This is in the middle of no where.....and it is amazing. I mean really really amazing.
The hubby and I were on a recent trip to Hood River and kept reading about this place in the reviews so we decided to give it a try on our last day. We went there expecting to take an hour or so and wound up spending 4. Yup, four hours and they were very well spent. As I was walking around dazed and stunned by all these lovingly restored antique cars and planes, I kept thinking about the movie, "Field of Dreams." Build it and they will come.
A man ( I forget his name) had the dream to build this museum, out there in a rural airport and it has brought the antique car, motorcycle and plane geeks out of the woodwork! There is a tangible passion in the air there as these geeks congregate and show off their true works of art and restore other vehicles in need. I mean some of the vehicles there were just burned out hulks till these nerds got a hold of them and turned them into masterpieces. This should be called a Art Gallery not a museum with everything from steam engine cars to Indian motorcycles! (And even a few old wheelchairs thrown in there.) There are lots of interesting "pit" stops strategically positioned around the place to rest and watch a movie too.
We had the great fortune to be walked around the museum by the antique car geek and volunteer, Jack Wolf. He had no less than 6 cars in there, I honestly lost count. He was very knowledgeable on all the treasures in there and gracious with his time. All of the volunteers there were friendly and passionate. If we lived closer, I think I would lose my husband to it. Do yourself a favor and go check this mind blowing place out. Well well worth it!!
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