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Studebaker National Museum

201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
+1 888-391-5600
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Pleasantly surprised

We were looking for an activity on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon during a recent visit to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
happytraveler49
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Michigan
The history of cars

Lots to learn here about the evolution of horse drawn carriages into car. Many early models from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D3336HDkevinp
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • 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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"president lincoln"
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"oliver mansion"
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"carriage collection"
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Reviewed 2 days 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 yesterday

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Reviewed 1 week 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 6 days ago

Thanks for visiting. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 2 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knew nohting about the museum until I saw it on a map and decided to take a detour off I-80 as a break on the trip to Chicagoland. A real mix of local /midwest history, the studebaker company, and the indsutrialists of that locale and...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 4 weeks ago

We recently visited the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend and it exceeded our expectations. It not only includes a great history of the Studebaker autos, but includes a history of the whole Studebaker family. Theirs is a large family and an interesting look into...More

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

We are so happy that you had an amazing experience!

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Response from Tracie M | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Smudgecats | Reviewed this property |
Just spoke to the museum. You can use the campus admission ticket on back-to-back days.
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