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Studebaker National Museum

201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
+1 888-391-5600
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Lots of cars!

There are some wonderful cars here! They really made cars with style long ago. The details are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Davidamy617
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Novi, Michigan
Some great cars

Very modern museum but, nonetheless, elegant. I am not a car freak but learned that 2 of our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LYDIA K
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PLYMOUTH
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (30 reviews)
“beautiful cars” (24 reviews)
“horse drawn” (19 reviews)
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201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are some wonderful cars here! They really made cars with style long ago. The details are lovely and the color choices are ones we wish we had today. We didn't know much about Studebaker cars before, but know we do! This is a must...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very modern museum but, nonetheless, elegant. I am not a car freak but learned that 2 of our presidents had their "last" rides in Studebakers. Spooky! I know it's weird but it seemed to foreshadow the death of the company. You'll have to judge for...More

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

Thanks for visiting. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in South Bend, Indiana looking for something to do this is definitely a way to spend your morning or afternoon. My husband and I took in the Studebaker museum during our Thanksgiving vacation to see his family in Indiana. We loved the...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about the Studebaker National Museum and decided to come to South Bend with two of my grandkids to check out the museum. None of us were disappointed. It was easy to find and reasonably priced. The staff was excellent, especially the docent...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited. We aren't car people, but we had a good time. We got 3 museums for $12. They took up a lot of time and we learned a lot. The Studebaker Museum was a good place for my photographer husband. There...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The museum had well presented displays of not only the historical development of the Studebaker business, but also of other important early equipment used in the growth of early American enterprises in the area. Names that became well known not only in Indiana, but across...More

Thank Marsha C
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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a very well put together small museum. They offer some kind of 3 in 1 pass for $12.00/adult which is a good value all things considered to keep you busy a few hours. There was the Studebaker, History Museum, and then the Oliver...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. At the Studebaker National Museum, we display cars of other makes in an effort to reach new audiences who may have never heard of Studebaker. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

One of four car and truck museums we visited on this trip, this one was my least favorite. The main auto display area was poorly lit and very crowded with cars, other objects, and information displays. You couldn’t walk around the cars so couldn’t see...More

Thank Heather L
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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have ways we could improve visits for you in the future.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Only had about an hour to see it all but made the most of it. So many cars to see up close and personal. Great displays and fun facts everywhere. They even had some of the concrete logo decoration from the old factory. My personal...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Happy you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Visited this unique facility with local adults & teenagers as well as visitors from Germany. the story of the Studebaker corporation highlights the rise of the american automobile industry and has a captivating approach with many exhibits & personal accounts which draw visitors into the...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017
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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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