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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

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Address: 240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone Number: +1 517-372-0529
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

From rare vehicles like REO, Star, Durant, and Viking to classic...

From rare vehicles like REO, Star, Durant, and Viking to classic Oldsmobiles, buggies, bicycles, aviation endeavors, trucks and engines- enjoy the excitement of transportation history!

See why we are rated one of "The Ten Best Automobile Museums in the United States" exhibiting a small collection, by Car Collector Magazine.

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This museum is a must see for car buffs. The classic cars are beautifully displayed in the historical space. Parking is easy. This is fun for the whole family if interested in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denise P
Waters, Michigan
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Waters, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a must see for car buffs. The classic cars are beautifully displayed in the historical space. Parking is easy. This is fun for the whole family if interested in cars through history.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Olds museum is tucked away in downtown Lansing. The admission cost is minimal. Several of the old cars are noted in original condition. R.E.Olds' first car is displayed behind glass. You are able to view the interior of the cars as well. Also noteworthy is that different cars are rotated, according to donors. Car owners will loan the museum... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is a fun place to visit. A great collection of autos are on display along with related items. Nice laid out. You can take as much time as you like to view the museum. My last visit was with a group of senior friends. We spent almost 4 hours looking. If you are in the... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Lots of cars in a very small museum. From the first steam car to the modern oldsmobile. Like the different engines that were on display, from the last V-8 off the assembly line to stationary steam engines. Paid 15 dollars for the family to go in. Enjoyed all the old cars and items from the Olds family. You will be... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you are interested in cars, especially Oldsmobile and R.E.O., this is a terrific little museum. It's only $7.00 for adults ($5.00 for seniors) and well worth the price of admission. The place is packed with cars, engines, and history of Ransom Eli Olds and his family. It's kid friendly.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to take the family's to be able to learn about the car that put Lansing Michigan on the map

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Nice collection of the history of Oldsmobile. I think the location could be better like in the Story Olds dealership building rather than tucked away in the corner but at least it's still open. Check Groupon for a membership deal that is usually what admission to most places would be!

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LansingAutos, Front Office Manager at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, responded to this review

If you know of any locations that would be willing to house the Museum in a better location, please let us know. Thanks for visiting! More 

Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great little museum where you can learn a lot about Oldsmobile. Lots of cars and stories about the origin of this brand. The easiest way to find it, is through the Lansing Center parking garage. Pass through without going into the parking, and the museum is on the far side by the turn around. I actually found it by accident... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Although we live in the City of Lansing and have family that has worked in the auto industry for decades, our recent visit was our first. What a surprise! It looks small from the outside but opens up almost magically to what seems to be an old warehouse. On display is the history of the Olds family, years of product... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Hadn't realized the Olsmobile had its origins in Lansing until I read about this museum in the AAA Tour Book. Are we ever glad we went! Entrance fee is $7/adults and is well worth it. Free parking. Small gift shop. Inside the museum you'll learn about RE Olds and his decades long involvement the automobile industry first with Oldsmobile (and... More 

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