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Franklin Museum

1405 East Kleindale Road, Tucson, AZ 85719
520 326 8038
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Ranked #18 of 177 attractions in Tucson
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been the center of Franklin Automobile history. Featuring more than 20 antique... more » Owner description: For more than 40 years, the home of the late collector Tom Hubbard has been the center of Franklin Automobile history. Featuring more than 20 antique and classic Franklin automobiles, as well as a collection of prehistoric artifacts collected by archaeologist Alice Carpenter, the museum is located in a quiet subdivision in the center of Tucson. Open publicly – Mid-October through Memorial Day weekend – Wednesday through Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm. Private tours available year-round; phone or e-mail for arrangements. Large groups are requested to call ahead. « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Once you find the Franklin museum get ready for a trip back in time. From what I am told this is the largest collection of Franklins in existence. I have been a couple of times and will certainly return.

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california
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

There are three rooms full of Franklin classic cars. I had no background knowledge regarding the line of cars going in but the guys running the place setup a movie for you to watch before you tour the place. The tour guide will show you around and answers whatever questions you may have. I'm not really a big car guy... More

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Leonard, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My husband and I owned a car collection, so we are naturally interested in all antique cars. it was great fun to see so many cars of one nature in one place. If you like old cars this is a must to see in Tucson. The location is not easy to find.

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Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Luxury car museum only by appt during its few open hours. Cars with rumple seats magnificently restored! Plenty of parking. Tour guide very pleasant and knows everything about these Franklin cars.

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Bath, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

A delightful surprise to find such an interesting car museum staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people. Cars plus aviation engines on display. As we are from UK we had not previously heard of a Franklin cars. Bought a t-shirt with a classic car on the back. Open Oct - Memorial Day (May) so just caught it in time.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This little museum will not disappoint. The tour is of Franklin automobiles in three different buildings on the museum grounds. You start with a video explaining Franklin cars and a bit of the foundation to which the collection belongs. There is staff there to answer any questions and will show visitors what's under the hood when asked. Plan to spend... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A wonderful historic car museum. The cars are so well exhibited and in such great shape. A real piece of automotive history.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We LOVED the Franklin Museum and everything about it. THe getting there was fun, a gravel road (briefly) in beautiful adobe desert area. Our guide, who quite obviously loves those cars, was a fount of information about the Franklins and the late Mr, Hubbard, whose legacy this museum is. Sparkly clean old Franklins, impeccably kept and restored, interior and exterior,... More

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Lucas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Franklin Museum certainly was an unexpected surprise. First of all it is located in a residential area of Tucson with gravel streets. Your first reaction is that your GPS must be loco and you are lost. However, do not give up. At the end of the gravel streets is an innocuous building that houses a fantastic museum. Inside are... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I'm not a big car buff - current or classical but when we read about this museum on Trip Advisor we decided to check it out. Great decision! This is a small museum but well worth the hassle of finding it. Franklins were very classy cars from the early-mid 1900s and this museum is pretty much based on the love... More

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