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“great place to see older planes”

Tennessee Museum of Aviation
Ranked #22 of 85 things to do in Sevierville
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Williamstown, Kentucky
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great place to see older planes”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

been there a couple times and it is the cleanest hanger i have ever seen and the planes are great

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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thank you for the wonderful compliments. We certainly appreciate our repeat visitors. We are extremely proud of the facilities’ cleanliness. The 35,000 sq ft hangar is bright and clean … perfect for photographers. We hope you will return again soon.
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Shingle Springs, California, United States
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“Great find!”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

A great museum with a broad overview on some items, but some real detail on others, like the military chaplains display. I'm not a plane buff, but I appreciated the exhibits and knew more when I left than when I arrived! The displays were well-lighted and it was easy to read the captions.

Visited March 2012
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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
We appreciate the time you have taken to offer your opinion. We are very proud of our facility. The exhibit gallery is an excellent area to explore the impact aviation has had on our country. The well-designed exhibits encompass a vast array of memorabilia. Thank you for visiting the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, and we hope you will return in the future.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“ok”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

This was ok, some good and some boring but you cant win them all.

Visited February 2012
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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation takes pride in our facility. Often enough, our museum is compared to the larger government financed facilities, all of which have considerably more aircraft on display. Our hangar houses several aircraft; most of our collection is “airworthy,” making it a wonderful place for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs. The exhibit gallery provides thousands of historic artifacts, and the magnificently restored "Warbirds” are kept in a clean bright 35,000 sq ft hangar. Our goal is to have visitors leave our facility understanding the many accomplishments in aviation, and an appreciation for the men and women who not only flew the aircraft, but those who designed, built, and maintained these wonderful flying machines.
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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Great collection of vintage WWII planes as well as some contemporary planes. Somedays you may be lucky enough to catch the owner taking one out for a spin! Most are flyable condition.

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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation takes pride in our collection of "Airworthy Warbirds." Having a 5506 ft runway, just outside our hangar door, makes unscheduled flight demonstration an enjoyable experience for our visitors.
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Fort Myers, Florida
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“Fun place if you're an Aviation buff.”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

If you're into aviation with an extra $13 to spend, you'll enjoy this museum.
It's an interesting collection of other people's toys mixed with historical facts. Everybody seems to have their favorite part of the collection. Mine was the Red Bull Albatross.
It seems the collection changes, so you may see something different than the last guy.

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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this review, 16 February 2012
The collection of airworthy Warbirds, at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, actually makes us a "living history museum." The many changing exhibits and aircraft allow our repeat visitors the opportunity to see new exhibits and maybe a different aircraft from time to time.
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