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Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

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853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-7664
+1 423-229-9447
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Great Hike

I'm new to hiking and the trails at Bays Mountain are great! My husband, myself, and our 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jamie P
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Keokee, Virginia
Very nice

My husband and I spent several hours strolling through the park and walking along the lake. The man... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TravelDiva001
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“barge ride” (60 reviews)
“nature center” (37 reviews)
“zip line” (37 reviews)
LOCATION
853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-7664
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+1 423-229-9447
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"barge ride"
in 60 reviews
"nature center"
in 37 reviews
"zip line"
in 37 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 46 reviews
"animal exhibits"
in 22 reviews
"fire tower"
in 19 reviews
"wonderful place"
in 16 reviews
"ropes course"
in 10 reviews
"river otters"
in 6 reviews
"nature preserve"
in 5 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 5 reviews
"live animals"
in 5 reviews
"mile hike"
in 5 reviews
"whole family"
in 14 reviews
"gift shop"
in 10 reviews
"state of the art"
in 5 reviews
"local animals"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm new to hiking and the trails at Bays Mountain are great! My husband, myself, and our 2 teenage daughters went, we all had a great time!

Thank jamie P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent several hours strolling through the park and walking along the lake. The man wearing a talon glove and holding an owl, Houdini, was delightful and informative as was the lady at the newly constructed gazebo near the lily pads. Both...More

Thank TravelDiva001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is gorgeous and it was lots of fun. There are enclosed habitats for wolves, bobcats, otters, turtles, birds, foxes, and possibly more. The animals are in clean and comfortable environments. The have a herbatarium that holds animals such as snakes, frogs, and lizards....More

Thank mintykittycat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are disabled and the only way you can recreate is with assistance with you biking don't go. I have a heart murmur and i am trying to get in shape. I went their to ride my new pedal assist bike and told it...More

Thank tnmike7465
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had organized a little treasure hunt for our son in this park, yet it came to be much more...what an amazing full immersion into wildlife and nature of Tennessee...! We met the Red Hawk...Wolves...a Bobcat..and many other animals that are rescued here. The Planetarium...More

Thank adrianoromano
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park has a wide variety of options. We saw one of the planetarium showings about going to the moon again. On the barge ride we saw deer eating lily pads, a heron fishing, beaver dams, a phoebe family, cormorant. Enjoyed the animals in the...More

Thank SLS864
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Was in Kingsport for a family funeral. We needed a rest from sorrow and came to this park. What a beautiful peaceful place. We took the boat ride and really enjoyed that. The guide was so knowledgeable and so friendly. We live far away, but...More

Thank M4436BUmargaretw
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We recently went for a day trip to the park just to get away for a couple of hours. Took our dog to let her explore as well. Loved the trail around the lake, since I had the dog could not visit a lot of...More

Thank anthony t
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

i have been to bays mountain several times, park is very well taken care of, good place for the nature lover. wild life are good for adults and children to view. the grounds are well kept ,and there is plenty of parking.

Thank chasjud72
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

What a nice place to take a walk, enjoy the lake view and see the variety of birds and animals. We especially enjoyed seeing and hearing the wolves howling. It was only five dollars per car load to enter the park and we walked around...More

Thank Vickie S
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Michael M
28 January 2017|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Well, there is the lake and some beach areas. I've never seen anyone swimming in the lake though. At the foot of the mountain there is a very nice indoor/outdoor YMCA complete with several pools, a lazy river and a couple... More
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contour24
11 December 2015|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
Like the others say, it's $10. My teenage son and I did the zip line. The instructions take longer than the ride, really.
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pudge2028
3 June 2015|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
$10. I don't know the weight limit. I'm 165 lbs and I rode the zip line.
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