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Studebaker National Museum

201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
+1 888-391-5600
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Studebaker Museum

This is quite a museum even if you don't like Studebaker cars. Every era of the company is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RayGCincinnati_OH
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Cincinnati, OH
Studebaker more than just cars

This is a great small museum. We went here years ago when it was in the Freeman Spicer Studebaker... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michigansnow2018
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Travel through over a century of transportation history. See the rise of the Studebaker Corporation from its beginnings in small South Bend Blacksmith Shop. Admire over 50 vehicles which tell the Studebaker story and display iconic styling.
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  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (32 reviews)
“beautiful cars” (25 reviews)
“horse drawn” (20 reviews)
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201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
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+1 888-391-5600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is quite a museum even if you don't like Studebaker cars. Every era of the company is represented from their first vehicle in 1835 - a Conestoga wagon - to their final car in 1966. Lotsof classics from the 1930's. They have carriages used...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great small museum. We went here years ago when it was in the Freeman Spicer Studebaker dealership and found it to be very interesting. What struck me then as now is not only did Studebaker make cool cars models but also airplane...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for an activity on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon during a recent visit to the area. Since my husband is a "car guy", I suggested we take in the museum. What a wonderful afternoon we had learning about the progression of the...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to learn here about the evolution of horse drawn carriages into car. Many early models from 1900-1930's to compare. Attached to the local history museum.

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like cars, history or both this is the place. It takes the history of South Bend and weaves with it the history of the Studebaker. Great for kids. And if you have time the next day ( as this museum takes most of...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Studebaker Museum is much more than just automobiles, even though it does display many, many models from the turn of the 20th century to the end of its production run in 1966. From the commencement of the Studebaker brothers earliest wagon and carriage manufacturing,...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I am not a car person, but I decided to take my husband who is. He enjoyed his visit. I was surprised that I also had a good time. I think I enjoyed the numerous wagons better than the cars.

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dragged the wife on another museum trip. Her understanding of studebaker’s came from “American Pickers.” We both enjoyed the displays and really learned the history of these beautiful automobiles and the impact on South Bend. I would say that this is not an all day...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are happy you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has many great Studebakers on exhibit and is well worth the trip for anyone who is interested in Studebakers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are not familiar with the Studebaker automobile and family, you should be. This museum gives you all the information and has a nice display of Studebaker vehicles and paraphernalia. This museum is smaller than the facility vacated a number of year back, so...More

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I think they advise you to book the tour for the history museum ahead of time. The day we were there we did not book ahead of time and had to wait about 30 minutes for a tour. However while we were waiting another group... More
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Just spoke to the museum. You can use the campus admission ticket on back-to-back days.
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