Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River

4.9
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!
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  • What a great museum. Hundreds of airplanes in working condition and as many or more antique automobiles. Beautifully arranged. Actually enjoyed this museum more than the air museum at McMinnville.....  more »
  • We visited from the U.K. (not specially as we didn't know it was there before visiting Portland! and I can honestly say that I completely agree with all the positive remarks made by every other...  more »
  • We were overwhelmed with the huge collection of antique planes and cars in vintage condition. This is definitely worth a visit!  more »
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  • This place is amazing. Hundreds of antique airplanes and cars. And they actually fly the planes! How many museum do that? Awesome staff full of knowledge. Nothing bad to say about this place at all. 5 stars.
  • This place is fantastic for exploring the history of America’s automotive and aviation history. There is 2 hangars full of old planes and cars, mostly all of them run or fly. Amazing experience, worth every penny to see these amazing cars and planes. There are also many volunteers that would be happy to tell you about any history you’re interested in.
  • What a great museum in the gorge! This place is good for people of all ages a must see! There are so many cars an planes I’m going to need to go again just to be able to see everything and I spent almost 2 hours there the first time. If your coming to Hood River for anything you should come and see this place.
  • The airplane museum in Hood River was immaculate! All maintained by volunteers, planes, cars, the first of many series old Panel trucks, Bakery trucks, first Harley motorcycles, bicycles , things dating back 1800! So many videos in various places explaining items being displayed three huge airplane hangars full. Military uniforms, Vehicles, Jeeps, gunnery just amazing!
  • This place has a barn find everything and the kitchen sink sort of approach, but for the most part it works well. Besides vintage airplanes mostly from the 1920s to the 1940s there is a good amount of cars from the early 1900s to the 1970s, there is also a fair amount of related memorabilia and general old curiosities. A large majority of the exhibits are in working order and are flown and driven regularly. Took a good couple of hrs walking around and seeing most everything. If I had one or two criticisms it would be that a lack of relevant information for each exhibit, many had plaques with name and date, but very few had any extra info about the cars or planes. The ones that did greatly benefited from it. The other is the nature of the building, it's extremely dimly lit, many times I wished there was better lighting trying to see details or take a picture. Other than that I enjoyed my 2 or 3 hrs I spent there and would like to come back when they're doing rides in airplanes and the cars.
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