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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Considering all the vehicles in this museum are Studebakers, it’s really a good size. For the most part, the cars are displayed quite nicely with views from various angles and nice display settings. The exception is downstairs on the lowest level where the cars are “stacked.” The top layer really can’t be viewed at all. Staff were quite knowledgeable about... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

For a mid- sized museum, it is well planned and the restored cars are beautiful! You can take your time or breeze through it and not feel as if you missed anything. Great place!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

a must when you visit South Bend. The house is beautiful and you will get an interesting account of the local history.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Never realized the important role Studebaker played in the history of our country. The number of vehicles and attention to detail added to the enjoyment. There is so much to see and learn you will want to put aside and hour or two. Very clean, well maintained with no shortage of very clean restrooms.

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Tanque Verde
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you like cars and automotive history, DO NOT MISS THIS MUSEUM. It is excellent. Great specimens from all phases of Studebaker, from carriages to early cars through the glory days of this marque. A lot of storyboards that give the story of the automaker that has been out of business for a half a century.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
96 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
70 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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