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Studebaker National Museum

201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
+1 888-391-5600
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Not just for car buffs.

The museum had well presented displays of not only the historical development of the Studebaker... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marsha C
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Litchfield, Maine
Small, but Well Presented

This is a very well put together small museum. They offer some kind of 3 in 1 pass for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LifeisTooShort69
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Kalamazoo, 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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  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful cars” (24 reviews)
“horse drawn” (19 reviews)
“car buffs” (18 reviews)
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201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601-2521
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

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

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.

Reviewed 11 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 4 weeks ago

Happy you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime!

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 4 weeks ago
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Happy you all enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

My mom and I visited on a Saturday and were pleasantly surprised by how much there is to see here. The Studebaker Museum is next to the Oliver Mansion, so we toured the mansion as well. It was impressive! When the last original Oliver family...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

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

Reviewed 25 October 2017

The cars combined with the history of the era made this a great stop. Definitely take the Oliver Mansion house tour while onsite.

Thank christaseoul
Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for visiting. Come back anytime!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Enjoyed our visit to this South Bend Museum. Well-done exhibits covering many different areas of interests.

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

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

Reviewed 7 October 2017

My family of ten adults all found something to enjoy. My niece enjoyed the women's baseball league, my brother the mechanic loved all the various cars from all eras. As Canadians we appreciated the last studebaker ever made in Hamilton, Ontario.It is a well designed...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

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

Reviewed 27 September 2017

When I was a kid (late teens, early twenties) I owned four Studebakers. I loved these cars. They were beautiful, reliable, and one of them was crazy fast. SO, when we planned our recent road trip to Madison, WI, we built i a stop to...More

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Maria T, Public Relations Manager at Studebaker National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back anytime!

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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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Jessie P
29 May 2017|
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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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