We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-7664
Phone Number: +1 423-229-9447
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 387 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 269
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Beautiful Nature

This is a must visit park if you are anywhere close to Kingsport, I and my children grew up visiting this park. It has some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the state... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Papawclp
,
Kingsport, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

387 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 386: English reviews
Kingsport, Tennessee
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit park if you are anywhere close to Kingsport, I and my children grew up visiting this park. It has some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the state, from the mountain trails, planetarium, animals, gorgeous lake. DON'T MISS IT

Helpful?
Thank Papawclp
Crittenden, Kentucky
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful,largest city park in nation, something for everyone, a true get away, animals, lake,hiking, pontoon boat, zipline, great camps for kids in summer

Helpful?
Thank marthac538
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is beautiful but needs a little face lift! The bathrooms are disgusting and that is the nicest way to put it! The kids love the wolves and deer! If they can do some up keep and get a couple more animals it would be 5 stars!!

Helpful?
Thank Rachel A
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bays Mountain can give you a great place for many activities--take a mini-cruise around the lake, walk or bike long and beautiful trails any time of the year, visit the local animals and check out the planetarium and their fascinating shows.

Helpful?
Thank Rheadaria
Ravenna, Ohio
Level Contributor
56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun place to go that offered a lot of neat activities. There is a small animal area with a few rescue animals. We got to see the wolves which were really neat (watched them get fed), There is also a boat ride, a planetarium, and a small zipline. We have 2 adults and 4 kids and we... More 

Helpful?
Thank buckeyebear25
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this place. Had not been there since the late 70's. Still very nice. Pretty lake & some live animals.

Helpful?
Thank squibjib
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Really not much to do here. Animals were neat to view, but screaming kids early on a Saturday morning ruined day.

Helpful?
Thank Christine C
Level Contributor
90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We greatly enjoyed our visit to this park and look forward to returning. It was $5.00 to get it and well worth it. We weren't sure what they meant by animal habitats and thought that might cost extra but it does not. You just walk around the main grounds on paved paths to different enclosures. The wolves were absolutely magnificent.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vicki D
Kingsport, Tennessee
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I love to see each new show they have or walk the beautiful trails. I could just sit and watch the wolf cubs play for hours.

Helpful?
Thank voiceofkingsport
Rogersville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have hiked here several times in the past year...trail not too strenuous, mt. Views are awesome...

Helpful?
Thank Weemsjoy

Travellers who viewed Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium also viewed

 

Been to Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?