Explore Hood River’s Museums This Winter

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So, your vacation days have fallen in the winter and you are looking for a fun way to spend your time, why not a vacation in Hood River? The museums located in this wonderful city mean you’ll never be bored for even a minute.

Hood River’s culturally diverse museums are sure to capture your attention with extensive collections, live displays and lots of information that will help satisfy your thirst for knowledge and adventure.

Do we have your attention yet? Here are some previews of what you can expect on your museum visiting tours in Hood River if you do visit.

  • The Western Antique Aeroplane And Automobile Museum (WAAAM):

Opened in 2007, this museum is adjacent to the Ken Jernstedt Memorial Airport and hosts the annual Hood River Fly-In held the first weekend after Labor Day every year. They have one of the largest collections of still-flying antique airplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country and are open to the public every day from 9:00-5:00 except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

WAAAM also hosts some special activities every second Saturday of the month. If you’re around on the 14th of December, you can enjoy the Snow Dominators – Cars & Planes on Skis. How cool is that?

  • Hood River County History Museum:

In existence since 1978, the Hood River County History Museum is the one place to go for the interesting backstory of Hood River and how it came to be. From precious Native American material to the first windsurfing board, the diverse holdings of this museum show Hood River’s diverse people and their interests.

Explore intriguing stories and struggles told through collection artifacts, including art, decorative arts, costumes, photographs, tools, agricultural equipment, sporting equipment, and archival documents. They are open Mondays – Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm; except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum:

Located in the nearby Dales, this museum was established in 1997 and features exhibits about the area’s geology, Ice Age prehistory, Native American culture and basketry, and explorations by Lewis and Clark and others. At the center, you will also find a library, meeting rooms, auditoriums, a gift shop, and a cafe.

You can also find a handicap accessible paved interpretive trail with vistas of the Columbia River Gorge and the Klickitat Hills. On the 14th of December, you can visit the museum for The Northwest Regional Spinners Association Watch, where you can learn and ask questions about the art and craft of hand spinning. They operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. The museum is however closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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