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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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The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is an independently operated...

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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Out of the Way Treasure

This is off off the beaten path but is well worth the visit. The Chaplins exhibit is great. The collection of aircraft is worth seeing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
James R
Eatonton, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW

My husband loves these type of museums. The price was way too much for what you saw. The person we got our tickets from was kind of snotty. Not a real nice southern welcome. :-(

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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

This is off off the beaten path but is well worth the visit. The Chaplins exhibit is great. The collection of aircraft is worth seeing.

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appleton, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Good mueum. Nice history of aviation. Good displays, and planes Nice representation of women in aviation. Spent about an hour and half there. Worth the time

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Bluff Park, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a great museum, that features a great deal of military history. The biggest attraction is its collection of airworthy (and regularly flown) warbird aircraft, including two very rare WWII era P-47 Thunderbolts, and a thundering, combat veteran, A-1 Skyraider. It is a wonderful place to visit, right on the Gatlinburg Airport. If you have any interest in military... More 

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Mobile, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Just happened to stop in on a rainy day of sightseeing. Good selection of planes and Robert Doolittle's Medal of Honor. Good value for the admission price.

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We visited the Museum with friends recently. The museum is large. When you enter you first get to see lots of historical photos. This is a fine collection. When you are comfortable you are whisked off to the hangar to take a look at some of the best preserved WWII airplanes. They also had an exhibit of planes and shells... More 

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Monroe Twp., NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My husband is an all-around pilot-private, retired USAF and retired AA pilot. He always finds an aviation museum to visit while on vacation, and this trip was no exception. His level of interest is much higher than mine, but I did find some of the artifacts interesting as well as some of the planes. There are three cars on display... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a great time here today. The staff could not have been any nicer and reading and seeing a little history on vacation is not a bad thing either!!! Well worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum was easy to find and the people running the museum were very nice. I though the price was a little high but I always want to do my part in keeping the warbirds flying. They had many interesting and well cared for artifices in the museum area. The hangar is full of some unique and interesting non-flying pieces... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Must see. Lot's of WW II stuff. More than just planes, they have vintage cars also. Some planes you can get right in the cockpit.

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