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Tennessee Museum of Aviation

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Address: 135 Air Museum Way, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone Number: 865 908 0171
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Description: The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is an independently operated non-profit...
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is an independently operated non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to preserving aviation history, maintaining and exhibiting historical aircraft, advancing aviation education, and to honoring those who have made extraordinary contributions to aviation and aerospace. The Tennessee Museum of Aviation opened in Sevierville on 12/15/2001. The 50,000 sq ft facility is located beside the runway of the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (KGKT). Airworthy "Warbirds" are the foundation of our collection, making this a very unique location for visitors to enjoy unscheduled flight demonstrations. Docents are available to assist visitors on a leisurely walk through our 35,000 sq ft hangar, observing a variety of magnificently restored Warbirds and offering a glimpse at some future projects waiting for restoration. We are a "living" museum, therefore our exhibits and aircraft change frequently. Browse the museum's air-conditioned exhibit gallery. A 52 foot "Wave Wall" not only traces aviation history from before the Wright Brothers, it includes the timelines of Military Aviation History and Tennessee Aviation History.
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Very nice museum

We had a few hours before we were supposed to check in to our hotel, so we visited this museum. It is very clean, well organized and easy to walk through. The woman in charge was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I don't know why cars are there, but ok... I actually liked the museum part more than I did the hangar, which is odd as I don't care for planes/aviation, so i felt I may just want to look at some planes. Not a large selection of planes, but it was nice

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had a few hours before we were supposed to check in to our hotel, so we visited this museum. It is very clean, well organized and easy to walk through. The woman in charge was so helpful & knowledgeable! There are many time lines and wall charts, along with 'careers in aviation'. These are really good ways to discuss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We found this little gem on our annual Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg trip due to Trip Advisor. It isn't too far off the Parkway, but there are only a few people on a weekday, so it's a good way to avoid the crowds. There are two parts to this attraction - first is a very nice museum of aviation history (nice cool... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The staff and volunteers are super friendly at this museum and they have quite an impressive collection of aircraft and historical information and gear. The tour guides consist mainly of airplane veterans (mostly air force I believe), so it is a real treat to hear them describe the planes that many of them actually flew! If you like air museums... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This museum is probably best for people with a real interest in aviation. They have some interesting artifacts (I found the different flight suits and the exhibit on military chaplains interesting.) They have a hangar full of a variety of planes. The descriptions were pretty technical, so if you don't know much about planes, the information basically "flies" over your... More 

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Jackson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My family enjoyed this attraction. The museum is set up so you can go at your own pace and view the artifacts and exhibits. The most interesting part was viewing all of the airplanes in the hanger exhibit.

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Powell, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Took over 120 children in two groups over two days. The children & sponsors enjoyed it greatly. Historic aircraft, many still being flown, are displayed in a large hanger ( unairconditioned but inside). The prices are reasonable for this type of museum (see photo). The guides are knowledgable (most veterans with combat flight experience). The exhibits include mock ups, uniforms,... More 

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Kodak, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wonderful to view the aircrafts on display. Wonderful walk thru at your own pace and lots of informative information about displays. Anyone with interest in military and aircraft would enjoy the history displayed here.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very well put together actually larger than expected for a small airport. Well worth the money if your into aviation don't pass this up. Took the family and everyone enjoyed!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very well maintained and a family affordable. They have several items of interest as well as a history of all the things they show.

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Address: 135 Air Museum Way, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone Number: 865 908 0171
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Sevierville

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