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Studebaker National Museum

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Address: 201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
Phone Number: 888-391-5600
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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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an interesting multi floored museum dedicated to the studebaker vehicles and the history of the family. plan about 2+ hrs to see it all. very interesting and very nice people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

an interesting multi floored museum dedicated to the studebaker vehicles and the history of the family. plan about 2+ hrs to see it all. very interesting and very nice people.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's always fun to take people who appreciate old cars through the Studebaker National Museum. They have a wide range of great vehicles and some rare ones that make the trip a great one. Taking people who know their cars is even better, and it's a trip down memory lane for those who came from the Studebaker era and can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here on my trip as was a must. 3 floors of classic cars through the generations. Easy access great value for money also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three floors of Studebaker vehicles and the history of the Studebaker family and their business. It takes about 2 hours to see the exhibits in this museum. For anyone with an interest in the history of the automobile, this is a must see.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had friends in town for the weekend and made inaugural trip to SNM between church and late lunch. What a pleasant surprise. Although there were a few tour buses, museum did not feel crowded. Excellent display of Studebaker and other vintage cars. Very knowledgeable docents provided information tidbits beyond the well prepared signage. Highly recommend a visit!

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the way place to find but well worth 2 to 3 hour visit. Few people probably know the history of the Studebaker. Take the time to read the plaques and watch the videos. The buggy that Lincoln rode the night he was killed is there. Car buffs will find this interesting to tell others what happened to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the museum. Learned a lot about Studebaker. Enjoyed the Presidential carriage section the most.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, their website warns about construction in the area. Believe it! The direct route to the museum was completely closed during August of 2016 and I don't know how much longer it will be like that, but it was a very significant detour through random residential neighborhoods in order to get there, and I'm very glad I was warned... More 

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Cadott, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling thru Indiana and we decided to stop at the Studebaker Museum. To our surprise, we stayed over 2 hours, 3 floors of time travel. Basement is were to start, the early years are fascinating. Two more floors to explore. Great signage, information was so informative. I have some super pics and great memories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

South Bend, as a city, has a really rich history that people travelling through may not know about. But even for a South Bend lifer who knows the city through and through, the Studebaker National Museum is a must-see. Obviously, you're going to see some cool cars. It may be cliched to say, but they simply don't make cars like... More 

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