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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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Great for what it is

Not going to lie, this Museum isn't my cup of tea, only because I'm not that interested in cars and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AllisonDB179
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Santa Barbara, CA
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One of a Kind!

Unbelievable collection of over 325 antique planes, cars, motorcycles, etc. some of these are one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roger F
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Not going to lie, this Museum isn't my cup of tea, only because I'm not that interested in cars and planes. But, my husband loved it! His dad recommended it and went with us. The kids (age 10 and 11) were bored quickly, but then...More

Thank AllisonDB179
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review. For visitors with younger family members we always suggest visiting during one of our Second Saturday events. Our collection is full of living history and on these days we take them out for a spin or two. Rides in the automobiles...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable collection of over 325 antique planes, cars, motorcycles, etc. some of these are one of a kind. Most everything in the museum is operational. There are volunteer guides available to answer any of you questions. We spent 1-1/2 hours looking at artifacts and we...More

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

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM is entirely self-supported by admissions and memberships. Memberships can be a great option for many folks who plan on visiting often or want to be a part of our "WAAAM-ily." We also offer reduced rates during our two biggest events...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to many, many airplane museums I count this one among the finest. They have a very large and interesting collection of antique aircraft and automobiles. The gift shop is very nice and they have a large, fun area for children.More

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

Thank you for the review. In our over 3.5 acres of indoor display space we have an area for our interactive exhibits for kids. For those looking for a more guided experience for their kids every summer we hold WAAAM Camp to help ignite the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Western Antique Airplane & Automobile Museum as we were driving through Hood River. My husband LOVED this museum. He could not believe the amount of aircraft and automobiles that this museum had. A fun place to visit!!More

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

Thank you for reviewing. The WAAAM collection focuses on the Golden Age of Aviation and Transportation in America - roughly the 1910s thru the 1960s. Instead of having one half of the museum feature automobiles and the other feature airplanes we have intermingled everything so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over 100 antique autos ranging from Model Ts to muscle cars of the 1960's. What a collection! Then the antique airplanes, apparently all of which actually work; over 100 of them. So many to see. At first we just thought it was one room, but...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 WAAAM Collection houses over 325 large objects and countless small objects in just over 3.5 acres of indoor display space. There's something for everyone to see and enjoy at WAAAM.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bigger then expected. Kids enjoyed it. We decided to add this since we were in town for the Polar express. Kids met the grinch and had fun looking at everything. Defiently recommend going hereMore

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

Thanks for reviewing. As we are open every single day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, visitors often have the opportunity to experience holidays at the museum. Depending on the time of year we'll have autos out for seasonal parades, WWII airplanes out flying for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful collection of early and mid-20th century aircraft and vehicles. Some of the designs and paint colors were fantastic, like works of art. They still regularly fly many of the planes in the collection. The had several planes that were the only...More

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

Thank you for the review. Due to the size of the museum our average visit is much like yours - 2 hours. We've had people show up early in the morning and spend the whole day with us too. Fortunately, admission entry to the museum...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an open morning and the visitor's center recommended this museum. We didn't know what to expect and were blown away. The building is huge (wear good walking shoes) and well laid out so that you can view hundreds of exhibits. Each vehicle is...More

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

Thank you for reviewing. One of our displays at WAAAM is a car that visitors can get into and take their photo with if they miss our Second Saturday action. This car changes every month so there is always a new one to try out...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of a kind aircraft and cars. Exceptional collection of Waco and Stinson aircraft. The largest glider collection my husband has ever seen. Cars are just as unique and extensive. Well worth the entrance fee if you like airplanes, cars and gliders. Staff incredibly personable...More

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

Thank you for the review. It can be hard to tell from the front parking lot but our collections are displayed in 3.5 acres of indoor space and consist of over 325 countless small objects. Many of our airplanes and gliders are the last of...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is one of the best museums for old airplanes and cars that i have been to. All the planes are operational and all the vehicles drive.More

Thank Mark C
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for reviewing. For folks who want to see the collection in operation, visit on a Second Saturday. On these event days we open up the building and take a handful of things out to operate. It is always a treat to see living...More

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Wats25
Hi, does the museum allow small dogs on a leash inside? Thanks
25 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
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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