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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Cool cars in the land of Notte Dame

On our return from Grand Rapids, MI we stopped at the Studebaker National Museum. South Bend is home to the Figjting Irish but also to the now defunct Studrbaker automobile. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

On our return from Grand Rapids, MI we stopped at the Studebaker National Museum. South Bend is home to the Figjting Irish but also to the now defunct Studrbaker automobile. There several mint condition Studebaker automobiles plus the one used in The Muppets Movie with Fozzie Bear inside it. They also had a special exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is the mecca for Studebaker lovers--but oh! so much more is there, too! The cars are great and you will learn a lot about the PRE-car years that you didn't know--all the money for the house (& dynasty) was from WAGONS! There are also several side museums on transportation, women's baseball and Indiana history....we were there a loooong time!

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed viewing history of the Studebaker and got to tour the Oliver mansion. military discount available.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are 2 museums at this location - Called The Museums at Washington and Chapin or The Studebaker National Museum The Center for History Trip Advisor only lists the one museum The 2 museums have separate fees or you can do a special combo fee - they are connected by a central registration area. The Center for History included a... More 

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South Bend, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A car lovers dream! From early Studebaker wagons and cars plus classic cars of other makes. Gie yourself time, It is well worth it.

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Red Oak, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An amazing museum. Take the house tour; the family left it to the history center and they have maintained it beautifully. The cars are well cared for and plentiful and we saw the Lincoln memorial when we were there.

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Portage, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The exhibits are really well done - and they are labelled well. One gets a good sense of the history behind the auto mobile industry in South Bend!

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Springfield, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

interesting even to someone who's not a car fanatic. Great way to understand the history of transportation in US and South Bend's role in it.

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Willowbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Interesting museum if you like antique cars. Displays are nicely done. Friendly staff, very welcoming

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited the museum on June 9. There is a free parking lot in front of the museum (on Thomas street). You can purchase a ticket for the museum or decide to take a combo-ticket for 2 more dollars to visit the History Museum on the same site. There are 3 levels to visit. Elevators are available. Check their website... More 

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Additional Information about Studebaker National Museum

Address: 201 S. Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone Number: 888-391-5600
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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