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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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No idea it was so large!

We were very impressed by the extensive collection of this museum. So many completely restored... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Sophie_Linn
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Portland, OR
Great Attraction for anyone who is Aircraft or Auto Buff. Gearheads.

As stated, if you are a gearhead, aircraft buff,Car guy, or Motorcycle guy. This place will have... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
290rendellw
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El Dorado, AR, United States
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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...more
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1600 Air Museum Rd, 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031-9800
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

We were very impressed by the extensive collection of this museum. So many completely restored vintage airplanes and autos. We were very surprised by the variety.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Thank you for reviewing. It takes the average visitor about 2 hours to see the full 3.5 indoor acres of the collection.

Reviewed 2 January 2019

As stated, if you are a gearhead, aircraft buff,Car guy, or Motorcycle guy. This place will have something that will make you smile. It wi worth the drive, and the admission. you will get your steps in as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Thank you for the review. WAAAM volunteers always love helping people get "behind the chain" for an extra close look at something. Want the hood open? Like to see the interior? Don't hesitate to ask.

Reviewed 30 December 2018

All the antique aircraft are airworthy and all the cars drive. Some of them come out once a month to the roads and sky. Huge number of planes and cars on display. If you enjoy aviation and/or antique cars, this definitely is a must see,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

Thank you for the review. WAAAM is entirely self supported with admissions through the door and memberships. Nearly everything seen on display are donations from folks all across the country.

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Great and wonderful old cars, planes, motorcycles and so much more! I can’t get enough of this stuff! It’s a knockout! The Trainer (RN)* Personal Trainer, “One On One Only”

Date of experience: March 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

Thank you for reviewing. WAAAM is a great way to escape inclement outdoor weather with our 3.5 acres of indoor displays with plenty of fun things to see as you walk around.

Reviewed 17 December 2018

It has one of the most extensive collections of antique airplanes and cars in the USA It is enclosed and covers 3 acres, Wheelchair and walkers are available, Guided tours to groups available or you can go on your own. Rides in antique cars available...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for the review. Biplane rides are coordinated with folks at the airport and are not in museum aircraft (although they are in an antique) but the car rides on Second Saturday are all museum vehicles.

Reviewed 14 December 2018

This museum has an amazing variety of aircraft and vehicles on display. Try to go on a second Saturday of the month, and you will be treated to additional experiences. Sometimes they have their aircraft out of the hanger to exercise them, take them up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Thank you for reviewing. The WAAAM collection centers around artifacts from roughly the 1910s through the 1950s. Most of the things on display are what your average, everyday person would have owned or interacted with back in the era.

Reviewed 27 November 2018

While on my 5 day exploration of Oregon I added a stop here and, WOW! As you drive up to this out-of-the-way low profile, unassuming building, my initial expiations, were modest. Boy, was I wrong. Once inside, the combined buildings go on, and on and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you for the review. While WAAAM was started by one individual a bunch of other folks have jumped on board too since we opened in 2007 resulting in quite explosive growth. We are proud to say that the museum owns itself (the land, the...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

This museum was such a hidden gem and well worth a few hours when in Hood River. The collection of cars, planes and motorbikes spanning 100 years was broad and fascinating. Friendly Docents are available throughout to provide background and answer questions. While we went...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thanks for reviewing. While we only give rides in the cars at this point, rain or shine our Second Saturday events happen every month. WAAAM had one year where there was a lot of snow but we got out the vehicles on skis to play...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

They even have model t. Driving experience a bunch of motor vehicles and even some biplanes. I heard that they fly on second Saturday’s of each month but missed that. Lots of fun for old car and plane buffs and they also have special exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Thanks for the review. To get behind the wheel of history, our Model T Driving School happens April through October. Students learn history, basic repairs and of course driving! Check out website for more details.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Super cool auto, bikes, scooter, modes, jet-powered surfboards, planes of course and just an amazing collection

Date of experience: September 2018
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Stephanie H, Manager at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2018

Thank you for reviewing. The bulk of the WAAAM collections spans the Golden Age of Transportation and Aviation - roughly the 1910s through the 1950s or so although we do have some pieces on display that get up into the 60s and 70s too.

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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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