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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

1600 Air Museum Rd., 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031
541-308-1600
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Hood River
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you havent visited,you should ! I recommend the fly-in , this year Sept 6 & 7th,2014 - Antique/rare specialty planes from the west coast come in , including a variety of food booths, etc a great outing - And very well maintained faciliies- The auto museum is very large, my favorite is the original Hood River fire engine,complete with... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Three buildings of flyable antique airplanes and drivable antique and classic autos plus displays of antique memorabilia and a few antique motorcycles. Kid friendly "hands on" area.

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

Thank you for reviewing. You really hit all of our major highlights. Don't forget we don't just say we fly and drive the collection - you can see us doing it on every Second Saturday of the month and a few other special occasion times. The next time you can see us flying and driving is during the Hood River... More

San Diego, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Fantastic collection of working antique autos and airplanes. Great depth, excellent personnel with deep knowledge and hospitality. Coincided with Wine and Pear Festival, 3rd week in May

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

Thank you for reviewing. We love it when events can happen at WAAAM because it draws a different crowd that might not have thought about coming to an airplane and automobile museum - but as we like to say, "there's something for everyone to enjoy" so events always turn out to be a lot of fun. More

Grants Pass, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

A must see if in the area. Quite the coolectio of air and auto. A well kept secret. Excellent collection and well maintained oh and the volunteers are super! :-)

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

Thank you for the review. Our volunteers help keep the museum awesome - from the docents enriching the museum experience to the crew keeping the planes flying and the cars driving and everyone in between - we couldn't do it without them. Of course we consider anyone who helps spread the word about WAAAM to be part of the family... More

Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The WAAAM is an area attraction not to be missed. The quantity and quality of the antique airplanes, cars, and motorcycles is truly amazing. The facility is first class and the staff/volunteers are so knowledgeable. So interesting to hear about the history of the planes and cars. Tours and rides in antique cars are often available. Restoration is actually done... More

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

Thanks for the review. Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the museum - from their expert knowledge about the collection to their expertise in keeping the collection flying and driving - each day is a good day to visit and different then the last because of the wonderful mix of people propelling this museum forward. More

Malton, N Yorkshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Loved the staff, the old biplanes but above all the autos were amazing, and all of these were in such amazingly good condition and maintained so well. No downside, just visit this gem if you are in the area.

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

Thank you for reviewing. We've worked hard at getting the blend of airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles just right. With our on-sight restoration shop we do our best to keep the collection in the best shape that we can - which includes being able to drive and fly. More

Hood River, Oregon, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A well organized and amazingly diverse collection of automobiles and airplanes. The greatest part is they all run and fly. http://www.waaamuseum.org/ Try and hit it on the second Saturday of the month when they take out the cars, planes and motorcyles and fire them up, drive them and fly them around. Living history at its finest!! A must see!!!!

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

Thank you for the review. As often as we tell people nearly all the airplanes still fly and the cars still drive - it is another thing entirely to see it with your own eyes (because sometimes youtube videos and the photos on our website just don't cut it.). We are glad you enjoyed the WAAAM brand of living history. More

Bonney Lake, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A well made living display of antique airplanes and older automobiles. Some of the cars are antiques but some are just older cars, like 50's, 60's and beyond. All in all the museum was a great historical and very informative display.

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

Thanks for reviewing. We like to consider our non-antique cars "classic cars" - many people who visit enjoy the trip down memory land and our culture is getting to the point where not everyone can remember ever seeing a Model T in use. That reason is also a big part of why we at WAAAM keep our airplanes and automobiles... More

Auburn, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our museum visit and appreciated how much work, effort and money went into planning and staging the exhibits. They offered a 10% discount off gift shop purchases if you found all the exhibits noted in the scavenger hunt - a game that made our visit more fun. We saw planes and cars neither of us had ever... More

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

Thank you for reviewing. We always have fun seasonal deals going on around the museum. Sometimes it's something you can only find out about by going to the museum - other times those with an eye on our facebook or newsletter can score some kind of promotion. It always pays off to keep your eyes peeled! More

Salem, Oregon
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117 reviews 117 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Flew in on a nice day, what a great museum! I only had three hours to spend so I rushed it and did not get to see everything that I wanted to. But I will be back!

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

Thank you for reviewing. One of the nice things about WAAAM is that it is right near the Hood River Airport (or Ken Jernstedt Field depending on who you ask). This makes it really convenient for the museum to fly its antique airplanes but also a great destination point if you're out flying for fun. More

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