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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My husband is an old auto enthusiast so I get to tag along on his visits to many car museums. This museum has a collection of Studebakers from horse-drawn buggies to the early 1960s autos. The best part is the displays are organized chronologically and well-annotated to tell the entire story of the company. Don't miss the basement where they... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What fun to spend a couple of hours learning about and looking at Studebaker autos. The history of the Studebaker family is interesting and the cars on display have been beautifully restored. There's even an opportunity for you to take you picture in a gorgeous red convertible!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very nice museum. Not over powering, but easy to get through without being exhausted. For car buffs, it is a must.

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various
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fun and interesting day at the museum, great collection! Been to many, many antique and vintage car museums and this one is greatt!

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Jericho, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Great collection of antique and vintage cars. Well worth the visit. Doesn't have the glitz of big city museums, but face it, what else are you going to do in South Bend Indiana?

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you like cars and history, this is the place to go. Great historical walk thru Studebaker history from horse carriage to auto; some one of a kind cars and definitley a great afternoon.

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Chicago, IL
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Studebaker National Museum is full of history, spectacular cars and all sorts of things you would not expect to see. My favorite car was from the first Muppet Movie.

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South Bend, Indiana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If you love automobiles, don't drive past South Bend without stopping to visit the Studebaker Museum. There's plenty to fascinate any car and/or history buff. The Studebakers were active long before the advent of the auto. They built wagons and carriages--and the museum features a carriage they built for Abraham Lincoln while he was president. But, of course, most of... More

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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Beautiful museum, full of amazing cars and tons of history. See the Studebaker family's covered wagon, the last Studebaker ever built, Abraham Lincoln's carriage he took to Ford's Theater, and the car used in the filming of the Muppet Movie! Three levels of fun in a perfectly laid out, well lit space. Be sure to take a listen to some... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I took my antique automobile club consisting of 18 members to tour this facility as part of the complete Center for History tour. Museum is very well presented, well lit and a great place to visit. Even if you are not a car buff, you will still appreciate the history of the Studebaker family and their contribution to our American... More

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