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Visitor Attraction - Transportation Museum - Lansing, Michigan.
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N 42° 43.896 W 084° 32.873
16T E 700740 N 4733925
Quick Description: The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is named for Ransom Eli Olds, founder of Oldsmobile and REO, and is located in Lansing, Michigan. It is one of the top-rated automotive museums in the United States.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 6:08:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM119D4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Explore Oldsmobile from the very first prototype to today's streamlined automobiles. Discover Lansing's rich transportation history – the REO Motor Car Company.

This collection of cars and memorabilia is a tribute to the auto industry, courtesy of one of Lansing’s most prominent citizens, Ransom Eli Olds. The very first Oldsmobile, built in 1897, is on display along with antique REOs, Stars, automotive advertising, memorabilia and an exhibit dedicated to First-Responders. The gift shop has diverse auto-related items.


Located at Museum Drive, Lansing, Michigan 48933.

"The Museum houses a diverse collection of Oldsmobiles cars dating from 1897 to 2004. The 1897 Olds, one of four built that year, is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. There is also a replica of the 1893 steam carriage built by Ransom E. Olds on display, prior to the founding of the Olds Motor Works, which was the official name of Oldsmobile until the 1940s.

This museum also houses automobilia covering nearly a century, including a nearly complete collection of Michigan license plates, early traffic signs and a working 1950s-era traffic signal. A bicycle collection shows the connection between early automakers and cycle makers who had the tools, know-how and creativity to successfully produce an automobile.

It also houses a collection of REO vehicles from the company that Ransom E. Olds created after he resigned from Oldsmobile. A well-known vehicle from that company is the REO Speed Wagon, from which a major musical band got its name. Another well-known truck that was made by a successor of that company is the Diamond REO.

Another significant part of this museum's collection are items from the Ransom E. Olds household."

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Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. –5 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Sundays November – March) **Please check our calendar of events for Museum closures and special events**


Admission Prices:
Adults $7 Seniors $5 (65+) Students $5 (18 and under OR with a valid college ID) Veteran/Military Discount $5 Family $15* *Family= Two parents and up to three children in the same household under 18 years Groups of 10 or more $4 per person


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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