McMinnville, Oregon: Ben Franklin on a Bench

Philadelphia native Ben Franklin has been lounging on a McMinneville bench since April 2010. He was sculpted by Gary Price.
Address:
335 NE 3rd St., McMinnville, OR
Directions:
Downtown, on the northwest corner of NE 3rd and NE Davis Sts.
Admission:
Free
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Ben Franklin Contemplating His Latest Invention

A full size statue of Benjamin Franklin sits on a corner in McMinneville. He is bronze and seems to be planning his next big thing! Also check out the 1901 Locomobile steam car in the bank lobby across the street.

[Jody Day, 02/13/2015]

Ben may be trying to figure out how he ended up all the way out in Oregon.

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Erratic Rock ParkErratic Rock Park, McMinnville, OR - 7 mi.
In the region:
Spinning Globe 65th Meridian Monument, Tualatin, OR - 25 mi.

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