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“Fantastic Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Franklin Museum

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
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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.
El Paso, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We got a wonderful personal tour by "Sparky." He will tell you as much as you want to know and will open up any of the vehicles so that you can see the interiors and engines. This was a much better tour than I've ever had at a museum before.

Visited July 2013
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California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“What a Great Surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Located down a dirt road, this small museum is filled with beautiful old Franklin autos, restored to look like they just came off the showroom floor! We had our own tour guide who I believe doubles as a long time mechanic on the cars, who grew up in the neighborhood! He was able to give us a first hand account of what it was like knowing the man who started the collection, and riding in and driving each of the beauties. Very interesting and unexpected!

Visited April 2013
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Decorah, Iowa
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57 attraction reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“A Diamond on the Desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This place is incredible if you like antique autos. The air-cooled Franklin can be viewed in three or four dozen pristine incarnations of beautifully restored autos dating from about 1908 until 1933 (Franklin exited the luxury car business in '34). The docents are most helpful and extremely well-versed in all aspects including the most technical. This is great fun, and a wonderful discovery for us, who have been coming to Tucson for fifteen years+.

Visited March 2013
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peoria az
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great place to visit for all, especially if you like cars.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

A great place to visit. Many rooms of Franklin cars. We had a private showing. If you like older cars or not this is a great place to check out.

Visited May 2012
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Kanab, Utah, United States
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16 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“What a great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My most enjoyable museum visit ever!!! Small, low key, extremely informative. The staff know their subject and are very conversant in answering questions and filling in the gaps between the very informative displays. Anyone interested in 1910- 1934 cars should make it a must.

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Visited February 2013
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