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The Museum is a nonprofit, educational organization governed by a Board of Trustees. The Museum has thousands of irreplaceable items in the archives along with over 55 vehicles that range from 1886 through 2004. It is dedicated to Ransom Eli Olds, inventor, entrepreneur, and financier, and one of Lansing’s most notable automotive leaders. He created the principle of the assembly line in the automobile industry and founded two local automobile companies: Olds Motor Works (1897) and REO Motor Car Company (1904).Put R.E. Olds Transportation Museum and other Lansing attractions into our Lansing trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
As the Museum has grown in interpretation of its mission, and to more accurately promote Lansing area’s many contributions in transportation, the word “Transportation” was added to the Museum’s name in 1987.
The Museum exhibits a significant collection of automobiles, engines, and other materials significant to the transportation history of Lansing, the region, the state and the nation. The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum and the Bates and Edmonds Engine Company offices are resources within the Lansing Stewardship Community of Motor-Cities-National Heritage Area, a cultural heritage area and affiliate of the National Parks Service.
Currently, the REOTM and its surrounding land are leased from the City of Lansing.
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum reviews
The RE Olds Transportation Museum is an automotive gem in the city of Lansing. Some of the rarest vehicles around are on display with excellent signage, a beautiful presentation format, good...
The RE Olds Transportation Museum is an automotive gem in the city of Lansing. Some of the rarest vehicles around are on display with excellent signage, a beautiful presentation format, good... more »
A small but mighty place to visit when you come to the birthplace of the American auto industry. They have everything from the 1903 Curved Dash Olds to a rare EV-1.
A small but mighty place to visit when you come to the birthplace of the American auto industry. They have everything from the 1903 Curved Dash Olds to a rare EV-1. more »
The R.E Olds Transportation Museum was a nice surprise find during our trip to Lansing, not sure what we would do without Google. The museum had a nice little gift shop when you enter to purchase your tickets that had some interesting Oldsmobile memorabilia. Going through the museum there were a lot of interesting vehicles like an Olds Semi truck as well as small Olds equipment like lawnmowers and snow blowers which I had no idea they made. The best part of the tour for me was the Hurst Hairy Hauler, I am sure it must have been a handful on the track. If your into automotive history this has to be on the top of your list if your in Lansing
Very cool museum. More than just automobiles to look at and even though this is a small museum it offers a lot of things to look at. My son enjoyed it (he is 17) and so did his dad. I enjoyed looking at the vehicles as well as other historical items.
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