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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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Many vintage cars and airplanes. Worth the See...

We saw airplanes i have never even knew existed. You can see a huge mountain from their parking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
imkr2
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Portland, Oregon
A pleasant surprise.

It's much larger inside than it looked from the outside. They have a nice display of planes and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sheila M
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Hood River
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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 2 weeks ago

We saw airplanes i have never even knew existed. You can see a huge mountain from their parking lot. It has an interesting gift shop and knowledgable staff.More

Thank imkr2
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing. During the good weather months many car clubs (and sometimes airplane clubs) come down to visit the museum and take in the scenic views of the Hood River Valley and nearby mountains. Driving the Historic Columbia River Highway is a great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's much larger inside than it looked from the outside. They have a nice display of planes and cars.

Thank Sheila M
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. With over 3.5 acres of indoor display space and over 325 large objects there is quite a bit to see at the museum. The bulk of our collection focuses on transportation from the 1910s to the 1960s or so.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful tour and an excellent guide. Mack gave us a great deal of excellent information and sea stories! Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for reviewing. We have often found truth can be stranger than fiction and our collection has lots of stories to tell. We usual have several guides circulating on our display floor to share these stories or answer any questions from our visitors.

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful treasure in quaint Oregon town. Access to 100's of beautifully restored planes and automobiles. Check the schedule and you can enjoy Saturday rides in the antique autos.

Thank Rhodema C
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for the review. We have our vehicles out and about during our Second Saturday events year round. For those that want a bit more hands on action we also offer Model T Driving School.

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Super helpful and friendly volunteer staff. Amazing collection of old planes, cars, and a few other random things. My 13-year old and I spent nearly 3 hours here. Well worth the visit!

Thank Arcader G
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you for reviewing. As you experienced there is quite a bit to see at WAAAM. Even folks that only have a passing interest in history routinely spend an average of 2 hours at the museum.

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Lots of real running historical aircraft,cars,truck & a lot of other stuff. Friendly knowledgeable volunteers. A must see.

Thank krashwoods
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for the review. There are over 325 large objects to see at the museum. Our collection focuses mainly on the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation which is roughly 1910s to the 1950s/60s.

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Im an aviation and lifelong aviation buff, WAAAM is one of my favorite aviation museums in the world. Not only do they have a beautiful collection of very unique vintage aircraft, but they maintain them in flying condition. The staff is always very friendly and...More

Thank robert6594j
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for reviewing. The Annual Hood River Fly-In is always the weekend after Labor Day and is a great way to see not only our 3.5 acres of museum but many other visiting aircraft too.

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

An amazing collection of vintage planes, cars and bikes. They all still run/fly. You can ride in the old cars every second Saturday and watch the old planes fly.More

Thank Martin C
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for the review. Our Second Saturday events are a great way to see history in action. For those that want a glimpse behind the curtain to see how we keep them flying and driving, we also offer restoration shop tours on Second Saturdays...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you have any interest in aircraft and their evolution, this is the place to visit other than the Smithsonian Air & Space in DC. An amazing collection of pre WW II aircraft, many of which were limited production. Good explanations for each plane. Many...More

Thank redneckersson5
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for reviewing. Visitors can find more information about our airplanes and cars by visiting our website. We are always adding something new so check back often.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum is an amazing find in Hood River, Oregon. It is filled with unique, flying antique aircraft, many of which are one of a kind. Others are serial #1. The airplanes look like showroom quality, attesting to the amazing handicraft of the restorers. You...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for the review. At WAAAM we have a restoration shop for both cars and airplanes so that we can keep our fleet up and going. To see all our latest in-progress work, visit during one of our Second Saturday events.

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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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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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