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Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

#1 of 25 things to do in Kingsport Features Animals
853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-7664
+1 423-229-9447
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Fun place to visit

We only went the nature center and Planetarium but really enjoyed it. We were lucky to see the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greeneville, Tennessee
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Best biking, running and hiking trails in the area

If you have an hour or two to kill in the tri-cities area, make it a point to check out Bays... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wytheville, Virginia
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“zip line” (38 reviews)
“nature center” (35 reviews)
“hiking trails” (44 reviews)
853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-7664
+1 423-229-9447
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We only went the nature center and Planetarium but really enjoyed it. We were lucky to see the otter even though he wasn't swimming or doing much we were just happy he made a appearance. The wolves, deer and turtles were also out and about....More

Thank 778shandab
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have an hour or two to kill in the tri-cities area, make it a point to check out Bays Mountain. The ride up the mountain is worth the few dollar admission alone. Once you reach the main parking area, the lake trail is...More

Thank Rt90RR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent the majority of a day here, took the barge ride, went to the planetarium, and hiked one of the trails. We enjoyed the animals, and our only gruff with the place was that many of the animal enclosures lacked information about the animals...More

Thank April K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a volunteer here for many years now and I just love this place. Tons of hiking and biking trails, and lots of educational opportunities. The adventure course is a great time, the planetarium is state of the art, barge rides are always...More

Thank Jaclyn08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Park has several animals and lots of walking trails. Also, has an adventure course and zip lines. Nice peaceful way to spend a pretty day!

Thank decorate4u2love
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wolves are the main attraction if not the lake I enjoy Bays mountain the wildlife is active all the time in this wonderful mountain escape

Thank Zachary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit there was great. The staff were very welcoming, kind, and very informative. My kids were excited about everything. There were turtles, snakes, raptors, river otters, deer, and especially wolves! We did hike and met many animals. We watched a movie called Totality (which...More

Thank shopcoffee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take a family. My grandchildren were in town, so I decided to take them to Bays Mountain Park. They were so excited to see all the wild animals that they did not want to leave. We had trouble getting...More

Thank Z7987LHdouglasr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to hike, see shows about outer space and see animals. I enjoy the barge ride and the guides are very knowledgeable

Thank pennyshoeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have gotten the year pass for years now and we always enjoy each visit! The place and people are great!

Thank Rogtn
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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
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.
3 June 2015|
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.