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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
Phone Number: 541-308-1600
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Description: 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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A must go in Oregon! Don't miss it!

If you are into museums, cars, planes and in some way ART, this is your place to go! This place have an awesome collection of OLD cars and specially planes. The most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are into museums, cars, planes and in some way ART, this is your place to go! This place have an awesome collection of OLD cars and specially planes. The most interesting thing in here is that most (about 95%) of the things you will see in there actually work!!!... and the other 5% are being restored. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Better than you can imagine Nostalgic walk through what seemed like hundreds of historic aircraft and automobiles. Friendly and helpful Staff.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

So fun - what a great place with a great way to view it all. I grew up on airbases and have to say this was so fun to get so close and just walk around a great assembly of planes and vehicles. An unexpected surprise (thanks Trip Advisor!) for some free time we had in Hood River.

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

Thank you for the review. Our visitors love being able to get a close up look at the collection's still operable icons of the past. Many who have grown up around old cars or airplanes even say that the place "smells right." More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a lot to see, I was staying nearby and decided to walk over and take a look, what a surprise! Firstly the welcome you get from the staff is great, then you just walk around the exhibits. There are so many, it's still a work in progress and needs more space to allow for the extraordinary variety of cars... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. The WAAAM Collection is always growing and exploring the many ways one object can tell a story. Because we are open 362 days out of the year visitors occasionally get to see our museum take on new meaning when we rearrange exhibit displays. This can provide an extra level of fun and an extremely up close... More 

Dallas, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This enormous museum has a fascinating collection of vintage automobiles and small aircraft, all lovingly restored and beautifully displayed. It's fun for all ages, and for those of us who can't walk as easily as we once did, there are electric scooters available to help traverse the distances. There are things here you might never expect to find: vintage air... More 

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

Thank you for the review. With over two and a half acres of indoor display space, the museum is quite big. Fortunately the grounds are flat and there are strategic videos and chairs to take a break. In addition, the museum has a few wheelchairs and walkers for those that need them and for those who need a bit more... More 

University Place, Washington
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We spent a no wind afternoon in this museum and it's terrific. This was either our second or third visit & when go back we learn more. This last time our youngest son was with us, and although in college, like his father he loves old cars and airplanes. I sat and spent most of the time watching a fantastic... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. A few of the airplanes in WAAAM's collection were owned by women pilots which gives the museum a great opportunity to talk about some cool history many people are not familiar with normally. Between women pilots, L-birds, micro cars, home built airplanes and more - there are all kinds of off the beaten path history for... More 

Vancouver
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103 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

WAAAM entered the Hood River scene a mere few years ago with a large hanger style building of mostly airplanes. But the fever took over with antique cars, planes, motorcycles. It is predominately staffed by volunteers from the community who enjoy refurbishing the airplanes and vehicles. It now fills three hangers. All the displayed planes and cars are in full... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Part of WAAAM's mission is to keep history alive by continuing to have the collection in flying and driving condition. Our restoration shop is always thrumming with the activity of our dedicated group of volunteers. Visitors can enjoy this behind-the-scenes action on the Second Saturday of every month. More 

Paciific NW
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were pleasant,y surprised how entertaining this museum is for having only been I around for less than eight years. Lots of history and fun things to look at!

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

Thank you for reviewing. Since the museum opened in September 2007, WAAAM has seen an enormous amount of growth and now has over 300 large objects (airplanes, automobiles, motorcycles) in addition to countless smaller objects on display. More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Pretty interesting and fun for the guys--mom and daughter not so much. The guys said there were lots of unusual types of planes and autos. They would like to return since we kind of ran out of time.

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

Thanks for the review. In addition to the airplanes and automobiles featured in the WAAAM Collection, there is also a number of unusual transportation artifacts and other memorabilia in the collection that can appeal to people who like old things and can help give context to the bigger pieces of the collection. More 

Portland, Oregon
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ok, so I must say that this museum was/is one of the great finds when it comes to seeing/experiencing antique airplanes, automobiles and motorcycles. Additionally, the grounds/hangars are arranged in an historically interesting manner that includes an array of support equipment and memorabilia of the decades represented by the aircraft and autos. This is a TERRIFIC museum that will amaze... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. The museum shuffles its collection around about every half a year to tell different parts of the story of the WAAAM Collection. Sometimes things with similar engines or manufacturers will be grouped, other times things will be more chronological. Our volunteers are a great resource to get an insider view as to what is going on... More 

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Additional Information about Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

Address: 1600 Air Museum Rd., 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 541-308-1600
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hood River
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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