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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

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Address: 240 Museum Drive, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone Number: +1 517-372-0529
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Lots of Cars

The museum staff were friendly and really organized. A lot of pictures to take and well worth the visit. Take a careful look at each car :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum staff were friendly and really organized. A lot of pictures to take and well worth the visit. Take a careful look at each car :)

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LansingAutos, Manager at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We often change our exhibits around so plan a trip again sometime :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a cool little museum with a pretty extensive collection of beautiful cars and all sorts of other mechanical things R.E. Olds was involved with. A lot of neat things to see even if you're not that into cars. Staff were great and coming here with a young child was fine, although if there were a way to put in... More 

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LansingAutos, Manager at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! Creating more hands-on, interactive exhibits is definitely something we are working on and we appreciate the constructive feedback! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had driven past this place countless times. I never figured it had much inside. After looking at the website which claimed over 100 cars, I was a little surprised. We decided to go with my in-laws. It was alright. There is a little bit about the history of Oldsmobile, but mostly this is an indoor parking lot, filled with... More 

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Ottawa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Lansing for Oldsmobile Homecoming car show. Visited this museum while there. It is a very interesting museum. Didn't realize how much stuff Olds made beside cars.

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LansingAutos, Manager at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting, we hope you'll stop by next time you are in town as we often change exhibits. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

visited with a friend for a few hours. This is an amazing collection of everything Olds. cars, lawnmowers, trucks, refrigerators, engines... Plus personal collections of the Olds family as well as information about the Olds factories in Lansing. Beautifully maintained.

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Mason, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Awesome cars and awesome people to tell you about them. More than just Oldsmobile's...make sure you go al the way to the back to see the old service trucks. The American Pickers even have a little display on the shelf, check it out.

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LansingAutos, Manager at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We often change the exhibits so we hope you're able to come back sometime. More 

Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I was very impressed with my experience at the R.E.Olds Museum. The interpretive displays were very informative and I learned many new facts about my adopted home town. The majority of automobiles were, of course, Oldsmobiles, Lansing being the "home" of the marque. Other makes that had a connection to Lansing, R.E.Olds or Oldsmobile were also represented. I was impressed... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Even if you are not a car buff this is a great stop especially to take out of town visitors. It is apron a 2 hour stop self guided tour.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

R.E. Olds Museum is a very nice quaint museum with convenient parking, and a reasonable admission fee. The museum is well laid out with a ton to see!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We took this tour on a Friday afternoon. We were the only ones in the building for our entire 1 hour visit. It was great for us, but speaks to the popularity of the tour. Someone did a great job of setting this museum up with genuine artifacts from the late 19th century to the 1970s. I appreciate their efforts... More 

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LansingAutos, Manager at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you enjoyed your stay in Lansing! More 

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