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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Best Air Museum I've ever visited

We're talking acres of airplanes and automobiles all beautifully displayed with good information... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
pmccunn
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Anacortes, WA
Excellent visit, highly recommended

Extensive display of autos and aircraft, well organized, volunteers available to answer questions... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Kathrine J
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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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 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
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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
Thank Kathrine J
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

Reviewed 28 September 2018 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

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

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 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

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 16 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

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 15 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

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.

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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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