Heritage Center

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"Don’t live in the past or future…Make history."

-Airstream founder Wally Byam, 1916

Our history, brought to life

Wally Byam made history when he built the world’s first Airstream travel trailer. Now, the Airstream Heritage Center will celebrate nearly 100 years of history-making adventures. Check back for more information about our Grand Opening.

Our history, brought to life

Wally Byam made history when he built the world’s first Airstream travel trailer. Now, the Airstream Heritage Center will celebrate nearly 100 years of history-making adventures. Check back for more information about our Grand Opening.

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Airstream Heritage

Wally Byam introduced the first riveted aluminum, semi-monocoque Airstream – known as the Clipper – in 1936. He forever changed the world of travel and built a community of like-minded adventurers called Airstreamers. Today, the entire Airstream community keeps Wally’s spirit alive and well. See all the important milestones of the last nearly 100 years and where we’re headed next.

"To strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you to follow a rainbow to its end…and thus make your travel dreams come true."

-Wally Byam