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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

1600 Air Museum Rd, 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031-9800
+1 541-308-1600
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A jewel hidden in the rough

A true treasure of a museum, Beautiful, mostly functional aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, etc... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sam_Kinney
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Salem, Oregon
You Need To Stop Here!

If we hadn't gotten stuck in Hood River for two days we would have missed a true treasure. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard J
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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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 97031-9800
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"old cars"
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"amazing collection"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true treasure of a museum, Beautiful, mostly functional aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles, etc. On our day they had several of the cars out for rides and some of the folks that had restored the cars were the drivers. This is not to be missed if...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing. While we do occasionally get our vehicles out at random times we always have them out on the Second Saturday of the month. On these event days we fly and drive some of the collection, give rides in the cars, and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If we hadn't gotten stuck in Hood River for two days we would have missed a true treasure. The WAAAM is excellent, well worth the two or three hours you will spend walking among the 100's of working planes, cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Yes, working....More

Thank Richard J
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. As you mentioned, it is one thing to know that the WAAAM collection still flies and drives and it is another to experience it in person - join us on the Second Saturday of the month to check it out.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

First, Probably one of the FRIENDLIEST places in the world. Every volunteer at WAAAM will stop and fill you with information, from the planes and cars to where you should go eat lunch. Wonderful people. Next, it is one of the largest collection of cars,...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing. Tickets to the museum are good for the entire day. Many visitors prefer to visit in the morning, break for lunch, then come back in the afternoon to get the most out of their museum experience.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

One of the largest collections I imagine. Staff was knowledgeable and certainly took impeccable care of the cars and planes. Learned a lot and had a great time!

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for the review. WAAAM is open 362 days of the year whatever the weather (like your photo). With all our displays indoors we can be a popular winter spot to enjoy 3.5 acres of fun.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

There is so much to see you'll want to plan on spending a couple of hours. From classic cars to antique motorcycles and airplanes there is something for everyone. There is a hands-on play area for kids. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We have...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for reviewing. The WAAAM Collection focuses on the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation - roughly the 1910s to the 1960s or so. These cars, airplanes, and motorcycles are the things that your average person would have owned back in the day.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This museum is a hidden treasure. The collection of unique aircraft and automobiles is astounding. The most impressive thing is that all the aircraft are in flying condition.

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Thank you for the review. On the Second Saturday of every month we pick some of the airplanes and cars from the collection to get out and about for visitors to enjoy. It is always great to experience living history in action.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We saw airplanes i have never even knew existed. You can see a huge mountain from their parking lot. It has an interesting gift shop and knowledgable staff.More

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

Thank you for reviewing. During the good weather months many car clubs (and sometimes airplane clubs) come down to visit the museum and take in the scenic views of the Hood River Valley and nearby mountains. Driving the Historic Columbia River Highway is a great...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It's much larger inside than it looked from the outside. They have a nice display of planes and cars.

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Thank you for the review. With over 3.5 acres of indoor display space and over 325 large objects there is quite a bit to see at the museum. The bulk of our collection focuses on transportation from the 1910s to the 1960s or so.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Wonderful tour and an excellent guide. Mack gave us a great deal of excellent information and sea stories! Highly recommended.

Thank Clayton C
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you for reviewing. We have often found truth can be stranger than fiction and our collection has lots of stories to tell. We usual have several guides circulating on our display floor to share these stories or answer any questions from our visitors.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful treasure in quaint Oregon town. Access to 100's of beautifully restored planes and automobiles. Check the schedule and you can enjoy Saturday rides in the antique autos.

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for the review. We have our vehicles out and about during our Second Saturday events year round. For those that want a bit more hands on action we also offer Model T Driving School.

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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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