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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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Old wonderful planes. Family oriented. Wonderful!

It tells a story of the lives many of our heroes of generations past. My dad was in London in the army air corps. I learned so much.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kathy S
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It tells a story of the lives many of our heroes of generations past. My dad was in London in the army air corps. I learned so much.

Thank Kathy S
Knoxville Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is difficult to restore the few remaining military aircraft still left today but to get them flying is amazing! They don't fly every day but on special occasions and often go to airshows throughout the eastern USA. From a replica Wright Brothers Glider to Vietnam War fighter you can see in an air conditioned hangar year around. A history... More 

Thank Silentflier
Gahanna, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this museum is small, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, primarily because of Jerry, a volunteer who escorted us through the museum and shared a wealth of knowledge about every aircraft there. He also shared stories from other vets who had previously toured the museum.

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Ellenton, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The display of suits, helmet and other bits with text info is 100% Plane displays include the option to sit in a jet. Pilots sure are small!!!!! :-)

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Springfield, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are certainly larger aviation museums in the country with far more displays, but for its size, this museum is well laid out and has a lot of great information. There is a variety of items beyond the aircraft. The hanger is full of some very nice aircraft, many which are still airworthy, and lot of other items from military... More 

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Justin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love aviation museums so this was a must stop for us. It's not big but for being up in the mountains it was nice. We have seen the Smithsonian as well as living in Pearl Harbor HI so being exposed to so much you would think we would be disappointed but we were not. We especially loved the movie... More 

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I first visited the museum back in 2008 on my wedding weekend. I finally got the chance to take the kids to see it when we were in Gatlinburg. They loved it! Heck, I loved it! Being a huge fan of aviation - especially WWII - I was in my element. A great, great museum. My kids wanted to stay... More 

Thank Evil_E207
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

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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Reviewed 23 January 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 

Thank Lynette K
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Reviewed 14 January 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!!

Thank Mary L

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