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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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Wonderful displays and super friendly staff and volunteers!

This was a grandparents visit with two grandsons 10 and 8. Mom and dad joined us later. We can't... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2016
GoBeavs09
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great for car, airplane & military memorabilia!!

So much to see & such rare finds here! You could do a lot worse if you are a gun enthusiast as... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2016
shantelle w
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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 March 27, 2016

This was a grandparents visit with two grandsons 10 and 8. Mom and dad joined us later. We can't say enough about how friendly the staff and volunteers were during our visit. We tasked the boys with identifying their two most favorite planes, cars and...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM's interactive learning center is a great way to help bring the museum alive with plenty of fun things to help build hands on experience with transportation history. We've strategically placed it at the back of the museum so visitors with...More

Reviewed March 18, 2016

So much to see & such rare finds here! You could do a lot worse if you are a gun enthusiast as well. Volunteers are very friendly & you can tell they care about the history.More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2016

Thank you for the review. WAAAM has a wide variety of cars and airplanes and their associated transportation history artifacts on display. Most visitors find these side displays and objects just as interesting as the larger object in the collection because they can help bring...More

Reviewed March 5, 2016

Based on previous reviews, my family (3 adults and 3 children, aged 2 - 15) spent an afternoon in this great museum. Our experience exceeded our expectations! There is SO much to see, ponder over, marvel at, and enjoy. The volunteer guides were extremely helpful...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2016

Thank you for reviewing. Word of mouth - be it a review here or as simple as a friend telling a friend - is the number one way people find out about WAAAM. Upon arrival many find it hard to believe all that the museum...More

Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by and spent an afternoon going through this great museum. This museum is big and getting bigger. My interest is in aircraft but they have so many other things to look at that it is hard not to get pulled in different directions....More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 29, 2016

Thank you for reviewing. Often times visitors who come to the museum more than once start at the far end of the display buildings and work back to front so they can get a different perspective on things. From different angles the collection can look...More

Reviewed February 26, 2016

Whether you like antique cars or antique aircraft, this is an incredible museum! Being an antique aircraft rebuilder, the collection here is incredible. This is not a collection of war planes, but of mostly general aviation aircraft from before and just after WWII. Nine Waco's!...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2016

Thank you for the review. The objects found in the museum are the kinds of things that your average every day Americans would have had back in the teens, 20s, 30s and 40s (although several of the cars stretch up into the 50s and 60s)....More

Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Come to waam, so many things to see make sure to give yourself plenty of time.They even have a kid section as well as extensive history on flying also on the first women in flight. If you are looking for something to do during the...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you for reviewing. Each object in the museum has a fun story to tell so what ever a visitor is interested in they can find a way to connect to the things on display. For areas of under-known history there are displays around certain...More

Reviewed February 18, 2016

Something for everyone. Great kids room with a model helicopter and a sub too. The place is so clean. All the vehicles are sparkling! Many short movies to highlight some of the feats of specific people like the Wright Bros. Very knowledgeable volunteers to answer...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2016

Thank you for the review. For those who don't have time to visit the museum or are just looking for a fun gift, the WAAAM gift shop is open during regular museum hours and there is no entry fee to visit the gift shop. We...More

Reviewed February 17, 2016

you would not expect to see such a wonderful collection of cars and airplanes in a small resort town like hood river...but WAAAM is so worth the visit. if you are lucky enough to be there for the Fly-in you can witness the old antiques...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2016

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM is proud to have a flying and driving collection of living history. Seeing this history in action is always tons of fun. Our biggest event like the Annual Hood River Fly-In draws pilots with all kinds of fun airplanes from...More

Reviewed February 3, 2016

Beautifully restored aeroplanes, many very rare, fill a huge indoor facility surrounded by classic cars...a feast of transportation history that is as fun as it can be educational. Our Car Club had a cruise-in to WAAAM and they made it a very special occasion. Be...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2016

Thank you for the review. On the Second Saturday of every month WAAAM gives some of the collection its exercise. For those that love old transportation history - cars, airplanes, or other things - this is a great opportunity to not only see but hear,...More

Reviewed January 24, 2016

Just took a chance and stopped in . We did not expect much and "Holy Cow" we're we surprised. A great collection of airplanes ,cars, motorcycles and other historical items. If you are in the Hood River area take several hours and visit this museum...More

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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

Thanks for reviewing. Visitors are often surprised at the depth and breath of the transportation history collection that is housed in our display hangars. Better yet is seeing the collection in motion and alive during one of our Second Saturday events.

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Wats25
Hi, does the museum allow small dogs on a leash inside? Thanks
June 24, 2017|
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Response from Natasha M | Reviewed this property |
I believe only service dogs, but you can call to confirm. Have a great time in The Gorge!
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Shutterbug429
Are you allowed to take photographs of the airplanes
March 24, 2016|
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Response from Stephanie H | Property representative |
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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