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R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

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Address: 240 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933-1905
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+1 517-372-0529
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Literally THE place to go if you are a fan of Oldsmobiles.

The donation box has cash from fans around the globe, at least countries where the Olds was sold. The place has vehicles representing most of the history of Olds automobiles in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The donation box has cash from fans around the globe, at least countries where the Olds was sold. The place has vehicles representing most of the history of Olds automobiles in Lansing from the Curved Dash right up to the days the letters came off the Ivory Tower at the Lansing Plant. And many things I never knew had carried... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The museum has a great collection of Olds models from throughout the years. Even if you are not into cars its a great place for history buffs as well. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place is really cool if you like older cars. I went with my cub scouts and again with my family. my kids loved it. Not over priced at all, I am not exact on the cost but not over priced.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Must visit when time permits. A good collection of so many old cars. I was there for an hour on a Saturday morning, time well spent.

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I visited the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum on my business trip to Lansing. The museum provides a good coverage of the history and development of Oldsmobile cars, from early years of 1900 up to 1980'ies. Worth visiting when in Lansing!

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Ionia, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you love history and are into cars, then this is the place for you! Even if you don't get excited about cars, I guarantee you will find something here to make you smile! It traces the modern vehicles from beginning to current day with some surprises along the way. Great day activity for kids or adults...

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Thank Travel0vr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The museum has a great cross sample of Olds and REO products. It's surprising how many cars are in what appears to be a small space. I also enjoyed the collection of engines across time, from early gas powered steam to recent performance engines. I'm not a gear head, and a car guy our gal would enjoy this.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum is a must see when you visit our capitol city! The best history of local car companies. If you want to see excellent examples of classic cars from our area this is the place to be! They also have locally made lawn mowers, one lunger small engines ,inventions that have made it world wide!

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hidden treasure of oldsmobiles in Lansing. Making it more visible to the public would increase attendance.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Beautiful cars in abundance. A great trip down memory lane for some cars, for other cars a good lesson in history. A helpful staff as a bonus!

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