Aviation enthusiasts looking for things to do in Sevierville will find plenty of thrilling, sky-high attractions, from a historic aircraft collection at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation to breathtaking helicopter tours above the Great Smoky Mountains. Get your head in the clouds with these exciting Sevierville attractions.
A must-visit aviation museum for any aircraft aficionado, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation features a frequently changing collection of airworthy Warbirds and historic aviation memorabilia. While exploring the 50,000-square-foot museum, you could see artifacts like a relic from the U.S.S. Arizona, military flight suits and tributes to some of Tennessee’s very own aviation legends. Take a stroll through the pristine, white hangar, and walk alongside awe-inspiring aircraft, such as two of the remaining flyable P-47 Thunderbolts in the world, a supersonic MiG-21, a Sikorsky UH-34G military helicopter and early flight relics like a Boeing P-12.
And the best part? You might even catch one of these impeccably maintained planes thunder to life for an impromptu flight demonstration from the adjacent runway at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. There’s nothing like the unique, exciting “round sounds” of a radial engine aircraft as it taxis down the runway, takes off and soars into the big, blue Tennessee sky.
Ready to take to the skies yourself? Experience the adventure of the Golden Age of Aviation from the open cockpit of an authentic, fully restored 1928 Waco Biplane during a seasonal flight (offered from late spring to early fall) by Sky High Air Tours. With modern day barnstormer Marc Hightower as your pilot, you’ll roar along the foothills of the majestic Smoky Mountains and take in panoramic, bird’s-eye views of sparkling Douglas Lake, nearby Pigeon Forge and Dolly Parton’s 150-acre Dollywood theme park.
For a different kind of aerial adventure, Scenic Helicopter Tours offers 12 flight options, from a quick helicopter tour above Sevier County’s pastoral countryside to spectacular 100-mile flights throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hint: If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to take dramatic vacation photos, this is it.
Scenic Helicopter Tours
113 Helicopter Ride Blvd. Sevierville, TN 37876
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