Historic Innovation & Future Inspiration

Discover Lansing’s rich transportation history – featuring Oldsmobile and the REO Motor Car Company.

Cars & Coneys Cruise-In
Third Wednesday of the Month, May thru September
Dates: May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18
Time: 5:00- 8:00 pm
It’s time for cruising! All car makes and years welcome! Bring your ride to the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum on the third Wednesday of the month (May- September) from 5 pm to 8 pm. Drivers (and a passenger) can enjoy a coney dog and free museum admission.

car capital auto show

31st Annual Car Capital Auto Show
Date: June 29, 2024
Time: Open to the Public from 10- 3 pm
Pre-registration for the Car Capital Auto Show is now open! Your $25 pre-registration fee will go directly to supporting the operations of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. The show is limited to 225 vehicles and takes place on the museum’s grounds. For more information, please go to http://tinyurl.com/capitalcar

REO’s 120th Birthday Celebration
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
In August of 1904, R.E. Olds founded the REO Motor Car Company in Lansing, Michigan. REO employed hundreds of Lansing residents and REO’s clubhouse became a fixture of the Lansing community. Join us as we celebrate REO’s 120th Birthday at the museum on August 17th. We’ll have birthday cake, a special display of REO vehicles, and even a visit from Mr. Olds himself!

R.E. Olds Transportation Museum Lecture Series: The Auto Revolution: Birth of the Assembly Line with Don LaCombe
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024
Time: 5:30 PM
Most people believe that Henry Ford invented the assembly line, but the first moving assembly line was actually created in Venice in the 1500s!
In reality, there were centuries of manufacturing innovations that needed to be accomplished prior to R.E. Olds’ assembly line and Henry’s “continuously moving synchronized” assembly systems.
Join automotive historian, Don LaCombe, as he explores the history of the assembly line in American manufacturing.

The R.E. Olds Transportation Museum lecture series is a joint effort of the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, MotorCities National Heritage Area, and Our Daily Work, Our Daily Lives.

Friday and Saturday Public Tours
Date: Every Friday and Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm
Guided tours of the museum are now available every Friday and Saturday at 1 pm. There is no additional cost for the tour and there’s no need to RSVP. Simply show up a few minutes early to purchase your admission tickets! Tours are approximately 45 minutes long.


Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 – 5
Sunday: 12 – 5


General Admission: $10
Seniors (65+): $7
Children (12 to 18): $7
Children (under 12): Free
Veteran/Military Discount: $7
Members: Free
Group Rates (10 or more): $7/person

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Join the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum and help keep history rolling. Enjoy the benefits of membership and the pride of preserving automotive heritage.