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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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Lots of real running historical aircraft,cars,truck & a lot of other stuff. Friendly knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
krashwoods
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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Coolest museum in Oregon

Im an aviation and lifelong aviation buff, WAAAM is one of my favorite aviation museums in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
robert6594j
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Hood River, Oregon
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of real running historical aircraft,cars,truck & a lot of other stuff. Friendly knowledgeable volunteers. A must see.

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

Thank you for the review. There are over 325 large objects to see at the museum. Our collection focuses mainly on the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation which is roughly 1910s to the 1950s/60s.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Im an aviation and lifelong aviation buff, WAAAM is one of my favorite aviation museums in the world. Not only do they have a beautiful collection of very unique vintage aircraft, but they maintain them in flying condition. The staff is always very friendly and...More

Thank robert6594j
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for reviewing. The Annual Hood River Fly-In is always the weekend after Labor Day and is a great way to see not only our 3.5 acres of museum but many other visiting aircraft too.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing collection of vintage planes, cars and bikes. They all still run/fly. You can ride in the old cars every second Saturday and watch the old planes fly.More

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

Thank you for the review. Our Second Saturday events are a great way to see history in action. For those that want a glimpse behind the curtain to see how we keep them flying and driving, we also offer restoration shop tours on Second Saturdays...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest in aircraft and their evolution, this is the place to visit other than the Smithsonian Air & Space in DC. An amazing collection of pre WW II aircraft, many of which were limited production. Good explanations for each plane. Many...More

Thank redneckersson5
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing. Visitors can find more information about our airplanes and cars by visiting our website. We are always adding something new so check back often.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum is an amazing find in Hood River, Oregon. It is filled with unique, flying antique aircraft, many of which are one of a kind. Others are serial #1. The airplanes look like showroom quality, attesting to the amazing handicraft of the restorers. You...More

Thank Pcorman
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for the review. At WAAAM we have a restoration shop for both cars and airplanes so that we can keep our fleet up and going. To see all our latest in-progress work, visit during one of our Second Saturday events.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We could not believe the quality of exhibits in this museum. The care and attention is obvious and the docents are great. All under one roof with a wide assortment of planes, motorcycles, cars , memorabilia etc.

Thank Rosie L
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for reviewing. Our exhibits range from the early 1900s to the 1960s or so which means there is something for all interests to enjoy at the museum.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We got to Hood River and picked up some brochures. Me being me I had to pick one for an aviation museum. My wife said I think you may want to visit this place. Having been to both Smithsonian museums multiple times and the Museum...More

Thank ez2pls411
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for the review. Visitors are often surprised at how 'quick stops' to WAAAM can morph into all day adventures. We encourage folks to take the time they need with tickets that are good all day long. Our average visit runs about 2 hours...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The variety of preWorld War airplane styles as innovators tried new ideas to overcome other problems is interesting. The condition of the ready to fly or drive items is astounding. The passion of the owners and volunteers is really evident, making this a great stop...More

Thank 882Traveler
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing. Many visitors find it hard to imagine that we keep our collection flying and driving so we always like to suggest coming to see us on the Second Saturday of any month. On these days people can touch the past for...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum after our Hood River train trip was cancelled. Sorry the trip was cancelled, but also felt fortunate that it provided the opportunity to visit this excellent museum. It has a vast collection and was really very interesting. All...More

Thank DivesUg
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for the review. WAAAM is open every single day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day) so no matter the weather we'll be here for you to see and enjoy. With over 3.5 acres of indoor display space we've got something for...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

This museum is extremely cool! For a person like myself who appreciates antique planes and cars, this place has it all! The coolest feature of WAAAM is that all of the planes in the building have to be able to fly again in order to...More

Thank Rick V
Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing. We really appreciate you spreading the word about WAAAM as folks telling other folks (either in person or on a site like this) is the number one way people find out about us. For those that want to know more our...More

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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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