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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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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The museum is easy to find and is very interesting. Many of the cars are beautiful and there is a lot of good information about Studebakers.

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Augusta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had no idea that South Bend was home to Studebaker autos. They have done an amazing job with the collection of wagons, carriages, carts and cars at this museum. There are many historically important vehicles here. It was fun to see all of the different cars they made under the name of Studebaker. I had no idea. We coupled... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We spent about two hours here, could have easily spent another hour. The Abraham Lincoln buggy was amazing. So glad we were able to see it before they lend it out to the Smithsonian. The only thing we felt they could improve on as a whole is rearranging the car exhibits so the cars can be viewed from both the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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