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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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Saturday hike

Great location for all levels of hiking. Start at the Nature center for those less steady on their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
5sahandful
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Kettering, Ohio
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planetarium

I enjoyed the Planetarium. I wish he would have talked down to us. I love science but it has been a... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
glo m
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Cary, North Carolina
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location for all levels of hiking. Start at the Nature center for those less steady on their feet and proceed on some paved pathways. Disappointed that the wolves were not howling while we were there, but the people howling at the wolves was truly...More

Thank 5sahandful
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I enjoyed the Planetarium. I wish he would have talked down to us. I love science but it has been a long time since I have studied much. The seats were very comfortable.

Thank glo m
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We have maintained an annual membership at Bays Mountain park since moving to this area almost 6 years ago. Great place to hike, see the animal exhibits, planetarium, or ride the barge.

Thank contractor2016
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Originally a National Audubon Society park and currently the flagship of Tennessee's first birding trial, Kingsport Birding Trail (KBT) the park is recognized as a premier birding destination. Aged entry road, facilities, exhibits, animals, and reservoir dam demand upgrades and repair. Take binoculars and look...More

Thank SaddlePoor
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We went to the planetarium show and then a little walk to the snake house. Will go back to see the wolves, etc. It is much more extensive than we expected.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 12 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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 5 September 2017 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 29 August 2017

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 26 August 2017 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
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Michael M
29 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
12 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
4 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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