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Studebaker National Museum

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Address: 201 S. Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone Number: +1 888-391-5600
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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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So interesting with vehicles including horse drawn

The Studebaker Museum I expected to be about Studebaker cars from the '50-60s, but it is so much more. It all started with settlers wagons (on display) from 1736-1868... read more

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Toledo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Studebaker Museum I expected to be about Studebaker cars from the '50-60s, but it is so much more. It all started with settlers wagons (on display) from 1736-1868. Interesting also with the presidential carriages and classics from 1934-1942. Studebaker vehicles were ahead of their time for many years with styling that included the round nose that represented a jet... More 

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South Bend
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I went here with small expectations. Figured it would be small and take maybe an hour, oh how wrong I was! We spent 3 hours here and then went back the next day for another 4 hours and still feel like we missed stuff! We were here during the Studebaker annual car show weekend so the place was very busy.... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

For me, my Uncle Jim with a bullet nosed Studebaker in 1956. We all have those memories, or want to have those connections with past. When we were number one and all things were possible. I would argue that it is still possible, but concede that the competition is greater. Three levels, wonderful content, allow 1.5 hours. Make me and... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had the opportunity to attend a wedding reception at the Studebaker Museum. The $8 entrance fee was waived for the attendees. In addition to the reception, the entire museum was open to the guests to tour at their leisure. The displays were very informative. The many cars and other displays showed the evolution of the company and its cars. They... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We attended a business function at the museum. They have many beautiful cars and wagons, even one that President Lincoln rode in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I am not a "car guy" by any stretch but I found this very interesting. From the days when they made wagons up to the end of the car company this comprehensive museum covers everything. The cars are beautiful and the period displays were really fun bringing back many memories. Don't miss it.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Filled with cars with commentaries for each and historical commentary on the company itself. Part of local history not to missed

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Read about this place in the AAA Tour Book. Thought it was just a Studebaker Museum, but we ended up buying admissions to both places - this & the Olivier Mansion. The Manson tour stated with a video, then a tour of the Worker House, and finally a tour if the Mansion. What we appreciated most was we saw 3... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum has a lot of Studebakers on display on two floors and the cars are changed out every week or so, so I guess if you are local and want to go there often, you could see more of the collection. It also contains the carriages of many of our Presidents in the 1800s, including the carriage that took... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It takes a couple of hours to do the entire Museum...$12 and that includes a tour of the Oliver Mansion...You may need to climb a few stairs but we'll worth the effort to peek into the Rich and Famous Lives of a Family so important to the community. In the museum you well be able to take a picture in... More 

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