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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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Landrum, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Most people probably wouldn't find this very interesting. But, my husband and I both love history and he is super into old WW2-era planes, so this was right up our alley. Lots to look at and read. We really enjoyed it. If you have a child who loves planes, this would be perfect for him/her. It was pretty empty when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took our two and six year old all over Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This was by far their favorite stop. This is a great way to get away from the crowds, as we had the place to ourselves. The museum is split. On one side it has a small but great museum of artifacts, TN aviation hall of fame... More 

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wow what a nice place away from the crowded town areas. We stopped here today for one last adventure before leaving the area to head back home. The museum is well organized and has lots of history. There was a good amount of military aircrafts for the hanger size. I would have loved to have seen more military aircrafts but... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The museum is small but they did a nice job of incorporating Tennessee's part in aviation with an overall view of aviation history. The hangar is hot in the summer (but they do warn you) but the hangar is worth the visit. They have helicopters and planes used from WWII and on. The Mustang and Thunderbirds are really cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I was extremely impressed by this museum. Very clean and very well organized. I should mention that I really don't have a strong interest in aviation either. But found a lot of extremely interesting information even for a rookie like me. This is a must stop for anyone with an interest in aviation and/or military aviation.

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north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The number and variety of old military aircraft which are still flyable was quite surprising. Check to see when they fly the P-47 Thunderbolt and the A-1 Skyraider. They are really impressive.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love old planes and have visited this small museum many times. We always find something new and interesting.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Take your time here. There is so much to see and read. Many films to watch and then there are the planes to match the stories! The guides were extremely knowledgeable. Must see!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It's not like spending a day at the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., but we thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours at this museum on our recent trip to Gatlinburg. We had the place to ourselves, which was nice. After looking at the displays and exhibits, we entered the hangar side of the museum to view an assortment... More 

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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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