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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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Beautiful scenery

Nice walk across the dam and the bay. Habitats area got wolves bobcats owels and really nice views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shenouda A
via mobile
Great Mtrn Bike Trails and Much Much More

I live close enough to enjoy this park multiple times a year. I often ride the single-track... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allen B
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“zip line” (38 reviews)
“nature center” (36 reviews)
“hiking trails” (45 reviews)
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853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-7664
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+1 423-229-9447
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk across the dam and the bay. Habitats area got wolves bobcats owels and really nice views. Friendly staff.

Thank Shenouda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live close enough to enjoy this park multiple times a year. I often ride the single-track mountain bike trails where I can choose between the lower rolling trails or challenge myself and ride to the top of the mountain where the view is awesome....More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of hiking trails that are shaded. The planetarium is a really cool and educational experience. My 13 year old loved it all. There's also a barge ride but it went down while we were waiting.

Thank itsgr82batnvol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great park, lots to do and see. many of the animals were quiet and not seen but we did see them feed the wolves (they do this twice a week). the planetarium is small but also good. we didn't use the many hiking trails...More

Thank Bettylou R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a road trip. Have 2 small children and a handicapped mother in a scooter on tow. Had paved paths around the animal exhibits which is nice that they were accessible. Had a lot of fun with the deer and wolves. Couldn't see...More

Thank mrshoneybear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had always came here as a kid with my siblings. I was able to return this august because I was in town for the BassPro NRA Night Race in Bristol. I had a great time at the park. The animals here don't stay very...More

Thank Darin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take our kids over for the day and we're surprised to find out military and veterans can do everything for free! The guy working the ticket counter set us up for a fun day with tons to do. The...More

Thank TravelingMamaX3
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 16 August 2017 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 16 August 2017 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
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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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