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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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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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Gainesville,Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A nice little aviation museum that is out of the way and is not over crowded. You can go and enjoy your self and not worry about getting bumped into or stand in a line. Various types of older aircraft and a nice museum setting with a lot of history in aviation. If you like planes and aviation you'll love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

For fans of avaitino this is a good stop. I am not into this stuff, but still enjoyed. It has a moderate size hangar and nice museum area with artifacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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

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

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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