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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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We frequently visit the area, and had driven past WAAAM many times without ever bothering to stop in. WHAT A MISTAKE! Our relatives finally suggested a visit, and we were blown... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We frequently visit the area, and had driven past WAAAM many times without ever bothering to stop in. WHAT A MISTAKE! Our relatives finally suggested a visit, and we were blown away, not just by the diversity of items, but also by the meticulous attention to detail in the restorations. Outside, the place just looks like an ordinary airplane hanger,... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Planes, autos, cycles, you name it, this place had a wide array of everything. Great kids area with dress up, planes and bikes the kids can climb on. Went on a Monday and pretty much had the place to ourselves. I'm not super into cars and planes, but you have to appreciate this place! Well done!

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Holyoke, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to visit, especially if you love history! So many antique planes and vehicles/ motorcycles of all types. The volunteers are friendly and full of information. It is amazing to see how far technology has come from the first planes and cars to now. What a selection they have to show you! I have many pictures, but on my... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. Much of the WAAAM collection can be grouped together as types of vehicles your average person would have had during their era - the airplanes that taught America how to fly and the cars that became part of our families. Visiting is a great way to bring history to life and to see it in motion... More 

Castlegar, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Traveling with some friends who are car nuts so we decided to stop in. Pleasantly surprised at the diversity of exhibits from planes, bikes, automobiles and old stuff. Walked away with a greater appreciation of airplanes. There was also some great volunteers willing to talk to you about the exhibits.

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

Thank you for the review and for posting photographs. The story of airplanes, automobiles, and motorcycles are a lot more interconnected than many people realize. WAAAM is a great way to see these connections first hand and still in operating condition. More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We spent the afternoon at this wonderful museum and hubby (me, too) can't wait to go back! They have an extensive display of airplanes (over 70) and automobiles (over 130)that still fly and drive! They have motorcycles, bicycles, tractors, military jeeps and planes. The displays of tool shops are like walking into my dad's shop when I was growing up.... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. As of August 2015 the collection now has over 120 airplanes, 145 automobiles, 30 motorcycles, and more. As anyone can imagine it takes us a few years to cycle through the whole collection but we regularly get things out flying and driving to keep them alive. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I have been to many of this type museums over the U.S. This collection of antique cars and planes was among the best. There are many other collections and antiques as well so most anyone could find something they would enjoy. The interesting point about this collection is they actually take items out to drive them or... More 

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

Thank you for the review. Transportation history covers so many different things people are always surprised at what they can find at WAAAM. Because we having a living history collection, most things don't have time to sit around gathering dust because we are always moving them around. More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Toured this museum with another couple and was blown away by the variety of this collection. Nearly everything there is in operating condition, not just static display. They have an incredible collection of cars, planes, motorcycles and tractors, something for everyone. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable about nearly every display. One of the best times is to go when... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. Our Second Saturday events are typically when we get the collection out and running but every once in a while we just can't help it and have a bonus action day. The best way to know what is going on at any point in time is to check out the museum's Facebook page or the news... More 

Santa Rosa, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you are a fan of antique planes and cars, along with an assortment of other antique and not so antique items, this is a stop you do not want to miss. Amazingly, the vehicles and planes are kept in working order and on the 2nd Saturday of the month, you will see some of them in action. One not-so-old... More 

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

Thank you for the review. While most of WAAAM's displayed items are part of the permanent collection occasionally we display some other cool things too. The "Rat Rod" in question was the winner of the National Blue Collar Build Off and was built by local Hood River residents (and a few WAAAM volunteers). Even though most other things in the... More 

hood river
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very impressive collection of planes, cars and a few motorcycles, and most of them work! Also some interesting uniforms, headsets, pillow cases, photos, etc. The Fly-In in September is awesome!

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

Thank you for reviewing. While WAAAM is most known for it's expansive collection of airplanes, cars, and motorcycles, the additional transportation history represented in a wide variety of objects are also very interesting. There is a ton of stuff to take in at the museum and if visitors show up during a special event like the Annual Hood River Fly-In... More 

San Pedro, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

Thank you for the review. Visitors are always amazed that the vast majority of the WAAAM Collection are still up and running. For the things that don't quite make the grade our restoration shop crews jump in and help keep history alive. More 

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