R.E. Olds. - 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 E. 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: 9/10/2019 4:56:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM119A7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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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, ... 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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Primary Vehicle Category: Cars

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. –5 p.m. (Closed Mondays) Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Sundays November – March)

Cost of Admission: 7.00 (listed in local currency)

Physical address of Museum:
240 Museum Drive Lansing, Michigan 48933

Museum Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
To log your visit, please include a picture of your favorite vehicle in the museum. If you choose not to enter the museum, post a new picture of the sign or exterior, something so that we know you have been there.
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