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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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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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Very good auto museum

Great display of Olds and REO automobiles. Better displays and and a lot more artifacts than I expected. Can't beat a $7 adult museum admission. One of the best attractions in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great display of Olds and REO automobiles. Better displays and and a lot more artifacts than I expected. Can't beat a $7 adult museum admission. One of the best attractions in Lansing.

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

Thanks for visiting! Be sure to check us out next time you are in town, we are working on a couple of new exhibits! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This little museum packs quite a lot in! RE Olds family, early years, later years, what the company is best know for and more. Lots of interesting displays and fun cars to look at. The adults and kids that I took there found it very informative and enjoyable. The docents give great stories to add to the displays. $3 a... More 

Thank Michigancritter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Well-appointed quaint museum with lots of eye candy. Places like this showcase how America became great. Near other downtown Lansing treasures, which is a charming Michigan town.

Thank Aaron L
Waters, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Denise P
Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 

1 Thank Nicholas9334
Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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 

Thank Chipperhigh2
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 

Thank gerrtaz
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.

1 Thank Charles H
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

Thank Ladyteddy67
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 

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