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Ben Franklin


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Founded in 1877, Ben Franklin operates as a retail store. Located in East Tawas, Mich., it offers customers a wide range of products in the categories of crafts, art supplies, hardware, gifts, sporting goods and housewares, to name a few. This includes floating lanterns, mobile tool chest, letter openers, compact desktop calculators, file/storage cabinets, tables, desks/workstations, etc. In addition, Ben Franklin provides other items in categories, such as toys, automotive, lawn/garden, food/snack, fashion accessories and m... read more

Location details

138 Newman St, East Tawas, MI, 48730, United States

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Mon9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tue9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wed9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thu9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fri9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sat9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sun10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4.71,163 reviews
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John Beattie 
recommend  Recommended
3 years ago

Cool old place! fun to shop and look around! 

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Megan Schwarze Johnson 
4 years ago

Crowded store. No social distancing. Way too many people. Barely any patrons wore masks and none of the workers did. 

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Janice Ensminger Bullock 
recommend  Recommended
4 years ago

You can find items you can't find anywhere else. 

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Denise Caswell 
recommend  Recommended
4 years ago

Awesome store with cute, unusable things. Love the earrings and glass paper weights lets call them. They have a few images inside suspended in air. Bought 2 different ones last year for family and then once I gave them away I wanted them too and figured I'd buy them this year. Good luck and hope you open soon in not maybe you could do online ordering!! 

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Lynne Elizabeth 
recommend  Recommended
4 years ago

One of the many hidden gems of this little lakeside community!❤️❤️ 

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Abbie Bella 
recommend  Recommended
4 years ago

everytime I go north for the weekend, I have to stop in and see what Jem I can find. love that place been going there since i was a CHILD. and now I have passed it on to my children. WONDERFUL STORE 

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Laura Sokol Lupa 
recommend  Recommended
4 years ago

it is an absolute blast going thru this store. they gave all kinds of souvenirs, beach items and toys. so much fun 

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Jaime Eduardo Jr. 
4 years ago

Loved the store from being an out of towner, but when I saw all those “MAGA” merchandise I was really disappointed and it made me feel not welcomed. How sad. 

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Shirl Hall 
recommend  Recommended
4 years ago

Thanks Laura to you and all your staff for making our shopping experience so awesome. I love your store❤ 

Frequently asked questions about Ben Franklin

How is Ben Franklin rated?

Ben Franklin has a 4.7 star rating with 1,163 reviews. 

When is Ben Franklin open?

Ben Franklin is open now. It will close at 8:00 p.m.  

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