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Studebaker National Museum

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Address: 201 S. Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601
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+1 888-391-5600
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Studebaker National Museum

The Studebaker Museum was really great. We loved the great displays, and were pleasantly surprised of the history in this building. The presidential carriages with history's were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Studebaker Museum was really great. We loved the great displays, and were pleasantly surprised of the history in this building. The presidential carriages with history's were incredible. I loved the 1960's futuristic styles, as well as, the Studebaker wagon like my Grand father had. I loved this museum.

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Goshen, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First off i am a car guy.This is a great all around museum. My kids even enjoyed some of the displays. Their favorite parts was the old carriages and what looks like the assembly line. They do a great job of not only the displays but everywhere you look there is signs,advertising pieces and studebaker memorabilia. There is multiple stories... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum, focusing primarily on the history of the Studebaker, but with other cars displayed as well. You will learn how the company was started prior to the Civil War by the brothers who were blacksmiths, and how they grew the business to become arguably the premier builders of horse drawn carriages, On display is the actual... More 

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South Bend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gem of a museum. Tons of history ans staffed by enthusiasts from the South Bend area. Presidential carriages and generations of Studebaker vehicles. Special exhibits come and go that are always extremely well done. Presentations, special cocktail open houses are also held throughout the year. Can not recommend this venue enough.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do a wonderful job at the Studebaker National Museum, presenting a beautiful collection. There are Three levels. The main level takes you from the early years, pre-auto, including a presidential carriage collection, and autos, through the thirties. On level two you'll find 40s through the 60s. Often on the second level you'll find a special exhibit. A few years... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Studebaker cars are beautiful. This museum does an amazing job of displaying the carriages and cars. Exhibits are laid out chronologically and some are interactive. There is a pit crew area for the kids. This is a great place to take grandpa and the family. My favorite two exhibits are the Lincoln funeral carriage and the old car used in... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went through the old mansion first then to the Museum old films going in basement then to the Studebaker Museum. I'd say we were there for 4 hours could have been longer but some people were itching for a cocktail. Pop had worked at Studebaker's before becoming a policeman.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this museum many times. This is a great place to go for any car buff or Studebaker enthusiasts. They change inventory a number of times a year to keep it fresh. There is a kids area where they can put on a work schmoke and work on a car with sound effects. The car section of the... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Studebaker was first built during the great turn of the Century,1800-1963; First served as the heavy Conestoga Wagons used to cross the great plains of the Nation, a National Builder of the WWI First Aid Trucks, WWII introduced us to the famous Duce Half Truck ( 2 Ton and a half) that provided the Allies to defeat the Nazis... More 

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Lakeville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hosted a business dinner in the atrium at the Studebaker National Museum. Bonnie was so nice to work. She coordinated with our caterer to make our evening nice. It was very nice having the museum exhibits available before, during, and after our dinner that way people had something interesting to do while waiting for dinner to start and some... More 

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