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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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Classic Aviation Lover's Dream

My fiance works in aviation and is an amateur aviation expert. My mom and I surprised him this morning by taking him to this museum. He was in heaven. We spent about two hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My fiance works in aviation and is an amateur aviation expert. My mom and I surprised him this morning by taking him to this museum. He was in heaven. We spent about two hours looking through the museum displays and within the hangar. The museum shows you the history of aviation and also how Tennessee and the Sevierville area ties... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was amazing!! Ron knew SO much and made our visit very enjoyable! Would definitely recommend you visit!!

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Jefferson, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I've visited several big air museums and this is small by comparison. It is very nice and you can get right up next to the planes, but the amount of planes is limited by the size of the facility.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Been to Gatlinburg a lot and found this place on trip advisor awesome place. My wife and I will be telling everyone about this place. We also can't wait to come back and see these planes flying.

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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

The museum is pefect for the Smoky Mountains. My favorite birds are the bolts and the OV-10 Bronco. Nice when a B17 was there one time and it was. Nice to see.

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Although a bit on the pricey side this was a decent enough aviation museum and I really liked how the inside displays were detailed with historical information. The hangar was a bit lacking in aircraft but it was okay. I was thrilled to see 2 airworthy P-47 Thunderbolts here! No other aviation museum I've been to has any flying P-47s.... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I am surprised this museum does not receive more publicity. I have been told this is one in a very few list of Tennessee museums. The facility is very clean and they have a great collection of vintage aircraft. During the spring through fall months, one can view them simulating "dog fights" with the older fighter planes. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great collection of old aircraft and memorabilia. Many operating aircraft on display. Well worth the visit.

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Whispering Pines, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice little museum. As it is privately owned, perhaps it will not close in the future, for there were few visitors in the 2 plus hours I was there: two leaving as I arrived, another couple and myself. The most interesting item at the museum is Jimmy Doolittle's Medal of Honor, at least in my opinion.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It's a small museum - but EXCEPTIONALLY well done. The fact that a large part of the collection is airworthy is of note. The whole family loved this side excursion!

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