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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

1600 Air Museum Rd., 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031
+1 541-308-1600
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Well worth a visit!

Open since 2007, this museum has rare antique airplanes and cars, some are one of a kind... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pasherry
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Excellence in Flight

This is a lovely museum/holding spot that is one of the most comprehensive of its kind for the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mike t
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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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1600 Air Museum Rd., 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Open since 2007, this museum has rare antique airplanes and cars, some are one of a kind. Admission is $16 per adult, with discounts for seniors and children. Wheelchairs and walkers are available. This more than 325 collection of airplanes, tractors, cars, motorcycles, gliders, trucks...More

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

Thank you for the review. Having an airport behind the museum is great because it means we get to keep our collection flying and the museum has plenty of room on site to operate our automobiles as well. We pack a lot into our 3.5...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely museum/holding spot that is one of the most comprehensive of its kind for the period they cover. The people who work as docents have a real love for the museum and can't do enough to help you appreciate the efforts they...More

Thank mike t
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for reviewing. It takes a lot of time and effort to keep the museum collection up and running so many of WAAAM's volunteers pull double duty as visitor guides and also work in our restoration shops too. To see our restoration work in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has only been open 7 years. See a row of pristine Model T fords along with most makes and models of early aviation. We particularly enjoyed the L plane and General Patton video. Also the retro street signage and viewing platform of both...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review. The WAAAM Collection focuses on the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation - roughly the 1900s to the 1950s or so (although some of the cars on display are from the 60s and 70s too). We strive to enrich the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few here with our grandkids while visiting Hood River. This is a real gem with lots if antique planes and cars. There was a terrific kids are perfect for children 12 and under. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful. The...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing. Kid's love our interactive learning zone and we always have extra fun for the whole family during our Second Saturday events. There's nothing like living history in action when you see our airplanes get fired up to fly and get a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed several visits to this museum in Hood River. It is amazing with so many planes, cars and motorcycles. You almost can't see everything in one visit. The antiques are very well displayed with many interesting items to read and even videos to...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. With over 3.5 acres of indoor display space we've got all kinds of fun stuff to see including over 325 large objects. For many visitors it takes an average of 2 hours to see it all but we've seen some...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great collection of antique planes and autos. Well worth the visit! Plan to spend a few hours to really see it all. I want Tom come back in September for the Fly In!

Thank Mike H
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing. The Annual Hood River Fly-In happens the weekend after Labor Day. It's when we get pilots from all over the Pacific Northwest to come and celebrate WAAAM's birthday. In 2017 we'll be celebrating our 10 year anniversary.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been on the road for a little over 6 months so finding places like these are Gems. You can't go wrong with this place because the staff are local history NUTS. Squirrel NUTS that just love to talk about everything and anything in Oregon....More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. WAAAM is open 9am-5pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. We fly and drive our collection on the Second Saturday of every month and have been fortunate to only encounter weather problems in the winter time twice...so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It would appear from the outside that this private museum has a relatively small collection. Boy is that perception wrong! This fine facility includes 3-4 large hangers and a very impressive collection of older planes and automobiles. Unlike the Air and Space Museum in Washington,...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing. As a 501(C)3 non-profit organization WAAAM is entirely supported by our admission and our memberships. It takes a lot of effort to keep our fleet up and running but we wouldn't have it any other way. Visit during a Second Saturday...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not going to lie, this Museum isn't my cup of tea, only because I'm not that interested in cars and planes. But, my husband loved it! His dad recommended it and went with us. The kids (age 10 and 11) were bored quickly, but then...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. For visitors with younger family members we always suggest visiting during one of our Second Saturday events. Our collection is full of living history and on these days we take them out for a spin or two. Rides in the automobiles...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable collection of over 325 antique planes, cars, motorcycles, etc. some of these are one of a kind. Most everything in the museum is operational. There are volunteer guides available to answer any of you questions. We spent 1-1/2 hours looking at artifacts and we...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM is entirely self-supported by admissions and memberships. Memberships can be a great option for many folks who plan on visiting often or want to be a part of our "WAAAM-ily." We also offer reduced rates during our two biggest events...More

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I believe only service dogs, but you can call to confirm. Have a great time in The Gorge!
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Yes. Taking photos is highly encouraged and the volunteer hosts out on the exhibit floor are often more than happy to get you behind the display ropes for a super-up-close shot too.
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