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June 18, 2024

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Midnight Sun Scavenger Hunt

Here's a new and fun way to explore Franklin with the family. Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt?

Most residents and visitors of Franklin can't even think about the city without first thinking about horses. The equine culture is part of nearly every family in the area, whether they love the races, shows, own a horse or just love to pet them. According to Visit Franklin, "No horse has meant more to Franklin though than the famed Tennessee Walking Horse Grand Champion, Midnight Sun, that called Harlinsdale Farm home." That's how Visit Franklin came up with the name of the newly launched family-friendly scavenger hunt.

Visit Franklin's Midnight Sun Scavenger Hunt encourages families to stop by the Visitors Center located at 400 Main St. in Franklin to pick up a copy of the scavenger hunt. The hunt takes you around Franklin in search of 10 football-sized bronze horse statues. The statues are hidden around downtown Franklin at various locations that are of historic significance. Follow clues on your brochure to find the miniature horses. Upon finding each one, you'll learn a little more about the location you found it at. Complete the scavenger hunt with all correct answers and return it to the Visitors Center for a prize! The kids will love that part for sure.

All 10 of the bronze horse statues were created by sculptor Janel Maher of Franklin, whose works can be found around the United States, Europe and South America.

Learn more about the Midnight Sun Scavenger Hunt online at

Photo by Visit Franklin.

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