Do you have a child that is interested in aviation? Nashville doesn’t have an aerospace museum but there are several opportunities to go plane spotting in Middle Tennessee. There are also several small museums within a few hours’ drive to keep your little (or big) aviator entertained.


Nashville International Airport

John C. Tune Airport – Map – The terminal is open to the public and families are welcome to watch the planes through the big glass windows over looking the runway.

Smyrna AirportMap – The terminal is open to the public, but I was told the best spot to watch the planes is from the Smyrna Greenway. Check out the trail map HERE and park at either the Lee Victory trail head (#2 on the map) or the Fitzhugh Blvd. trailhead (#4 on the map). There are even benches and informational plaques about the airport on the trail.

Sumner County Regional AirportMap

Lebanon AirportMap The terminal is open to the public and there are 3 benches that welcome families to come and sit and watch the planes take off and land.

Murfreesboro AirportMap The terminal is open and there are also picnic tables and a grill where you can have lunch and watch the planes.

  • MTSU, also in Murfreesboro is home to an aerospace program where you can study to be a pilot or air traffic controller. The program also offers camps to high school students. Get more details HERE.

Nearby Aviation Museums

Lauren Breeze
About the Author: Lauren Breeze

Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.

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