Sevierville celebrates everything to do with Tennessee’s aviation history in the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. One of the best niche museum you will ever walk through is combined with a hangar full of aircraft give you a knowledgeable and fun way to explore the world of aviation and of course how Tennessee has figured into that history.
The museum has been lovingly curated and tells not only about the history of aviation but it also weaves in the important roles that the people of Tennessee have played in the history of aviation. From a timeline showing the evolution of aviation (this take sup an entire wall) to a wall depicting the Tennessee Hall of Fame, there is nothing like this museum. Everything it labeled and the exhibits move from one era to another, from one topic to another. It becomes very easy to know what the subject matter is and even the youngest in the family will enjoy the information they are absorbing.
The hangar is, maybe, the most exciting part of any visit to the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. Most of the planes are still, airworthy aircraft that are flown on occasion. Here is a partial list of what you might see in the hangar at any one time:
- 1902 Wright Glider
- Beechcraft SNB
- Bell 222 – Airwolf
- Boeing P-12E
- Douglas A-1H – Skyraider
- F-86 Sabrejet
- MiG 17
- North American P-51D – Mustang
- North American Rockwell OV-10 – Bronco
- North American T-28 – Trojan
- Republic P-7D – Thunderbolt
- Sikorsky UH-34G
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is located in Sevierville, TN. If you come to town from I-40, you will find yourself on Hwy 66 (Winfield Dunn Parkway). When you get to Sevierville proper, you are going to make a left hand turn onto Dolly Parton Parkway. Follow Dolly Parton Parkway through the main part of town. After you cross the turn off to Veterans Blvd, start watching for the Tennessee Museum of Aviation on the right hand side of the road. From this point, follow the signs.
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is a great museum to learn more about the history of aviation and Tennessee heroes of aviation. Browse through the Hall of Fame, look through the exhibits and then stand in awe among some of the most famous types of plane sin the world. Remember that most of them are airworthy and that they are all marvels of the creative spirit of the aviation pioneers that invented and designed them. Spend the day with the family learning and marveling at the rich history of Tennessee in the world of flight.