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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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Very cool place!

We came here while visiting to do the Train to Christmas town with our kids. Our son is bossed with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
agrimps
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Albany, Oregon
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Take the time to visit this 3.5 acre indoor antique airplane, car and motorcycle museum..

If you are anywhere in the area, take the time to visit this 3.5 acre indoor antique airplane, car... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve H
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Saint Helens, Oregon, Usa
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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 4 days ago 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

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here while visiting to do the Train to Christmas town with our kids. Our son is bossed with classic cars and absolutely LOVED this!!!! They even took us for rides in a few of the cars which was great! We will definitely go...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. WAAAM focuses on the golden age of transportation and aviation - roughly the 1910s to the 1960s or so. We get our collection out and about on the Second Saturday of the month but occasionally we give something a test...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are anywhere in the area, take the time to visit this 3.5 acre indoor antique airplane, car and motorcycle museum. I thought it was going to be a typical tourist trap. My son, wife and I were amazed at how well this museum...More

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

Thank you for reviewing. Because we are a living history collections our displays are often shuffled around to take them out to fly and drive or to help tell a different part of the transportation story. New items are also routinely added by the volunteer...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a slice of history. Large museum filled to the brim with airplanes, cars and historical items. Allow a few hours or plan multiple visits. Definitely worth the time.

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

Thank you for the review. Memberships are available for those that can't pack all the fun into one day's visit. Visitors can apply their admission price toward a membership at the end of their visit on that day too.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If old cars and planes are your thing then this is for you. Unsurprisingly the emphasis is heavily on American equipment but there are some European examples. The thing I liked best is that this is not a static display but these are in. The...More

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

Thank you for reviewing. On the Second Saturday of the month WAAAM opens up its hangar doors for a play day with the collection. It is one thing to intellectually know that the collection can still get fired up and it is another thing to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

From the moment you pull into the parking lot at WAAAM you begin to feel an air of excitement as the exhibits include some pieces situated outside, including a navigation beacon and a railroad caboose. It's not all airplanes, even inside, but make no mistake...More

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

Thank you for the review. For another up-close look at the transportation of yesteryear don't miss WAAAM's photo car of the month. In this special corner of the museum visitors can "get behind the wheel" of one of our touchstones of the past.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing collection of antique vehicles and airplanes. Volunteers help restore the items on display and are very knowledgeable to explain and answer your questions. Hood River is lucky to have this piece of history meticulously displayed. You could spend a whole day at this museum.More

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

Thank you for reviewing. Much of WAAAM's automobile restoration is done on the musuem's display floor for all visitors to enjoy. To check out the airplane restoration shop for more behind-the-scenes action, visit during a Second Saturday event for a special tour. Both are a...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here on July 4th. Kept running into the parade and finally parked and watched the locals thoroughly enjoy themselves. The views from outside the museum are spectacular and pretty amazing from the inside tooMore

Thank Marcia S
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. WAAAM's collection can often be seen out and about during local events like the annual Independence Day Parade, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the Hood River Holiday Parade. These are another fun way to see the museum's living history in...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

This museum has everything and contains so many functioning antiques. Most of the cars, trucks, and planes are still functional and held in humongous hangers. The doors open to a runway and the cars are driven in local parades. I've been to similar museums in...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for reviewing. With over 3.5 acres of indoor display space there is something for everyone to see and enjoy no matter what their interest. Transportation history covers a wide swath of fun stuff beyond just our airplanes, cars, and motorcycles.

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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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