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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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Address: 1600 Air Museum Rd., 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031
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The WAAAM Air & Auto Museum has one of the largest collections of...

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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One of the best car/airplane museums I've seen!

My husband and I stumbled on this gem through trip advisor. It was a very impressive museum with far more interesting aircraft in cars then we've seen in other museums. Plan on 2... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stumbled on this gem through trip advisor. It was a very impressive museum with far more interesting aircraft in cars then we've seen in other museums. Plan on 2 hours to look at not only the cars/planes/military equipment/motorcycles but the interesting documentation on each exhibit. My husband is a car buff & has worked with airplanes... More 

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Thank cda62vette
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing. The WAAAM Collection focuses on the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation - roughly the 1900s to the 1950s. A few of the automobiles get up into the 1960s and 70s but the bulk is from an older era. We have a wide variety of side displays to help put our large objects in context for... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited the Evergreen facility in McMinnville, Antique Auto Museum in Reno and other collections open to viewing by the public. This one made for an exceptional day with our kids and grandkids. Maybe an hour and a half or so from our starting point in Camas, Washington, just east of downtown Vancouver, we drove East up the Washington side... More 

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

Thank you for the review. WAAAM fits well with any destination trip or as a stop as if you are just passing through the area. Our average visit is 2.5 hours to see the whole 3.5 acres of indoor display space full of living history. As you said, to see the history in action visit during the Second Saturday of... More 

Clackamas, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was a great surprise. Very well done and the docents were very friendly and informative. Enjoyed wing three the best since it had so many military vehicles and weapons. Well worth the visit if you are in this area.

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

Thank you for reviewing. We have recently expanded our military collection to include more informative displays and also our air mail area too. Our new acre expansion has enabled us to continue to dream big and preserve some neat history for future generations to see and enjoy. More 

Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This place was great! There was a ton of planes and cars. Lots of history. Many volunteers who were super knowledgeable about all the exhibits! $16 for adults $14 for veterans. Neat little gift shop.

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Thank tamik23
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. The WAAAM gift shop is a perfect spot to take home a piece of the museum for the car or airplane enthusiast in one's life. It has items that are great for gifting or to re-live your museum going experience. There is no museum admission required to visit the gift shop either. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Wow, what a museum!!! A must visit. Incredible collection of antique planes, cars and antiquities. Highly recommend making this stop on your visit to Hood River!

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

Thank you for reviewing. The WAAAM Collection is displayed in 3.5 acres of indoor display space. You can see over 325+ large objects and countless side displays with transportation history. We have something for every interest to enjoy. More 

Brevard, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

What a awesome place the photo opportunities are endless.. The area is magnificent. We enjoy the area very much.

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

Thanks for the review. With over 325 large objects and countless other small artifacts there is no shortage of things for people to enjoy. WAAAM is a great place to get in touch with transportation history. A not-to-miss area is our photo car corner where visitors can get behind the wheel to get a more personalizes shot of the collection. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have always loved airplanes, especially the early era when lots of experimentation took place. Early automobiles are another favorite, and the two were wonderfully combined at the Wester Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon. I was surprised to find it there... I thought that I had visited all the airplane and car museums in the northwest.... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. Because the WAAAM Collection is living history we enjoy having visitors experience not only the sights but sounds and smells of the past. Visit on a Second Saturday to see us start thing up or, as you mentioned, get behind the wheel during our Model T Driving School classes offered during the summer months. More 

Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a rare find and a treat for anyone who appreciates airplanes and antique cars. Three full hangers of restored and working airplanes, cars and all the memorabilia that goes with them. The docents there clearly love their jobs and are knowledgeable about most everything there. Plan to spend at least 2 if not 3 hours traveling back in... More 

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

Thank you for the review. With over 3.5 acres of indoor display space we've managed to amass over 325 large objects for visitors to see an enjoy. As an extra bonus, visitors who come on the Second Saturday of any month can see our restoration shop full of all kinds of goodies to keep our fleet up and running. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of the most complete antique airplane museums anywhere, with working aircraft. Good collection of autos, trucks and tractors, even some military vehicles, many from the earliest days, many still roadworthy. Some custom cars on display.

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

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM focuses on the Golden Age of Aviation and Transportation so our collection consists primarily of objects from the 1900s through the 1950s. We have a large number of supporting artifacts to help bring the collection to life too. To see living history in action visit on the Second Saturday of any month. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here because it was snowing by Mt. Hood. It was a great way to spend an afternoon. The people working are fantastic. Most of the planes still fly. The collections of planes, cars, etc. were wonderful. I wish we came on a day they take them out to play.

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

Thanks for the review. On the Second Saturday of every month you can see the WAAAM Collection come to life. These event days are a great way to experience history first hand. Even when we are not operating the collection there is a photo corner and interactive learning zone where people can still get the hands on experience they want... More 

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