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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.

335 NE 3rd St., McMinnville, OR
Downtown, on the northwest corner of NE 3rd and NE Davis Sts.
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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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Spruce Goose and Space MuseumSpruce Goose and Space Museum, McMinnville, OR - 2 mi.
Erratic Rock ParkErratic Rock Park, McMinnville, OR - 7 mi.
Tree to Tree Aerial Adventure CourseTree to Tree Aerial Adventure Course, Gaston, OR - 20 mi.
In the region:
10 Waterfalls - Walk Behind One, Silverton, OR - 35 mi.

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