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Studebaker National Museum

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Address: 201 S. Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone Number: 888-391-5600
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description: This tribute to the now-defunct Studebaker automobile exhibits over 75...
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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AMERICA's PAST - DO YOU EVEN KNOW ABOUT THIS CAR?

Great museum and I am really happy to see that they built a new one for Studebaker. The old museum went into disrepair. This new one is a MUST-SEE. This is a huge part of not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Chicagoland
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250 reviews 250 reviews
37 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great museum and I am really happy to see that they built a new one for Studebaker. The old museum went into disrepair. This new one is a MUST-SEE. This is a huge part of not only South Bend's heritage but the American Heritage as well. The Studebaker Brothers built specialty wagons before automobiles and then went into building cars.... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Looking for something fascinating in South Bend after you've seen Notre Dame? Don't miss this museum. It's about so much more than just cars, although there are plenty of those. You will get a real history of South Bend and the role it played in America's industrial revolution.

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Mears, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a fascinating museum telling the history of Studebaker. Many excellent examples of their cars, trucks and carriages, including the one Lincoln took to Ford's Theatre. If you have any interest in transportation history, you won;t be disappointed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The temple of all things Studebaker. It's a little cluttered, but worth poking around in. It's an interesting collection of Studebaker cars and trucks over the years. And although I'm a car buff, I found the horse-drawn vehicles,including some that jockeyed around Presidents of the United States, interesting as well.

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woodstock, illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I found out about this museum via AAA. While visiting a friend in Indiana we decided to come visit the museum. What a wonder museum. the history of the Studebaker family and and cars were so interesting. We spend close to 3 hours walking around reading and looking at these beautiful cars, we could have stay longer but the museum... More 

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goshen ind
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been a auto restorer for 46 years, this is one of the best museums I have been in, nice layout, good quality of displays. This is a must see when visiting South Bend. Thank You South Bend

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Seffner, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
67 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My grandfather drove a Studebaker Turtle so I was interested in learning the history of Studebaker. What I found was Studebaker was so far ahead of their time their customers could not understand what they were buying. I enjoyed seeing the progression of the different models. In the basement they had more cars/trucks that they could switch out so the... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Studebaker National Museum does a great job of telling the story of the now defunct Studebaker auto brand. On our south east road trip we visited the Tupelo Automobile Museum, a very impressive collection of antique autos, but nothing fancy, the cars are on display in a very large garage just parked in rows. On our recent mid west... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place to take your kids to help them grasp 'local history' and it's impact on history overall, not just nationally, but internationally, as well. They get to see some cool cars and learn about the car itself and it's place in the history of the auto industry and the U.S...There are stars' cars, historically significant cars... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The layout of the museum is great and welcoming. From the entry area through the history walk and exiting, the visitor will have a great time.

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