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South Bend, Indiana: Trees Spell "Studebaker"

At a former test track for Studebaker -- now a park -- trees that were planted to spell "Studebaker" in 1937 are still in place. An attraction that could really use a mile-high observation tower.

Bendix Woods Park

Timothy Rd, South Bend, IN
Bendix Woods Park. West of the city. US Hwy 31 exit 73A. Drive west eight miles. Entrance to park on the left. On Timothy Rd, south of US Hwy 20.
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Sign about Studebaker Trees.

Trees Spell "Studebaker"

It's true this is not as exciting from the ground, but it is still worth a visit and a nice stroll to see the tall and mighty trees all lined up. There are signs that indicate which letter you are standing in front of, and large gaps between the trees create spacing between the letters.

[Luv2RV, 09/14/2023]
Bendix Woods - STUDEBAKER Trees

Bendix Woods County Park has trails, picnic areas, and is actually a very nice, mostly wooded park. The Studebaker sign is, of course, its claim to fame, and each letter of the sign is labeled. It's called Bendix Woods because Studebaker sold the woods and the test track to Bendix. Bendix then donated the woods to St. Joseph County.

[Jeff DeWitt, 08/27/2015]

Trees spell out STUDEBAKER.

Bendix Woods - STUDEBAKER Trees

Former test track for Studebaker. The trees planted to spell "Studebaker" in 1937 are still in place [and visible from the air].

[E Echtle, 11/25/2006]

Although it looks great from orbit, it's unlikely to be a very interesting ground level stop.

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