Amusement, Attractions, Great Smoky Mountains, History, Museum

Tennessee Museum of Aviation

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.

The front part of the museum includes thousands of historic artifacts, while the back part is a 50,000 sq ft hanger packed with vintage aircraft.

Aviation enthusiasts will appreciate the professionally designed Exhibit Gallery, containing artifacts tracing aviation and military history, uniforms, aircraft models and hundreds of aviation memorabilia. It is interesting to watch the different flight uniforms evolve.

In the exhibits area features a “Wave Wall” which traces significant milestones in the history of aviation from before the Wright Brothers. There is piece of the USS Arizona.

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.

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