Tucson, Arizona: Franklin Motor Car Museum

The personal collection of the late Thomas H. Hubbard. In a dusty neighborhood, in a series of adobe buildings and creaky garages, the world's most complete line-up of a luxury automobile model that died during the Great Depression.

Address:
1405 E. Kleindale Rd, Tucson, AZ
Directions:
I-10 exits 254 or 256. Drive along the freeway to Prince Rd and turn east. Drive 3.5 miles, cross Mountain Ave., then make the next right onto Vine Ave. -- a dirt road. Drive south almost two blocks. The museum entrance will be on the left.
Hours:
W-Sa 10-4. Closed in summer. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
520-326-8038
Admission:
Adults $10.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Franklin Motor Car Museum

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Franklin Motor Car Museum

This is a fantastic museum hidden in the middle of Tucson. It's devoted to the beautiful, air-cooled, Franklin automobile which was manufactured by the H.H.Franklin Co of Syracuse from 1902-1934. The museum is the legacy of Thomas Hubbard who was a restorer, collector and leading authority on the car. We're not car buffs, but this place has such an amazing collection of most all Franklin models that it held our attention for almost two hours! A museum trustee gave us a great tour at no charge. Seasonal hours, so check first. Donations are appreciated and well deserved.

[Kelly & Jean, 01/27/2002]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Concrete Wine BottleConcrete Wine Bottle, Tucson, AZ - < 1 mi.
Junk Sculpture GardenJunk Sculpture Garden, Tucson, AZ - 1 mi.
Valley of the MoonValley of the Moon, Tucson, AZ - 1 mi.
In the region:
El Toro, the Brave Black Bull, Tucson, AZ - 6 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Arizona Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Roswell Alien Attraction Autopsy, Roswell, New Mexico (Jun 21-27, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now