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Tennessee Museum of Aviation

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Address: 135 Air Museum Way, Sevierville, TN 37862-8703
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+1 865-908-0171

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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The museum is separated in two parts, the typical museum section with displays, timelines and historical info of flight and planes; all neatly done & displayed. The second part... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rachel S
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is separated in two parts, the typical museum section with displays, timelines and historical info of flight and planes; all neatly done & displayed. The second part is in the old hangar. Display of planes and helicopters. You can even sit in the cockpit of an old plane. The people that run the museum are extremely helpful if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Was a rainy day so we decided to do "indoor" things. Went to this museum as my husband is very interested in older war planes. We entered the museum and were the only people there. We had a one on one tour - about two hours worth with the nicest volunteer that was so filled with information I was actually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

What a hidden gem we found. This was a great place to visit. The staff, cleanliness of building and awesome historical items were great. Very surprised to see 3 MIGs and an A7. Alot of vintage items from planes, motors, service attire, guns and etc. Thank yall for having this quality museum!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Came in on a Tuesday afternoon around 2:00 pm. Not busy at all. The museum is well put together with several aviation items in cases on display. Dont think small children would care for the display area, mine was 13 and did fine. There is also a short movie presentation. Seats available. Women in aviation stories. The hangar has several... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Really well done, especially all the exhibits about chaplains in the military, who are often overlooked Lots of memorabilia. A few planes and neat cutaways of the insides, but nothing fabulous there. The best part of the tour was all the stuff inside  Really very well done.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Ron for a wonderful tour today. Although our 9 year old was a bit fidgety we had a great visit. We learned so much from Ron and his informative and fun tour. So glad he and other volunteers take the time to show folks around. Great stories and so much more than if we had just walked through... More 

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We've visited this place a couple times. Once with kids and once without. The kids really enjoyed it as we did. Very knowledgable and friendly staff.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is an awesome museum. Its not huge, so won't take all day. It would be great on a rainy afternoon or to get out of the heat. Lot's to look at.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Very well laid out and and organized. Excellent chronological history with professional displays throughout. If you bring young kids they will most likely want to shot past all that boring adult stuff and head straight to the hanger where eyes will light up from sensory overload. There is a gift shop on site and basic candy type snacks. The hanger... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I have visited the museum several times before but never on a very hot summer day. The hangar portion of the museum was quite warm but the exhibit hall was nice and cool. In addition to airplanes they have several aircraft engines ( some are cutaways) and military vehicles on display.I really like the A-1 Skyraider and the P-47 Thunderbolts... More 

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