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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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164 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

In addition to the well-designed exhibits of military stories and materials old and new, the attached hangar has a full range of surprises. Alongside the hospitable staff, military veteran volunteers freely offer guidance and valuable information. I was glad to see the amount of attention given to the roles of military chaplains and their history. Highlights of our day were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Walked through pretty quick. My boyfriend says they are incredibly biased towards American planes. This is America though, I informed him. Haha. Everybody was friendly and we talked with the lady for a bit about the history.

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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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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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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