Airplane gas station barber shop.

Airplane Gas Station

Field review by the editors.

Powell, Tennessee

Built by brothers Henry and Elmer Nickle in 1929 (Elmer loved airplanes). By the early 2000s the Airplane Gas Station was abandoned and about to be bulldozed. A local group pledged to restore it, leading to a decade-long project that ended with the attachment of a replacement propeller in 2017. It's now a barber shop, where visitors can have the unique experience of having their hair cut in a former gas station that looks like an airplane.

Airplane Gas Station

John's Barber Shop

Address:
6829 Clinton Hwy, Powell, TN
Directions:
John's Barber Shop. I-75 exit 110 (Callahan Drive). Drive southwest about a mile, then right on US Hwy 25W/Hwy 9 (Clinton Hwy). The plane is at the top of a hill about a half-mile north, on the southbound side of the road.
Hours:
M-F 8-6, Sa 8-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
865-771-1174
Admission:
Haircut $12.
RA Rates:
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