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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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What a gem! An afternoon well spent.

We really enjoyed the tour of this place, great exhibits on location and a lot of history. All the... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
JustATravelGurl
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Alberta
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Outstanding Collection of Vintage Cars and Airplanes

The museum is attached to the local airfield. The collection of vintage cars and airplanes is... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
John S
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Hood River, Oregon
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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 18 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of this place, great exhibits on location and a lot of history. All the artifacts available was amazing at every corner. I really enjoyed the items from WWII and the collectables! Catch the volunteers, they are full of knowledge and...More

Thank JustATravelGurl
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you for the review. Here at the museum we have more than just cars and airplanes, we have all kinds of transportation history. This gives our collection a wide breadth of diversity so there something for everyone to enjoy.

Reviewed 13 July 2016

The museum is attached to the local airfield. The collection of vintage cars and airplanes is world class and the facility is very well staffed and maintained. The admission cost is reasonable. It's a great place for kids and grownups.More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM is strategically positioned next to the Hood River-Ken Jernsted Airfield so that pilots can not only fly in to see the collection but so that we can fly the museum airplanes too. The museum's action days happen on the Second...More

Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is our third visit in the last few years, we will go again... Very well laid out, very much to see.. Many older airplanes and cars and the bulk of them are functional.. Most all very well restored.. Expect to spend at least 2...More

Thank Leo B
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

Thank you for the review. The average visit at the museum runs about 2 hours like you said. Fortunately, admission is good for the entire day encouraging people to be able to take their time viewing the collection. Many have a hard time believing such...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is chock full of fully restored flyable propeller driven airplanes and drivable cars (and motorcycles) of the 1910s through 1950s. Talk about a trip down memory lane! Some of the exhibits we enjoyed included a 1917 Curtis Jenny, several Stearmens, the WWII L-Bird...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Thank you for reviewing. To keep the WAAAM fleet up and running we have a full restoration shop for both airplanes and automobiles on site. These buildings are only open for viewing during the Second Saturday of every month. Seeing the restoration shop or the...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Great airplane and car collection. Definitely worth a visit if in HR or a stop at the airport if in the area.More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thank you for the review. Many visitors are surprised at how large the collection on display is at the museum. With over 300 large objects spread in to 2.5 acres of indoor display space (soon to be 3.5 acres in September 2016), there is something...More

Reviewed 27 June 2016

Saw this attraction on Trip Advisor when planning an anniversary getaway to Hood River. We have enjoyed other automobile and airplane museums in the Pacific Northwest, but this museum is just on another level. There are currently 2 hangars filled, chock a block with a...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM volunteers work hard to ensure that everyone who visits the museum enjoys their experience. Because the collection is so diverse, it is easy for people of all ages and interests to find something they can appreciate in the collection.

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This museum has a fabulous collection of restored fly able genera aviation aircraft. No "heavy iron" warbirds, rockets, space stuff. Just what must be the best collection of its type in the world. Not to mention a hundred or so cars and trucks. We spent...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

Thank you for the review. The average visit at the museum is 2 hours. Others can spend all day long enjoying the collection. Through WAAAM, visitors can experience the changes from the dawn of aviation through the golden age of transportation in the United States....More

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem near Hood River. The place is full of antique cars, planes and lot of other things. Every second day of the month they take out some of their planes and cars for the public to ride in. I plan to come back some...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Thank you for the review. Our Second Saturday events are always a great opportunity to see our living history in motion. Because the WAAAM collection is always on the move, repeat visitors can enjoy different displays or groupings of the collection as we shuffle things...More

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

One of the best museums we have ever visited. We spent several hours there. The exhibits were exceptional and the volunteer guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM's volunteers love in helping bring the collection alive for visitors of all ages to enjoy. While every day is a good day to visit WAAAM, our special event days on the Second Saturday of every month add the extra fun...More

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Do not miss this if you like antique planes and cars. One blogger called it a world-class museum and I have to agree. We dry camped here in our RV through Harvest Host and we're happy that we did it!More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thank you for the review. There is a lot to see at WAAAM so folks often will take advantage of the two-day deal we offer only during the Annual Hood River Fly-In. If you can't visit the weekend after Labor Day, then maximizing your visit...More

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Wats25
Hi, does the museum allow small dogs on a leash inside? Thanks
24 June 2017|
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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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Shutterbug429
Are you allowed to take photographs of the airplanes
24 March 2016|
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Response from Stephanie H | Property representative |
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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