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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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History of the Oldsmobile brought to life

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Midland, Michigan
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DeWitt, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Michigan
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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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Additional Information about R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

Address: Address: 240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone Number: +1 517-372-0529
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Lansing
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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