R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum commemorates the illustrious legacy of businessman and inventor Ransom E. Olds, founder of iconic automotive brands such as Oldsmobile and REO. Located in Lansing, Michigan, this acclaimed museum celebrates over a century’s worth of America’s love affair with cars – sure to delight even the most passionate auto enthusiast.

Get a glimpse into automotive history at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. Explore an array of classic cars, including one on loan from the Smithsonian Institution—a rare 1897 edition built by pioneering car manufacturer Ransom E. Olds himself during his pre-Oldsmobile days. See firsthand how these amazing machines evolved over time and marvel as you witness just how far we’ve come in our pursuit of transportation innovation.

At the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, explore a unique collection of automobilia spanning nearly 100 years. From vintage Michigan license plates to early traffic signs and even 1950s-era working signal lights – you’ll get an up-close look at how automotive history has shaped our present-day world. And don’t miss their bicycle exhibit that showcases impressive tools and creative innovation from some of the earliest automakers in America.

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum offers a unique look into automotive history, with its collection of classic REO cars and trucks made by the company founded after Mr. Old’s resignation from Oldsmobile- including the memorable Speed Wagon, which inspired an iconic band name. Not to mention that Diamond REO truck- another unforgettable creation born out of this manufacturer’s legacy.

The R.E Olds Transportation Museum houses a plethora of history, from the collection of items that belonged to the famous carmaker himself – like his very own household trinkets and heirlooms – right up to an incredible exemplar of automotive engineering: The Final 500 Collector’s Edition Alero sedan. Although now taken back by General Motors Heritage Center for safekeeping, its time in this museum will remain a momentous symbol of both family legacy and technological milestones accomplished within one unique vehicle.

Gather with colleagues and family in the historic Bates & Edmunds Engine Company building, erected in 1904. Their boardroom has all that’s needed for a productive meeting or event – from convenient amenities like WiFi and an 82″ smart TV to seating capacity of up to 25 around its beautiful Oldsmobile-era table, not forgetting conferencing capability via their phone system. Plus, you can even select your own caterer if desired.

Address: 240 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933.

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