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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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A Gear Heads dream.....

I came in last week, while I had about 2 hours free while on business. Having grown up in an Olds family, I knew that if my travels ever took me to Lansing, that I would have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I came in last week, while I had about 2 hours free while on business. Having grown up in an Olds family, I knew that if my travels ever took me to Lansing, that I would have to check out any heritage of the Oldsmobile, since that was their headquarters for nearly 100 years. So when I say this listing... More 

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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Having spent my formative years in Lansing, it was interesting to see the evolution of the auto industry, particularly Oldsmobile. The museum is well laid out and the vintage cars are beautifully restored and presented. When you compare an unrestored car on display, you know how much love and work has gone into the other vehicles.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Awesome place to see Oldsmobile. Wonderful Staff. Lots of volunteers that love to visit and talk with guests and each other about vehicles. Very easy to find. Lots and lots of things to see. We borrowed a wheelchair. Great job!!!!

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A great automotive museum pack full of Oldsmobile automobiles and a few other surprises. I enjoy looking at these old classic cars that were built here in Lansing Michigan. Need something to do, check it out and you won't be disappointed.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is ok for a short trip. Some cars are neat but it's not very big. Older folks may enjoy it better than families.

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Took our grandboys here two years in a row. Lots of cars from the past. This year was especially cool in that several employees of the car industry were there doing car maintenance so we were able to ask questions from the pro's.

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Menominee, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Im a Chrysler fan by nature but felt the need to check out the museum. Glad I did, interesting to see how many things he dabbled in other than cars in the early years, lawnmowers, snow blowers, boat motors anything and everything. you would be surprised. not to mention the very nice display of unrestored original cars and test engines... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited Memorial Day week. I think we were the only people in the museum. The museum covers the history of how the Oldsmobile Company came into existence. I would have liked to have seen more cars from the 50's and 60's but you can't fault the quality of the vehicles they do have. My favorite vehicle was the 1966... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you are a car buff, in any fashion, visit this jewel of a museum in Lansing, Michigan. Great cars and memorabilia showcasing the history of the Oldsmobile. Better yet, attend the Car Capital Auto Show in downtown Lansing on July 25th, featuring hundreds of classic and vintage cars, and take in the museum at the same time!

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South Lyon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My husband and I both enjoyed this museum. I was a bit disappointed that a military discount was not given but pricing for admission was not outrageous.

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

Thank you so much for visiting the museum, price of admissions is a board decision and after reading your review the board decided to give military discounts. We do also offer many other discounts too! Thanks again! More 

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