1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 308-1600

Open Daily 9 - 5 Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day

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See a 1929 Waco CTO Taper Wing at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. Year: 1929

Donation: Mike and Linda Strong

Engine: Wright R-975 440HP 

The WACO Taper Wing is legend in aviation. To many the WACO name is synonymous with Taper Wing. It first flew to fame in the 1928 Transcontinental Air Derby from New York to Los Angeles. Also in 1928 the Taper Wing finished 2-3-4 in the National Air Races and was the first commercial airplane to perform an outside loop. Given these and many more accomplishments, this airplane was excused from hum-drum utility work and spent its life entertaining spectators … and pilots!

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Looking for a way to pay it forward this holiday season? Celebrate Giving Tuesday. Learn more about WAAAM giving here.

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Nov 26 Closure

Happy Thanksgiving from the WAAAM Team. The museum will be closed November 26 in honor of the holiday.

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Extra 2nd Sat. Fun

Don’t miss an old-style race between two speedsters and the unveiling of WAAAM’s latest motorcycle donation.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Here is a partial list of how you can get involved.

WAAAM Volunteers are awesome!

  • Museum Docents
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Library Services
  • Volunteer Services Representative
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Restoration and Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintenance & Custodial
  • Training & Education

Find out more on our volunteer page.


Memberships & Sponsorships

There are four levels of membership available to individuals and families.

  • Solo Membership: $50.00 – One Individual Membership
  • Family Membership: $100.00 – 2 adults and children/grandchildren 18 years old and under.
  • Membership +1: $120.00 – One individual membership plus one guest.
  • Membership +2: $150.00 – Two individual memberships plus 2 guests.

Call (541) 308-1600 for information on Business Memberships.


Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Antique Airplanes   •  Antique Automobiles

Where Oregon and Washington meet, at the Columbia River Gorge.

It's worth the trip!