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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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Plymouth, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Toms River, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
79 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

More for the Studebaker afficianato than for the average sightseer. However, hubby enjoyed reliving his youth and his first car (Studebaker) experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews 156 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a museum for old car buffs. Not real big but a nice collection of Studebaker cars and carriages from Studebaker. Nothing modern as the newest seemed to be the 1930's. This is with a Northern Indiana Historical society museum and the JD Oliver house. Did not get into the NIHS section as the house tour took a long... More

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Maryland, USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The museum traces the Studebaker family, their companies, industry in South Bend and the cars, carriages, and related memorabilia in a very nice building which shares a compound with other South Bend museums. Very attractive displays, nice gift shop. Not far off the turnpike and worth a visit if you like cars, or an interesting slice of Americana.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were passing through South Bend and were just going to spend a night on our way. Happened to look up what was in the area and found this museum and since my husband likes cars suggested we check it out. We were totally amazed and had such fun admiring an era when they knew how to make real classy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went to museum on or vacation and what a place that is, from first glance it appears to not be that substantial but once inside it actually takes up 3 entire floors. Beautiful cars and very educational as in they have many carriages of past presidents also. A must see if you in the area

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Farmington, Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a must...... even for non-car enthusiasts such as me. I was extremely impressed with both the collection and presentation of the cars. The historical section of the museum is very much worth it as well. The neighborhood setting for the museum is a bit odd, but that doesn't impact the museum itself. The facility is is beautiful. This... More

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Belleville, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Always been a fan of the Studebaker especially the Avanti. I had no idea this museum would consist of three floors and be as detailed as it was. There were wagons associated with presidents, cars of various shapes and sizes other then Studebaker, in depth information on just about everything. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

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Chula Vista, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You are allowed to sit in one of the old cars. Was amazed at the history and how they went out of business

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The museum is easy to find and is very interesting. Many of the cars are beautiful and there is a lot of good information about Studebakers.

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