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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 must if you are interested in autos or history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Port Townsend, Washington
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Port Townsend, Washington
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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

Thanks for visiting and for the review! More 

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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East Lansing, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great museum and treasure in downtown Lansing. Please watch this 90 second spot I created with a few fellow students from Michigan State to get a better picture of the R.E. Olds Museum! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgR3EMvYYkY

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My visit to REO museum was like traveling in a time machine. Imagine that ,at the same time you can see a collection of beautiful cars of all eras, you can talk with the people that made them. Real people with real feelings about the proud of a perfect well done job. Don't miss this rare opportunity If you like... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this! More than just cars... Lots of history, personal artifacts, and of course, cars in all their glory... I had a 1958 Olds 98 in college... I had to go! seeing. Starts off with R. E. Olds personal items and some of his history. There are early engines, racing engines, automation ideas, and even some parts of factories.... More 

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Tolmezzo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Really interesting Museum. Easy to reach the place. Inside there is lot to learning about the History of Automobile, and the history of technology. I really liked to see models of cars that I never seen before. Like V88 Rocket at Nascar in 1953. Or REO Model of 1911.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Several historic pieces and many fascinating pieces of Olds, GM, and Lansing industry history. The location is perfect, just off the lansing river walk and near a park. Parking is very close to the building and free. Once inside you are walking a building that is older than most of the cars you are seeing. Starting off with some of... More 

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Montpelier, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband loves cars so we had the afternoon with nothing to do so we went to this Oldsmobile Car Museum. I liked it but my husband really liked it. It was very big but that's okay. I probably wouldn't go again but if you have a car enthusiast they would love this museum.

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