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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

1600 Air Museum Rd., 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031
+1 541-308-1600
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An absolute gem in the Hood River Valley.

Don't miss this amazing destination for antique airplanes, cars and equipment.....all in a period... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Jbt4525
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Redmond, Oregon
1-1/2 hours was not enough!

My family and I stopped in at this museum on our way to the Oregon coast. Unfortunately, we were... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Gordon R
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Hartford, Connecticut
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The WAAAM Air & Auto Museum has one of the largest collections of still-flying antique aeroplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country. The items on display at this museum are not only full of history, they're full of LIFE! Enjoy over two acres of indoor exhibit space.
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1600 Air Museum Rd., 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Don't miss this amazing destination for antique airplanes, cars and equipment.....all in a period setting that takes you back in time. Exquisitely restored and air worth planes from the past....an impressive collection anywhere in the world.... Highly recommend a few hours of enjoyment..

Thank Jbt4525
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for the review. WAAAM has had visitors from all 50 states and over 70 countries in the world. Visitors are encouraged to put a pin in our "where are you from map" in our lobby.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

My family and I stopped in at this museum on our way to the Oregon coast. Unfortunately, we were under a time constraint and only had about 90 minutes to "run" through the museum. During our visit we actually met the founder and spent a...More

Thank Gordon R
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for reviewing. With just over 3.5 acres of indoor display space and over 325+ large objects people can find themselves spending the whole day at the museum. Fortunately tickets are set up so you can come and go during the day if needed...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

When we arrived in Hood River, several people, beginning with the tourism office, recommended we visit this museum. We are so glad we listened to them! It is an amazing place, and it took us parts of two days to see it all. Their car...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for the review. We love to show off our living history at WAAAM. These action days are always on the Second Saturday of every month but some times we throw in a few extra bonus days of driving or flying to exercise the...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

If you're remotely interested in vintage aircraft or cars, then beat a path to this museum. Started by a private collector who formed an organization and donated his collection to it, this organization does a great job of bringing alive the heritage of the golden...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM is entirely self-supported with admissions through the doors and memberships. Nearly everything on display at the museum has been donated by folks who love cars or airplanes and decide to keep history alive through the museum.

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This museum contains a wide selection of planes, automobiles, motorcycles and other collectibles. The planes are in flying condition and the museum is right next to an airport. A few years ago one pilot flew a Curtiss wright Jenny pusher off the roof of a...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you for the review. Before WAAAM became WAAAM, back in 1995 we flew our replica 1912 Curtiss Pusher off the roof of a downtown Portland hotel - the video of this flight is playing on a loop in our movie theater area and visitors...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

A last minute decision to visit the WAAM museum was an excellent choice. Both adults and children had a wonderful time. The staff maintaining the exhibits spent a lot of time answering our questions and explaining about the maintenance and activities. The experiential area for...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for reviewing. Museum admission tickets are good all day long so often families with kids will visit for a bit and then leave for lunch/nap/trip to a park and come back to finish up the museum.

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A HUGE collection of cars and airplanes. Unbelievable for a town this size --- and everything runs. You can even get driving lessons in a Model-T once a month. Lots of great history.More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for the review. Our Model T Driving School is a great way to get behind the wheel of history beyond just going for a ride. The class runs students through some basic history, common troubleshooting techniques, and important pre-trip check items so that...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Anyone visiting Northern Oregon who is interested in planes or cars from the early to mid 1900's needs to make a stop at this awesome museum! There is a huge selection of both cars and planes that will thrill any enthusiast!

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for reviewing. We have had visitors from all 50 states and over 70 countries visit the museum to see our airplanes, cars, and motorcycles. Many particularly enjoy how we keep the collection flying and driving.

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Open since 2007, this museum has rare antique airplanes and cars, some are one of a kind. Admission is $16 per adult, with discounts for seniors and children. Wheelchairs and walkers are available. This more than 325 collection of airplanes, tractors, cars, motorcycles, gliders, trucks...More

Thank pasherry
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for the review. Having an airport behind the museum is great because it means we get to keep our collection flying and the museum has plenty of room on site to operate our automobiles as well. We pack a lot into our 3.5...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is a lovely museum/holding spot that is one of the most comprehensive of its kind for the period they cover. The people who work as docents have a real love for the museum and can't do enough to help you appreciate the efforts they...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for reviewing. It takes a lot of time and effort to keep the museum collection up and running so many of WAAAM's volunteers pull double duty as visitor guides and also work in our restoration shops too. To see our restoration work in...More

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Wats25
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Response from Natasha M | Reviewed this property |
I believe only service dogs, but you can call to confirm. Have a great time in The Gorge!
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Yes. Taking photos is highly encouraged and the volunteer hosts out on the exhibit floor are often more than happy to get you behind the display ropes for a super-up-close shot too.
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