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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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Acres of Antique Airplanes and Automobiles

Great for anyone interested in aviation or antique cars. This is an amazing collection stored in... read more

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Nardosmom
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Washington
What a surprise!

Read about this in a small brochure. What a surprise! It was a wonderful learning experience. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
patellaOwensboro
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Owensboro, Ky
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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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“old cars” (28 reviews)
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1600 Air Museum Rd, 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031-9800
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Reviewed yesterday

Great for anyone interested in aviation or antique cars. This is an amazing collection stored in some very large hangars. Well documented, with frequent small stops for videos, some of which feature the very airplanes sitting next to the video. Many volunteers zipping around on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Read about this in a small brochure. What a surprise! It was a wonderful learning experience. I would love to be able to come on 2nd Saturday to see the workshop and maybe ride in a car. I know how. much it takes to restore...More

Thank patellaOwensboro
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing. Seeing behind the scenes of how we keep things flying and driving is always a treat during our Second Saturday events. That being said, there are a few in-progress things on the display floor to give visitors who do not visit...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

WAAAM will blow you away. Whatever expectations you may have will be blown away as soon as you walk through the doors at this incredible location. WAAAM is brilliantly filled to the brim with history and memories. Wheels or wings as your passion the jaw...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. The museum is 3.5 acres of indoor displays that cover all kinds of transportation history and related artifacts with over 325 airplanes, cars, and motorcycles.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We never get tired of going through this wonderful museum. Such meticulous airplanes, autos and much more. Lots of volunteers to help answer questions. History after history lessons in this place. Take your time and ask the volunteers to help with information.

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

Thank you for reviewing. Our volunteers love giving out information but for those that are a bit too shy to ask a lot of fun stories and information can also be found on our website under the collections tab as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only does this museum have planes & autos, but also antique radios, toys, dolls, motorcycles and bikes too! Three hangers full of interest! Great for a rainy or windy day visit.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 cover all sorts of transportation history and related ephemera in our 3.5 acres of indoor display space beyond just the airplanes and automobiles. One part of the building has been transformed into a "Memory Lane" to give many of...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 3 April 2018

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 23 March 2018

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 25 March 2018

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!

Thank Christina F
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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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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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