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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933-1905
517-372-0422
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Ranked #7 of 43 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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Oak Park, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I'm not much of a car person, actually I know absolutely nothing about them. But I loved this museum, it was so neat to see how cars were made back in the olden days. There's also a gorgeous mural that I guess used to be in REO town (I was told this was the place where REOS were made). I... More

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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261 reviews 261 reviews
23 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

What a neat place! Admission was only $8 for the two of us (not sure if that included a senior discount or not). So many interesting and original items. There are many automobiles in the original condition--not restored and still pristine! I don't know much about cars but found it very interesting. My husband really enjoyed it and he's more... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Brother in Law, Bill Adcock, is the director of the museum and they could not have chosen a more perfect man (or woman) for the job. He is the biggest antique car enthusiast I have ever met. He has been the proud owner of a (I think) 1929 Cord, a BMW Izeta and various other classics. This was an Oldsmobile... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

What a cute little gem this was to stumble across! One of my first trips to lansing we were just exploring and this turned out to be a great way to spend an hour or so. The museum is not very big, so don't plan for a full day there or anything, but if you like old cars you'll really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you. Like to see the history of the automobile. The collection covers all of the vehicles built by both the Oldsmobile and the REO auto companies. It is interesting to see how Mr. Olds turned a local wagon builder into a major national car company. It is located close to downtown Lansing... More

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