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“great place to see older planes”

Tennessee Museum of Aviation
Ranked #11 of 92 things to do in Sevierville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: WHERE HISTORY LIVES! Airworthy "Warbirds" are the foundation of this 50,000 sq ft facility, located on the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport in Sevierville. This unique location helps to bring aviation history to life with unscheduled flight demonstrations. Aviation enthusiasts will appreciate the professionally designed Exhibit Gallery, containing artifacts tracing aviation and military history, uniforms, aircraft models and hundreds of aviation memorabilia. The 35,000 sq ft Aircraft Hangar features aircraft engines and cockpits, military vehicles, and magnificently restored vintage “Warbirds.” The collection of trainers, fighters, helicopters, jets and amphibious aircraft will definitely satisfy the interest of any “Warbird” fan. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or just have a passing interest in flight, this is a must-see while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. Travel off the beaten path and explore the fascinating realm of flight at this hidden treasure.
Reviewed 21 March 2012

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

Thank Mike1701
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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 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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"on display"
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"military vehicles"
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"nice display"
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"historical information"
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"different eras"
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"actual aircraft"
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"excellent history"
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"a bit off the beaten path"
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"well worth the visit"
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"my husband"
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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.

Thank Kim K
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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed 29 February 2012

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

Thank shonna b
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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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.

Thank Steve H
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TN_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Museum of Aviation, responded to this reviewResponded 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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