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Tennessee Museum of Aviation

Address: 135 Air Museum Way, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone Number: 865 908 0171
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Ranked #20 of 80 things to do in Sevierville
Type: Specialty museums, Military museums, Museums
Owner description: The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is an independently operated non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation...
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Type: Specialty museums, Military museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

10 members of our car club visited this great treasure of history. Many of our members are very into aviation as pilots, retired from airlines, grew up with parent pilots, veterans from military having served with airplanes and helicopters a major part of their service. Ron, our docent, knew it all. He was informative, knowledgeable, friendly and open to all... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great little museum a lot of information about WW2 the hanger was great a lot of warbirds it was very clean and the staff very friendly. Plus it was at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport which great cause you get to see aircraft taking off and landing.

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I did not personally visit this museum but my husband did and hasn't stopped talking about it since. He spend a couple of hours there and loved it. He bought about 60.00 worth of books from the gift shop too! While waiting on me to return, he enjoyed talking to the lady at the desk about the museum and aviation... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Don't expect Wright-Patterson or the Smithsonian when you come here. This really is the Tennessee Museum, as many of the displays honor the Tennessee natives who have added to the world of aviation both on the state and national level. Walking through the first area are displays with uniforms, medals, engines, and equipment from the era of flight. Information about... More 

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