Oregon Aviation Museums

There are many aviation and airplane museums around the United States. It would mostly likely take a lifetime and a fortune to travel to every single one. It doesn't mean that you cant try though!

In these pages you will find a list of aviation museums by state. Each museum contains a description, location, and various other military history museums you can find nearby. Milsurpia has been created for the military history enthusiast and wants to make finding these gems easier. This list of has been archived together as a community. If you notice a museum missing or would like to contribute information, please feel free to reach out and submit it!

To submit a museum or organization for consideration please contact us. Photos and descriptions of locations will not be listed without expressed consent.

Aircraft Parking

Private pilots take notice! Airplane museums around the country are available for you to fly into. Many of the museums in the below aviation museum directory allow private pilots to park for free at their facilities. When you are planning your next flight out, think about checking out one of these museums and supporting the community. Be sure to check the website and / or call ahead for proper parking and taxi instructions.

Event Planning

Another great thing about aviation museums is those wide open hangars! Many of the below museums offer their hangars for events. Consider checking them out and renting a hangar for your next event.

Oregon Aviation Historical Society

The Oregon Aviation Historical Society’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and restore Oregon related aviation artifacts for interpretive and educational display to insure the preservation of Oregon’s rich aviation heritage for future generations.” The museum houses some very unique pieces in their hangars as well as being the home to the Oregon Aviation Hall of Fame. The museum houses more than 5 home built aircraft that exhibit the exhilaration story of experimental aircraft and their impact on American avation history. Aside from the finished aircraft on display, the organization is constantly working on new restorations. For those looking for volunteer opportunities, the Oregon Aviation Historical Society is constantly looking for skilled volunteers. Be sure to swing by and check out everything they have to offer or visit their social media channels for some great updates! An important note, private tours can be made available on request. As usual, we recommend checking the museum’s website hours prior to traveling long distances for a visit. Check out the video introduction from their youtube channel below!!

Pendleton, OR

Tillamook, OR

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) has one of the largest collections of antique aircraft and vehicles. This museum offers just as much enjoyment for the aviation and classic car enthusiast alike. One of the most impressive feats of this museum is how many of their aircraft and vehicles are still operational! The collections at WAAAM are not specific to military but do have plenty for the military history enthusiast. Aside from seeing their collections, you can also find many of the vehicles out at local parades or flyovers. The vehicles in operation range from World War 2, through Korea, and into the Vietnam era. Some exceptionally noteworthy aircraft on display are their Sopwith Pup, Fairchild trainer, and Piper Grasshoppers, and other small recon / liaison aircraft. There are some other lesser known aircraft that might pique the curiosity as well such as their Franklin PS-2 Glider. For an extra exceptional experience, check out the museum on the second Saturday of the month and get the chance to take a drive in one of their vehicles.