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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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Good combination of local history and Studebaker. Wish they would have included more about the factory itself. I had worked there both in the factory and the offices--in the... read more

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

Good combination of local history and Studebaker. Wish they would have included more about the factory itself. I had worked there both in the factory and the offices--in the administration building on south Main St.It was one of the highest paying employers in the area.The cars had a lot of innovations and was first with the "hill-holder" for stick shift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is rear to have such a rich collection of elegant antique cars under one roof. The lighting and the setup accent cars’ craftsmanship and design’s gracefulness. I find it very enjoyable. It is an excellent place for enthusiasts to take close-up detail photos.

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Portland, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I own a 1963 Avanti and had never visited the Studebaker Museum. I thought is was time to find out more about the history of the short-lived Avanti. Very interesting and informative displays. Picked up some Avanti souvenirs, too, of course.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this museum exceeded our expectations. It is a very well laid out building and the displays begin with the original horse drawn wagons, progress to the early automobiles and proceed to the modern era when Studebaker shut down in the mid-sixties. Along the way, you learn interesting things such as the white child's hearse that was prevalent in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From wagons and carriages through electrics and EFM to the Avanti, the story is told and the vehicles are there. Great collection! Wish there had been a little more on the Loewy Studio. Light on the Packard years, but that was a short lived adventure. Not to be missed.

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really well laid out. The captions are quite descriptive. There is so much to see. I liked the addition of artifacts beyond Studebaker but representative of South Bend to add to local flavor. Give yourselves plenty of time to see all the museum parts. There are two houses with guided tours, a gallery of household paraphernalia through... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though Studebaker was before my time, I still enjoyed seeing the progression of the Studebaker business. There are 120 vehicles, with approximately 70 on display at one time. I enjoyed seeing the wagons, carts, trucks, and buggies that made the Studebaker's famous. The collection is beautiful, and you will take a step back in time!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the South Bend area and decided to visit this museum. Wow! There is so much to see! The museum takes you through the history of Studebaker. We also enjoyed seeing the carriages that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln & Marquis de Lafayette. It was really neat to see the advancement in the design of these beautiful Studebakers... More 

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near Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very enjoyable museum that is big enough to fill the eye with information, the heart with memories, and the shopping bag with nifty items -- but it's not so big that you get lost in it or feel exhausted when you come out. The occasional presentations in the auditorium are fun and informative, and the grounds are... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cars...great history..lots of great things to learn about with the cars..we loved the attached history museum with the TRS 80.. that I used to own..lol

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