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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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Fascinating Collection

The variety of preWorld War airplane styles as innovators tried new ideas to overcome other... read more

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882Traveler
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Front Royal, Virginia
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Excellent Museum

My husband and I visited this museum after our Hood River train trip was cancelled. Sorry the trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DivesUg
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Charelston
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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 today via mobile

The variety of preWorld War airplane styles as innovators tried new ideas to overcome other problems is interesting. The condition of the ready to fly or drive items is astounding. The passion of the owners and volunteers is really evident, making this a great stop...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum after our Hood River train trip was cancelled. Sorry the trip was cancelled, but also felt fortunate that it provided the opportunity to visit this excellent museum. It has a vast collection and was really very interesting. All...More

Thank DivesUg
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. WAAAM is open every single day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day) so no matter the weather we'll be here for you to see and enjoy. With over 3.5 acres of indoor display space we've got something for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is extremely cool! For a person like myself who appreciates antique planes and cars, this place has it all! The coolest feature of WAAAM is that all of the planes in the building have to be able to fly again in order to...More

Thank Rick V
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing. We really appreciate you spreading the word about WAAAM as folks telling other folks (either in person or on a site like this) is the number one way people find out about us. For those that want to know more our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

WAAAM was celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a Fly-in. The event attracted over 500 planes last year, but due to the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, attendance was way down. Regardless, we had a great time at the event...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. The Annual Hood River Fly-In is always the weekend after Labor Day at WAAAM. We were impressed with the number of pilots that braved the weather to attend the 2017 event. As you experienced, on event days that don't have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this isn't my preferred "history" museum, this place is full of living history. All the aircraft are in flying condition, if not will be soon, as are the autos in running condition. There is a great kids area to keep them occupied, and it's...More

Thank Cassandy33
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing. As the history on display at WAAAM is always on the move (either out flying and driving or being shuffled around on the display floor) we have put many of your typical historical information signs up digitally on our website and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly one of the best hidden gems in the Pacific Northwest. You miss this you loose. No matter who you are you will be impressed by the quality of this museum. Ill go back many times. Plan about 5 hours for your first visit. Wonderful...More

Thank peter h
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. WAAAM has an annual membership program for folks that want to support us or know they will be visiting often. If you visit and decide you want to go the membership route on the same day we will apply your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everyone that i have taken there is blown away, not only by the collection, but by the friendliness and knowledge of the volunteers

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing. On the Second Saturday of every month we get some of our collection out to fly and drive. It is a great way to touch the past and see living history with your own eyes.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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..

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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. 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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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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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Shutterbug429
25 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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