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“A gem of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Franklin Museum

Franklin Museum
Ranked #26 of 280 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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59 reviews
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“A gem of a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2013
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california
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134 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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“Classic Cars”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 so this wasn't necessarily the top highlight of my trip, but it's definitely worth the visit if you have an hour or so to kill. My eight year old also found the cars interesting and had plenty of questions of her own. Also it's very inexpensive.

Visited May 2014
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Leonard, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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“So many "Franklins" in one place!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2014
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Arizona
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41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Luxury Cars of the Past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 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.

Visited March 2014
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Bath, UK
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68 reviews
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2014
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