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    Franklin, Indiana information

    All of you around/near Franklin, Indiana. Requesting some information on motels, diners, hardware stores, etc.. Finishing up some details while waiting on the official okey dokey from the administrators on attending a class at Marc Adam's school of woodworking. Trying to get all permission locked in, so I can get my deposit to them for the June 13th class on woodturning. So, need some info, not a big tourist, would rather see workshops and farms than tourist traps. All information will be appreciated.
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    No one lives near enough to give any information?
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    Jonathan, I don't know anything about Indiana, but this is everything useful I could find. I hope this helps. I didn't bother listing the woodworking stores because I figured you'll hear about those in class.

    Here is info from the Chamber of Commerce there.

    Here are some reasonably reliable restaurant ratings there. Hotels/Motels there.

    Things to do there.

    And don't forget the nice quilting store.
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    Jonathan, call Marc, he can provide the info. I am too far south to know anything.
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    Aside from the woodworking school, it doesn't look like much of a hotspot for any kind of activities.

    I looked up Franklin Indiana on Wikipedia, and it said "See Podunk Indiana for more information".
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    I was kind of hoping to find a few family members in the area that I could do my own trek. Taking a cue from our ambassador. Guess I'll just stay focused and hermit like at the school.
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Guess I'll just stay focused and hermit like at the school.
    Well that is something I know about

    Seriously, call and ask. When I called up there, the lady that answered the phone was very nice and helpful. The way it sounds they are very down to earth folks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Aside from the woodworking school, it doesn't look like much of a hotspot for any kind of activities.

    I looked up Franklin Indiana on Wikipedia, and it said "See Podunk Indiana for more information".
    No surprise, there aren't any activity hotspots anywhere in Indiana. At least since I moved away.
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    Its only a short drive back up to Indianapolis. When I went to Franklin for work, we stayed in Greenfield which is right of 465. But from what I've heard they work you pretty hard at the school so you might not have much free time.

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    There used to be on item of interest in Franklin.
    It was (is?) in a big store (or small shopping mall). It is a large, completely useless, sorta Rube Goldberg, sorta perpetual motion machine that uses bowling balls that go up, down, around in a ceaseless idiot's delight dance. You (not me ) can just stand and watch it for hours. And your wife could stand back wondering why you are doing that.
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