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“Great collection.”

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great collection.”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

WAAAM has one of the most extensive collections of restored flyable antique aircraft I have seen along with a great collection of antique and classic autos. Kinda pricey but well worth it.

Visited April 2012
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review, 22 February 2016
Thanks for the review. Visitors can easily spend an entire day enjoying the collection at WAAAM. Even people who think they aren't very interested in airplanes and automobiles spend several hours in our large display hangars. Fortunately tickets are good for the entire day.
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Santa Barbara, CA
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134 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“You're going to want to visit this hidden Gem”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

We actually visited the Evergreen Air & Space Museum in McMinville, OR (two hours east of here) the day before..so we had a great reference. Like the title says, this is a hidden gem of a museum and something you wouldn't really expect to see in a small town like Hood River. We got lucky and visited on the 2nd Saturday of April which is the Museum's 2nd Saturday promotion day..they take out vintage planes and fly them..and also take out vintage cars, Fire engines and police vehicles and give rides around the grounds. Free hotdog lunch is included. What makes this museum shine is the number of antique planes & cars in perfectly restored condition. It your taste leans to nostalgia and you have an interest in this kind of thing, it's definitely worth a trip to see it!

Visited April 2012
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review, 22 February 2016
Thank you for reviewing. Our Second Saturday programs have grown quite a bit since we first started doing them. As of 2015 lunch is catered by a local mom-and-pop place who really bring and extra level of old-school fun to the event.
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Museum”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Best aero/auto museum we have been to. Large selection of antique and classic cars. Everything in the museum is in operating condition.

Visited April 2012
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review, 22 February 2016
Thank you for the review. Because the collection has grown so fast it has been a constant work-in-progress to keep the WAAAM fleet up and running. Fortunately our airplane shop and auto shop do fantastic work at maintaining the collection and restoring things that have been donated in less than operating condition.
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Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lots of fun & history”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

This place was amazing. Lots and lots of antique cars, airplanes, motorcycles and more in two huge halls. What a piece of history!

The kids loved it too, and had lots of fun in the kids corner. The staff is very friendly and happy to answer all your questions.


We would definitely come again.

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review, 22 February 2016
Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM's kids interactive learning zone keeps growing as the museum seeks new ways to engage future generations. A number of displays in the main part of the museum have also recently been updated to be more engaging and interactive for visitors of all ages too.
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White Salmon
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Antique Airplanes, cars and more”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

This is a great place to come and just spend the day checking out all the old airplanes and cars. Located right next to the Hood River airport up on the heights in Hood River, Oregon. This is a real gem, not to be missed. Their airshow each year is awesome to see. Google them to see their videos. Pretty cool stuff.

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this review, 22 February 2016
Thank you for the review. WAAAM's Annual Hood River Fly-In is always the weekend after Labor Day and a wonderful opportunity to see hundreds of airplanes up close and flying about the airport. As you mentioned, our videos are a great way to see what the action is all about.
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