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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933-1905
+1 517-372-0529
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Ranked #8 of 47 Attractions in Lansing
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The very first Oldsmobile ever made along with an entire Oldsmobile collection are on display at the museum named after automotive pioneer Ransom Eli... more » Owner description: The very first Oldsmobile ever made along with an entire Oldsmobile collection are on display at the museum named after automotive pioneer Ransom Eli Olds, who founded this make of car. « less
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Hamilton, Ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Obviously, this is a must if you love cars. If you find yourself anywhere near Lansing, Michigan you should really check this place out. It is not an overwhelmingly huge museum, but it does have some really nice examples of Olds vehicles from almost every era. They also have some surprisingly interesting exhibits of furniture and other belongings from the... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A very interesting museum. I visited with my husband and brother, who are both very into this kind of thing. I'm not a huge car person, but I still enjoyed myself. The museum is a lot bigger then it appears from the outside. We probably spent an hour and a half looking through it, and the price of admission is... More

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Saginaw, MI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We weren't sure what to expect but were in the area and decided to check it out. They had a good amount of vehicles on display and some memorable. You don't need more than an hour to view everything.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

a lot of great Olds cars, engines, machines, etc. not an overwhelming museum, just the right size. You could spend and hour here or several hours.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Much larger than it appears. Lots of cars and history here. Especially loved the old brick building that housed the museum and all the artifacts from the Olds factory. The staff was very friendly too. I would recommend this stop if you are in or near the area.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I grew up in an Olds family with my Dad being a Service Manager for many years, and my first car was a '64 Jetstar I. Great car! This museum is sooooo close to being an above average destination for Olds aficionados. There are many cars available for viewing but the descriptions, and other information is poorly displayed. I would... More

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Owosso, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

First of all, I must admit I'm not much of a car/mechanical person other than to admire how "pretty" some of them are. I visited this museum as a venue for a wedding reception. (which was such an AMAZING idea) When I arrived down the winding one way street, my first thought was how tiny this place was. But upon... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great Museum!! Great Price!!! Good look at oldsmobile in its Hay day. Friendly Staff!! Not anything to dislike.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I read a few reviews before going and some called this a small museum, so I thought we had time for a quick stop in - we ended up being here for about an hour and a half and would have stayed longer but we were already late to meet someone. There is a LOT in this museum and space... More

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A visit to Lansing would not be complete without a visit to this delightful, fairly small museum. Here you will see the development of the industry, beginning with the actual first Oldsmobile built in 1897. Whether you are an automotive buff (a must) or not, you will enjoy this wide display of vehicles, parts, advertising and promotion materials, and more,... More

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