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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

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240 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933-1905
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TheaterLovers wrote a review Jul 2020
Bay City, Michigan117 contributions12 helpful votes
Great museum. Marvelous small collection of early Olds and REO vehicles. Auto buffs will appreciate the attention to detail. General history buffs will enjoy the period correct displays. The museum store is reasonably priced.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Alan B wrote a review Feb 2020
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One of the best small museums I've been to. Very nice overview of early American auto and truck industry. Nicely restored cars, and some fantastic unrestored gems.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DinkinsGrange wrote a review Dec 2019
Jacksonville, Florida49 contributions25 helpful votes
I found the museum, while small, is very good. It has REO machines from the 1800s through the life of the last manufactured Oldsmobile engines, including a V-8, V-6 and double overhead cam engines.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marty wrote a review Nov 2019
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A Sunday stop looking back in time. Decided to visit after seeing R E Olds on tripadvisor. The displays are neat clean and well posted with info. Not to be missed is the Olds gas lawnmowers. Plenty to see so allow 1-2 hours.Parking lot right in front of museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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carmen r wrote a review Oct 2019
Bologna, Italy23 contributions18 helpful votes
Amazing, astounding, outrageous place for anyone interesting in history, cars, or any type of technology. R.E. Olds started out making little STEAM ENGINES and they are all here. They have maybe 20 restored steam engines (which would probably work), from something that would fit in a wheelbarrow to giant ones for factories and sawmills. Speaking of factories, they have drawings and replicas showing the first auto factories, with the actual belt drives that transferred the power from the engines to the machines. There is an electric automobile from 1899, with pictures of women driving it--making me wonder if gas cars were considered more "manly." (I'm a woman who drives an electric car today). Also an EV1 from 1999. Meticulously-restored Oldsmobiles from all eras. I can't imagine the Vista Cruiser station wagon or the Toronado on the road today. These are priceless autos that you won't see anywhere else. Just the group of curved dash Oldsmobiles, made from 1901-1907, is worth the price of admission. There is room for kids to circulate, and you can touch some of the exhibits.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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