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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We were looking to kill some time while visiting Notre Dame university and came across this museum through TripAdvisor. This is a very nicely-done museum and expanded my very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking to kill some time while visiting Notre Dame university and came across this museum through TripAdvisor. This is a very nicely-done museum and expanded my very limited knowledge of the Studebaker Brand. Very informative and gave me a great appreciation of what the Studebaker family and their grasp of transportation, marketing, and innovation.

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South Bend, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very large clean facility, with a ton of stuff to see and learn about. was worth the funds to go and see this.

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Chicago
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love history and beautiful cars so this museum was very interesting to me. I even took my friends here who didn't wanted, but they changed their mind write from the begging and were very thankful for this exposure to US and Studabaker history. - 3 floors of cars! - next door: the Museum of History

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you are a Studebaker groupie, there is no match for this facitlity. In addition to loads of old cars, there is a full history of the brand, its achievemants and a local history of South bend that is part and parcel of the Studebaker automotive days. Many were not aware that Studebaker was a primary supplier of wagons long... More 

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

One of the most professionally curated museums I have visited. On par with The Smithsonian. Traced the history of the company but the narratives were slightly hard to follow. The basement had cars which were not on formal display but available for viewing, which was cool. Wish the Studebaker/Packard merger could of had more explanation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

What a great Museum - a must for any car buff or someone just interested in the history of a family owned wagon maker that became an innovative auto manufacturer.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

tons of cars on display. I liked this place. educational with the history and fun looking at the vintage cars. clean, well maintained-A good time

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Chock full of Studebaker vehicles, from the early wagons, through buggys, early cars, up to the end of Studebaker car manufacturing. If you like autos, auto history, or especially Studebakers, this is the place. After your visit, go out to supper at Tippecanoe Place, the restaurant in an old Studebaker mansion.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

An absolute wonderful museum and history of the Studebaker, from the 'autos through the manufacturing years. A definite must see when in town. National Studebaker Club congregates in South Bend and shows off their prize possessions-a treat for the residents of South Bend.

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Athens, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A great selection and history of Studebaker wagons and automobiles. When I visited they had a special exhibit of Abraham Lincoln's hearse and memorabilia. Rather small but good for a 2-3 hours visit.

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