The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum

Ransom E. Olds

If you are a big fan of something there are certain pilgrimages that you must make at least once in your life.

Fans of baseball are going to want to visit the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and there is truly nothing like that assemblage of history all under one roof. Similarly, football fans are going to make the trip to Canton, Ohio to take in all of the history that is on display at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

For the classic Oldsmobile fan there is also this type of destination that is truly a must see, and after you go once you’re going to want to make a return visit and turn your friends on to it. The shrine that we are talking about is the R.E Olds Transportation Museum.

The museum is named after Ransom E. Olds who was the original founder of the Oldsmobile company, and in fact the REO brand was named after him as well. Olds was an automotive pioneer who was born all the way back in 1864. He passed away in 1950 and left a truly extraordinary legacy.

Classic OldsmobilesThe R.E. Olds Transportation Museum has an extraordinary collection of classic Oldsmobiles that you absolutely must see if you love these cars. The oldest of the 52 vehicles that they have on display is a 1886 Oldsmobile Steam Carriage. Some of the highlights would be the 1901 Olds Curved Dash, a 1906 REO Runabout, a 1923 REO Speedwagon, and a 1948 Oldsmobile Futuramic. But of course every vehicle in the collection is important in its own right.

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum is located in Lansing, Michigan at 240 Museum Dr. and it is open all year around. For more information you can give them a call at (517) 372-0529.

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