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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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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.

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good history of Oldsmobile. Great variety of cars and engines. Don't judge by outside, it is bigger than it looks.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I'm a local and have been here 4 separate times, once when I was a kid, once as a teenager, and twice now that I'm in college. The staff is very friendly and the cars are really cool, and I'm not even a car person. It's an awesome piece of history.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This museum is great! I had such an awesome time experiencing Lansing's rich automotive history. There are so many classics to check out and I was amazed at the eccentric collection of cars and artifacts to view. Great job to the friendly staff too!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The R.E. Olds museum offers you the opportunity to see the vital role that Lansing played in Automotive History. The collection of REO Vehicles is second to none. If you're a history buff, a car buff, or a #LoveLansing buff, you are doing a disservice to yourself if you haven't taken the time to see this great museum full of... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I remember going on a field trip here in 3rd grade and having such a great time! Recently I came back to visit to see what has changed and I was thoroughly impressed with the selection of historical vehicles and the collection of pieces of history from Lansing's very own R.E. Olds. The staff is amazing and the atmosphere is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I always bring visitors here for a two hour visit. It is well laid out and presents history in a variety of ways from a number of perspectives. I was on the board in the 90's and am amazed how well the Museum has developed, telling the story of Lansing and the auto industry. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I teach an undergraduate class at MSU about technology and culture. We did a unit on the history of the automobile and I arranged a field trip to the R.E. Olds Museum. The tour was excellent. We had 1 hour and the tour started and ended on time which helped in the logistics involved in any field trip. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What a wonderful collection of Lansing built automobiles. A definite place to visit if you have an interest in History or Transportation. Ransom Eli Olds was an incredible man.

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

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A great museum to understand the history of Oldsmobile, the RE Olds family and the car culture within Lansing and Michigan. Was very surprised to see the range of vehicles from early 20th century into the 21st century. A wonderful spot for families or individuals who are looking to do something for a couple of hours.

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