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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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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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A must see!

This was a wonderful afternoon and so educational and informative about Studebaker, Bendix, and Oliver.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was a wonderful afternoon and so educational and informative about Studebaker, Bendix, and Oliver.

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Washington, DC
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There are fewer and fewer people alive who remember Studebaker automobiles. The story of the Studebaker brothers of South Bend, who founded a company that made carriages for Presidents and that grew into a major auto manufacturer is very American. The demise of the company in the 1960s also is an important story. The museum is well organized to show... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be a car nut to have fun here. The cars are great and the setting is easy to get around in. Don't forget to take pictures behind the wheel of the Studebaker convertible.

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South Bend, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whether or not you are a car buff, the museum is great to visit. Really cool historical vehicles along with the history of automobiles. It is great to see how the history of South Bend was affected by the car industry. Takes a couple hours to visit but not a whole day.

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Umea, Sweden
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It was fun to be able to monitor the cars' development over the years. Everything from horse-drawn carts to the cars of today.

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Prescott, Az.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you like old cars this is the place to see. These are cars that you won't see in many other museums. Great place to learn about the history of Studebaker.

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Dalton, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We took two extra days and an extra overnight in a hotel to visit the Studebaker Museum. We loved the Packard Museum in Dayton last year and thought this would be even better. The guide book said that the museum is open every day and we relied on that information. Imagine our surprise when we arrived at the door on... More 

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Vancouver
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I came to the Museum via an event hosted by Notre Dame University. The museum has 3 floors which contain an impressive collection of old West wagons, cars, motorcycles and other vehicles. If you are into cars or motorcycles and you come anywhere close to South Bend you would be nuts to miss this museum. It contains some incredible cars... More 

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Oklahoma
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Ever since I fist saw the Avanti, in the 60s I wanted one. But, of course, couldn't afford one. The first thing I did after going into the STUDEBAKER MUSEUM, was find one to look at then come back to the Souvenir Shop and purchase a beautiful turquoise 6 inch, Avanti. Going through the museum was very impressive. It reminds... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Layout of the museum was good and it was easy to follow the progression of Studebaker as a result. The exhibits were interesting.

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