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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 45 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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Saginaw, MI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Lansing, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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269 reviews 269 reviews
24 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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