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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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An Excellent Air Museum

While we have been coming to the area for 12 years, this is the first time we visited the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. I was really impressed with all aspects of the museum. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Cod
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Cape Cod
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While we have been coming to the area for 12 years, this is the first time we visited the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. I was really impressed with all aspects of the museum. The cost is very reasonable, with both military and senior discounts (both, if they apply). All the displays were very well done and the number of vintage... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you like airplanes or aviation history, this is a must see! We had a free guide who took us through the museum and then showed us each airplane and described its history and use. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We spent about 90 minutes there and it was one of the highlights of our trip for my husband.... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Unique in that most of the planes can fly. Great gift shop for a favourite T-shirt or swearer.. This is one of my favourite places to go in the Rra.

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Lower Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

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

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

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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