Burns is a town in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 1987 comedy film Ernest Goes to Camp was shot here. The population was 1,366 at the 2000 census.
Burns is located at 36°3′15″N 87°18′58″W / 36.05417°N 87.31611°W / 36.05417; -87.31611 (36.054264, -87.315978).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²), all of it land.