Studebaker National Museum
Located at 201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601 The Studebaker National Museum pays tribute to the Studebaker car company and its vehicles. In addition to cars, the museum also displays other aspects of American history. It features a range of rotating exhibits, including war vehicles, presidential carriages, and automobile culture. The museum has an excellent collection of artifacts, including photographs, maps, and archival material.
The museum also features an impressive collection of automobiles, including the “Original Studebaker Collection,” which contains 33 classic vehicles. The museum also houses war vehicles from 1857 onward. One of the museum’s prized possessions is a Hudson Terraplane K Series Car. Other vehicles include a replica of a 1969 Dodge Charger.
The museum also has a James Dean exhibit, which was set up in the actor’s hometown in 1988. Visitors can view thousands of items from the actor’s personal collection. The exhibit is housed in an 1890 Victorian home. It features many colorful posters and models. The museum also features a replica of the 1934 Hagenbeck Wallace Circus.
The museum also features an interactive museum, which explains the history of the FBI. Visitors can learn about the FBI’s birth, as well as the advancements in crime fighting technology during the first thirty years of the twentieth century. The museum also offers family-friendly events. It also features a go-kart track for children.
The Studebaker National Museum also has a special collection of vehicles for children to play with. Children can take part in a miniature go-kart race. They can also explore a fully-operative H/O model railroad layout. Children can also experience a “Super Service Center,” which allows them to operate the brakes and doors on an actual vehicle. The museum is open year-round. More Museums and children and parent services
The museum also has an extensive collection of automobiles from the 1920s. Visitors can also find an original Studebaker wagon. The museum’s collection of vintage cars is comprised of sleek, classic cars. The museum’s display design creates a realistic effect. It is also located in a building that looks like a Studebaker dealership of the 1920s. It also has climate-controlled storage facilities for the vehicles.
The museum also features a collection of cars that have won the Indianapolis 500. Visitors can also see vintage motorcycles, racing paraphernalia, and other vehicles that set land speed records.
The museum also features a “Rolling Sculpture” collection of cars. These vehicles are worth a considerable amount of money, including the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which is considered the most valuable car in the world. There is also a replica of the 1969 Dodge Charger, which fans can sit in. Other vehicles include a Mercedes Benz, a Stutz, and a Ferrari.
The museum also features a collection that celebrates the early years of Lake County. Visitors can learn about the pioneer lifestyle of early Lake County residents, including homes and churches. Guests can also view artifacts and clothing from the early era of Lake County. The museum also features an early loom house and a blacksmith shop.