In the heart of Indiana sits the beautiful town of Franklin, postal code 46131. Located just 20 miles south of Indianapolis, the seat of Johnson County is a great home for business and family. Franklin boasts numerous attractions; beautiful walking trails and parks are a big part of the city, and aquatics and athletics are taken seriously. Swimming pools and recreational parks and fields are easy to find and well maintained. The city of Franklin is well known for the “”Franklin Wonder Five,”” a three time State Champion basketball team from the 1920’s. The Johnson county museum on Main st. should be a part of any visit to the area. The museum has beautiful exhibits, as well as Geneology events, quilting displays and trivia nights. There is also no shortage of wonderful restaurants in the city. Visitors would do well not to avoid Aunt Judy’s country kitchen, or Richard’s brick oven pizza. Those looking to knock back a pint should look no further than the Willard on Main st. The historical downtown includes the Artcraft Theatre and Colonial Revival building. The Artcraft theater would be particularly attractive for movie fans. This old style movie house was built in the 1920’s, and proudly shows off the traditional style of architecture typical of the era of the golden screen. The theater is still in operation, and will often show movies as well as concerts. The late architecture and brick street area was spotlighted by Life Magazine, and Franklin College enrolls nearly 1,000 students.
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During the Christmas season, many of the city’s buildings, especially the courthouse get very elaborate decorations. The Masonic lodge building off state street by the College is adorned with two large Christmas trees, and many residents do a great job competing with the city’s displays. The city has a tree lighting ceremony at the beginning of December each season, which is a big event with lots of attraction, inviting locals to come for gingerbread house competitions, local vendors as well as the Christmas Tree Lighting. Many local companies offer assistance putting up a formidable display.