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“WAAAM is a great experience for all.”

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Ranked #1 of 76 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.
Reviewed 12 September 2017

WAAAM was celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a Fly-in. The event attracted over 500 planes last year, but due to the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, attendance was way down. Regardless, we had a great time at the event – in the hangers we saw hundreds of antique planes, gliders, and antique cars, motorcycles, and Military vehicles. Then there was more activity on the airport ramp where we visited the Fly-in planes, and took a ride in a 1914 Ford Model T Depot Hack. Every 2nd Saturday there is a special event, or you can stop in any other day to view this large collection. It a great experience for all, there is even a children’s activity area that our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed.

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for the review. The Annual Hood River Fly-In is always the weekend after Labor Day at WAAAM. We were impressed with the number of pilots that braved the weather to attend the 2017 event. As you experienced, on event days that don't have as strong an airplane presence as we'd like, there are still plenty of antique and classic autos to go around and experience.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

While this isn't my preferred "history" museum, this place is full of living history. All the aircraft are in flying condition, if not will be soon, as are the autos in running condition. There is a great kids area to keep them occupied, and it's air conditioned! The fly in was an amazing experience this year to see the Jenny fly, will be back. Just wish there were more stories available on the history of the aircraft and the pilots that flew them.

Thank Cassandy33
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing. As the history on display at WAAAM is always on the move (either out flying and driving or being shuffled around on the display floor) we have put many of your typical historical information signs up digitally on our website and are posting more of this type of information all the time. Our docents also have much of this information on hand too.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Possibly one of the best hidden gems in the Pacific Northwest. You miss this you loose. No matter who you are you will be impressed by the quality of this museum. Ill go back many times. Plan about 5 hours for your first visit. Wonderful facilities for Seniors and handicapped. A true gem. Great cookies too. Staff is superb.

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for the review. WAAAM has an annual membership program for folks that want to support us or know they will be visiting often. If you visit and decide you want to go the membership route on the same day we will apply your admission expense to the membership too.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

everyone that i have taken there is blown away, not only by the collection, but by the friendliness and knowledge of the volunteers

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing. On the Second Saturday of every month we get some of our collection out to fly and drive. It is a great way to touch the past and see living history with your own eyes.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Don't miss this amazing destination for antique airplanes, cars and equipment.....all in a period setting that takes you back in time.
Exquisitely restored and air worth planes from the past....an impressive collection anywhere in the world....
Highly recommend a few hours of enjoyment..

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

Thank you for the review. WAAAM has had visitors from all 50 states and over 70 countries in the world. Visitors are encouraged to put a pin in our "where are you from map" in our lobby.

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