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Studebaker National Museum

201 S. Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601
888-391-5600
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Acton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Studebaker Museum and was worth every penny! When the docent did not know the answer to the question I asked, he went out of his way to find the answer! (Where did the Studebaker's originate in Germany? Answer: Solingen) The displays were professionally staged, using the vehicles of the era. Very well done!... More

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Lucas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a must-see museum for any car buff or anyone who grew up in the forties or fifties. However it is enjoyable for all. It is dedicated to Studebakers which pioneered many innovations in the early years of the automobile and produced some of the most stylish and inventive cars in the late forties and early fifties. The Studebaker... More

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Poulsbo, Washington
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55 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you like cars, you need to come to the museum. I had fun walking around and seeing such beautiful cars. I liked some of the history there too

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you're visiting the South Bend area, and are car or history aficionado, you need to visit this museum. They've got a surprisingly great collection of cars from the past. I don't know that small children will enjoy the visit, but my 12-year-old enjoyed it, as well as my parents. It's a little off the beaten track but it's worth... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Considering all the vehicles in this museum are Studebakers, it’s really a good size. For the most part, the cars are displayed quite nicely with views from various angles and nice display settings. The exception is downstairs on the lowest level where the cars are “stacked.” The top layer really can’t be viewed at all. Staff were quite knowledgeable about... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

For a mid- sized museum, it is well planned and the restored cars are beautiful! You can take your time or breeze through it and not feel as if you missed anything. Great place!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

a must when you visit South Bend. The house is beautiful and you will get an interesting account of the local history.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Never realized the important role Studebaker played in the history of our country. The number of vehicles and attention to detail added to the enjoyment. There is so much to see and learn you will want to put aside and hour or two. Very clean, well maintained with no shortage of very clean restrooms.

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Tanque Verde
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you like cars and automotive history, DO NOT MISS THIS MUSEUM. It is excellent. Great specimens from all phases of Studebaker, from carriages to early cars through the glory days of this marque. A lot of storyboards that give the story of the automaker that has been out of business for a half a century.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have lived in Northern Indiana for 20 years and went to the new museum for the first time a couple weeks ago. After visiting I am upset than I waited so long. It had much more than I expected. I must see for car guys and military buffs.

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