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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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More old airplanes, cars, and trucks that you can digest in one visit

Something for everyone. Great kids room with a model helicopter and a sub too. The place is so clean. All the vehicles are sparkling! Many short movies to highlight some of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Something for everyone. Great kids room with a model helicopter and a sub too. The place is so clean. All the vehicles are sparkling! Many short movies to highlight some of the feats of specific people like the Wright Bros. Very knowledgeable volunteers to answer questions. A well stocked gift shop. See this when you come to Hood River.

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

Thank you for the review. For those who don't have time to visit the museum or are just looking for a fun gift, the WAAAM gift shop is open during regular museum hours and there is no entry fee to visit the gift shop. We are constantly getting new things in for the folks that love cars, airplanes, and motorcycles. More 

Hood River, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

you would not expect to see such a wonderful collection of cars and airplanes in a small resort town like hood river...but WAAAM is so worth the visit. if you are lucky enough to be there for the Fly-in you can witness the old antiques up in the air!! What a treat!

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Thank gmp8plc
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM is proud to have a flying and driving collection of living history. Seeing this history in action is always tons of fun. Our biggest event like the Annual Hood River Fly-In draws pilots with all kinds of fun airplanes from all over but to see the WAAAM collection out and about visit on any Second... More 

Lake Oswego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Beautifully restored aeroplanes, many very rare, fill a huge indoor facility surrounded by classic cars...a feast of transportation history that is as fun as it can be educational. Our Car Club had a cruise-in to WAAAM and they made it a very special occasion. Be sure to catch a day when they take out, and up, the classic aircraft. A... More 

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

Thank you for the review. On the Second Saturday of every month WAAAM gives some of the collection its exercise. For those that love old transportation history - cars, airplanes, or other things - this is a great opportunity to not only see but hear, smell, and touch that history up close. Regular museum days still offer, as you say,... More 

Ridgefield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Just took a chance and stopped in . We did not expect much and "Holy Cow" we're we surprised. A great collection of airplanes ,cars, motorcycles and other historical items. If you are in the Hood River area take several hours and visit this museum you too will be happy you did.

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

Thanks for reviewing. Visitors are often surprised at the depth and breath of the transportation history collection that is housed in our display hangars. Better yet is seeing the collection in motion and alive during one of our Second Saturday events. More 

Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This museum is simply amazing. The un-assuming buildings house an amazing collection of antique airplanes and cars and other things from the "industrial" era of the first half of the twentieth century and a bit beyond. It is a truly enjoyable way to spend several hours strolling through history.

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

Thank you for reviewing. When WAAAM was first being built our team went with a design that they were familiar with - a basic hangar with as much interior space that we could pull off at the time. The additions that came after also followed the pattern. We might not look like much from the outside but the collection and... More 

Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Do you have an interest in history? WAAM houses an awesome collection of planes, autos, and a few other sundries, all operating, with stories and videos to inspire the visitor. Currently with three full hangers of exhibits that soon will grow. The staff, predominately volunteers, is eager to bring your visit to an exciting level. Don't be shy, there is... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Seeing our restoration shop in motion is always a wonderful treat. The airplane restoration shop is open on the Second Saturday of every month and most of the automobile work takes place in the museum so visitors can see it any time. When you keep a collection flying and driving there is always much to... More 

Hermiston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is a wonderful collection of one of a kind aircraft, military vehicles , old cars and trucks.. You can spend hours in here.Having flown antique aircraft this collection is worth a drive...much more than you will expect..have fun

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

Thank you for reviewing. Pilots love visiting the museum because they can fly right in to the Hood River/Ken Jernstedt airfield (4S2) which is next to WAAAM. It is a great way to go for a flight and see some of the early airplanes that taught America how to fly. More 

Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

The Museum is unusually deep in its collection of early civil aircraft. There are several one-of-a-kind machines on display.

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

Thank you for the review. Our big love here at WAAAM is to show people the airplanes that taught America how to fly and the cars that got folks out and about and to the airport. The collection is full of things that your everyday family would have had available to them across the teens, 20s, 30s, 40s and just... More 

USA-Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised to find out our wonderful the staff and exhibit actually is. Many times I saw the signs, but never had the time. Should had done this before. This museum is many times better than the Evergreen one , probably with more airplanes - which by the way area all but one authentic, and most still... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. We love our living history at WAAAM. Visitors on the Second Saturday of every month can see the collection in action but we also love giving folks an up close look at how we keep the collection in operation. We have several of our works-in-progress on display for people to see. With over 300 large objects... More 

Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

We headed to the museum, midweek, not knowing much about what to expect. Lots of space, with unusual planes and many automobiles, motorcycles and unique "oddities" and displays. The staff was minimal, but very friendly and helpful. We spent about three hours wandering the buildings and could easily have spent more time, had we planned the outing a bit better.... More 

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

Thanks for reviewing. Many groups, be it family or friends or clubs, enjoy visiting WAAAM due to the diversity of our transportation collection. We always say there is something for everyone to enjoy here! More 

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