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Studebaker National Museum

Address: 201 S. Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone Number: 888-391-5600
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This tribute to the now-defunct Studebaker automobile exhibits over 75 vehicles that span the...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This tribute to the now-defunct Studebaker automobile exhibits over 75 vehicles that span the 114-year history of the company, from the Studebaker family's Conestoga Wagon to the final car to roll off the assembly line.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Discover the history of transportation! See a Conestoga wagon, Presidential carriages (including Abraham Lincoln's), trucks, cars, and army vehicles! The museum's size is great for families with grade school or younger children and senior citizens! Also visit the Center of History with a tour of the 38 room Oliver Mansion of 1897.

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South Bend, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Parents were in from out of town visiting and we decided to check out the museum for our first time. What a pleasant surprise. The museum was very well laid out and had a lot of very nice exhibits many of which brought back nice memories for my parents. We all learned a lots about the history and never realized... More 

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south bend, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a very fun museum. They have rearranged things and there is more to see. Sometimes there are activities. I have rented out a room for birthday parties when the kids were young. A good variety of cars, pictures, history, documents of the Studebakers. They played a large part in the development of South Bend. Many people from Europe... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is inexpensive for a family rainy day outing. So much to see with great variety, (Studebaker's, motorcycles, WW1, A League of Their Own, and more). 12/27/2014

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Impressive collection of historic carriages and cars. By the time I got to the "last Studebaker," I was not only engaged but even a little sad. Definitely worth a visit! Don't miss Abraham Lincoln's carriage that was his last ride to the Ford Theatre.

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Medina, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Toured the huge museum and the Oliver Mansion which is on the grounds and has everything in it original to 1896 when it was built. The 38 room mansion can be toured along with admission to the Studebaker Museum for a very low combination price. Senior citizens get a NICE discount too! Both the Museum and Mansion are well worth... More 

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Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Ditto to all the great reviews of this wonderful museum. It’s not just about automotive history but also a great story of how a business evolved and survived for well over 100 years and how businesses and individuals had to adapt during the World Wars. At the time of this writing there is an impressive World War 1 exhibit that... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Enjoyed looking at all the cars and learning about the history of the car industry in Indiana. Managed to take pics sitting in one of the cars :)

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a great place to learn a bit about local history. You can see the pprogression of the Studebaker wagons to cars and how the city of South bend grew around this production. If you do not enjoy history or cars, this is not the place for you.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You don't have to like cars to like this place. Very well done, great lighting, fabulous vehicles. Really special. Very friendly folks helping out. Highly recommended. Plan to spend at least an hour here.

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