Franklin Auto Museum

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1405 E Kleindale Rd.

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Located 5 miles north of Tucson, the Franklin Auto Museum is a must-see for both car and history enthusiasts. Franklin Automobile Company produced vehicles from 1960 to 1934 and was responsible for many innovations in the automobile industry during that period. The Franklin Auto Museum has expanded over time to include representative examples of all Franklin automobiles, as well as a library of Franklin Company research materials.

The museum receives positive reviews from its visitors, particularly if you consider yourself a dedicated car lover. Recent visitors suggested planning to spend around 90 minutes at the museum and warn that its hidden gem status comes at the cost of being located on a dirt road.

The Franklin Auto Museum is only open from mid-October to Memorial Day. During that time, the museum is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for teens and students, and is free for children 11 and younger. For more information, check out the museum's website.

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