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Address: 240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone Number: +1 517-372-0529
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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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Great people, great place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Aaron R
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East Lansing, Michigan
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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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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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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Troy, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We spent about 1 1/2 hours reviewing the R.E. Olds' personal artifacts and the cars built in Lansing from the late 1880's. Both were interesting for me the history buff and my husband the car nut. Take the time to read the displays that describe how Mr. Olds made the transition from an engine manufacturer the head of a company... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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