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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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30 helpful votes 30 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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32 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Destin, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Museum is free, well maintained, and if you like cars just don't miss this! Cafe available looked very nice.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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