Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a family admission pass for up to five people to R.E. Olds Transportation Museum (a $10 value).
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum dedicates its collection of automobiles and memorabilia to remembering the career of Lansing automotive entrepreneur and pioneer Ransom Eli Olds. A cavalcade of 52 cars from 1886 to 2003 inspire vehicular nostalgia, such as the 1186 Oldsmobile steam carriage and the 2003 Cadillac CTS. Exhibits such as a vintage filling station illuminate realities and lore surrounding automotive history, and complement classic Oldsmobile buggies, bicycles, and trucks. Take home memories from the on-site gift shop bursting with curios, collectibles, apparel, and small cans of car oats.
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
Ransom Eli Olds was certainly one of Lansing's most prolific citizens. The inventor, entrepreneur, and financier helped revolutionize the automobile industry, specifically through the two companies he founded in the area: Olds Motor Works in 1897 and REO Motor Car Company in 1904.
- Size: the museum's collection holds more than 50 vehicles and thousands of automotive relics
- Oldest Vehicle: the 1886 Oldsmobile Steam Carriage—Olds's first horseless carriage, this three-wheeled vehicle ran on gasoline and dreams
- Most Modern: the 2003 Cadillac CTS
- Eye Catcher: the Oldsmobile '88', a bright blue stencil-covered stock car that won 22 of 37 races in 1953
- Don't Miss: the Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the first high-production automobile
- Pro Tip: cars rotate in and out of displays; call ahead if you're interested in a specific vehicle
The Stadium District
240 Museum Dr.
Lansing, Michigan 48933Get Directions