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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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Awesome amount of history

This museum has an amazing variety of aircraft and vehicles on display. Try to go on a second... read more

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austin a
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
Possibly the most hidden gem of west coast museums for cars, and motorcycles, and early aircraft!

While on my 5 day exploration of Oregon I added a stop here and, WOW! As you drive up to this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Chico, California
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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...more
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1600 Air Museum Rd, 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031-9800
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum has an amazing variety of aircraft and vehicles on display. Try to go on a second Saturday of the month, and you will be treated to additional experiences. Sometimes they have their aircraft out of the hanger to exercise them, take them up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on my 5 day exploration of Oregon I added a stop here and, WOW! As you drive up to this out-of-the-way low profile, unassuming building, my initial expiations, were modest. Boy, was I wrong. Once inside, the combined buildings go on, and on and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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. While WAAAM was started by one individual a bunch of other folks have jumped on board too since we opened in 2007 resulting in quite explosive growth. We are proud to say that the museum owns itself (the land, the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was such a hidden gem and well worth a few hours when in Hood River. The collection of cars, planes and motorbikes spanning 100 years was broad and fascinating. Friendly Docents are available throughout to provide background and answer questions. While we went...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing. While we only give rides in the cars at this point, rain or shine our Second Saturday events happen every month. WAAAM had one year where there was a lot of snow but we got out the vehicles on skis to play...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They even have model t. Driving experience a bunch of motor vehicles and even some biplanes. I heard that they fly on second Saturday’s of each month but missed that. Lots of fun for old car and plane buffs and they also have special exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. To get behind the wheel of history, our Model T Driving School happens April through October. Students learn history, basic repairs and of course driving! Check out website for more details.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Super cool auto, bikes, scooter, modes, jet-powered surfboards, planes of course and just an amazing collection

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dan G
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing. The bulk of the WAAAM collections spans the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation - roughly the 1910s through the 1950s or so although we do have some pieces on display that get up into the 60s and 70s too.

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We're talking acres of airplanes and automobiles all beautifully displayed with good information. Volunteers are most helpful and are always available and about to answer questions and offer information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pmccunn
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for the review. Visit during a Second Saturday event to see some of the collection in action and experience living history first hand.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Extensive display of autos and aircraft, well organized, volunteers available to answer questions, lots of history. Great experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for reviewing. While our visitor guides, handouts, videos, and posted display signs help tell the story of the WAAAM collection, we always encourage folks to talk to our tour guides when they have questions or want stories about the things on display.

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic display of autos, aircraft, weapons, great history lesson. Extremely well done!!! Thank you for caring.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Thank you for the review. Our average visit runs about 2.5 hours to see it all. Tickets are good for the whole day too so you can take breaks during your time at WAAAM too.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I believe they told us that there were 3 1/2 acres under the roof of their building to house this awesome collection of vintage planes, autos, motorcycles and antiques. You don’t have to be a plane/car buff to enjoy it. Easy to stroll through. Everything...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM has two full restoration shops - one for automobiles and one for airplanes - to keep the fleet up and running. Much of the behind-the-scenes auto work can be seen on our display floor but to get a peek at...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

My husband and I donated a rare 1931 Stearman Model 4D Jr. Speedmail to the museum. It was our preference that the airplane fly and the museum assured us that they do fly their airplanes. It has not flown in over a year due to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Claudia K
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Rest assured WAAAM appreciates your partial donation of this purchased aircraft. While undergoing annual inspection there were several problems with the tail surfaces based on old-age wear that the inspector discovered and must be fixed to comply with FAA standards...More

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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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