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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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One of the largest collections I imagine. Staff was knowledgeable and certainly took impeccable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christina F
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Lots to see!

There is so much to see you'll want to plan on spending a couple of hours. From classic cars to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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"amazing collection"
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"flying condition"
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"classic cars"
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"military vehicles"
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"we spent hours"
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"on display"
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"planes fly"
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"muscle cars"
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"huge collection"
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"car buff"
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"volunteer staff"
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"nice gift shop"
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"great surprise"
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"couple of hours"
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"well worth the visit"
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"answer questions"
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"visiting hood river"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the largest collections I imagine. Staff was knowledgeable and certainly took impeccable care of the cars and planes. Learned a lot and had a great time!

Thank Christina F
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review. WAAAM is open 362 days of the year whatever the weather (like your photo). With all our displays indoors we can be a popular winter spot to enjoy 3.5 acres of fun.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see you'll want to plan on spending a couple of hours. From classic cars to antique motorcycles and airplanes there is something for everyone. There is a hands-on play area for kids. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We have...More

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

Thank you for reviewing. The WAAAM Collection focuses on the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation - roughly the 1910s to the 1960s or so. These cars, airplanes, and motorcycles are the things that your average person would have owned back in the day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a hidden treasure. The collection of unique aircraft and automobiles is astounding. The most impressive thing is that all the aircraft are in flying condition.

Thank Eric L
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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. On the Second Saturday of every month we pick some of the airplanes and cars from the collection to get out and about for visitors to enjoy. It is always great to experience living history in action.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

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
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

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

Thank Sheila M
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

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.

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

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

Thank Clayton C
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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

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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.

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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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