The Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail

The Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail takes you on a path highlighting some of South Bend’s influential titans of industry. Their successful endeavors employed thousands of people and impacted the community from the factories and homes they built to the churches they funded.

Directional signage throughout the city will help you navigate the trail. Watch for signs at each site indicating your stopping location. Driving the entire trail will take approximately 90 minutes. Allow additional time for stopping at museums, etc.

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