic slice of Small Town America. While we’re considered the trade center of far Western North Carolina and home to national technology providers, you’ll find our lifestyle is relaxed and so are our people. Friendly smiles and hellos will greet you as walk through our downtown area or along the Little Tennessee River Greenway that runs through the heart of Franklin. Our heritage is showcased in the three museums all located within walking distance of each other on Town Hill. During the Spring and Summer months the Town sponsors Pickin’ on the Square with free, live entertainment downtown at the Gazebo on the square. Plus, the Town sponsors and hosts many festivals and events each year.

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Rose Creek Mine Rock & Gift Shop

Operating since 1952, Rose Creek Mine is one of 3 state licensed gem mines in Macon County, North Carolina. Centrally located in Western North Carolina in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, we are near waterfalls, white-water rafting, AT Trail hiking, museums, antique shops, historic train rides and the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

In our Gem Mine you can find Ruby, Sapphire, Garnet, Amethyst, Citrine, Moonstone, Topaz, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Quartz Crystals and more! All equipment is provided and we help beginners. You dig your own dirt in our mining tunnel and wash the dirt away in our covered flume. Mine rain or shine. (more…)

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