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Bays Mountain Park

Address: 853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone Number: 423-229-9447
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Observatories/ Planetariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks
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Type: Educational Sites, Observatories/ Planetariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Nature & Parks

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have grown up going to this park . I now take my family . It is a place that Kingsport gets a great bang for tax dollars spent . Well worth the cheap admission price as well . I suggest anyone visiting the area or live within a day's drive come enjoy a look at nature in a clean... More 

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Galax, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Entrance fee per car is $4, unbeatable! Nice staff, best park i have visited so far, and well preserved. Don't forget your camera! Missed the planetarium but will surely revisit this place. Will recommend for this Couples (old and young), singles, family, dates, hikers and all park lovers even if its for a few minutes drive through.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This place is the perfect place to take your children. The animals seem to be well fed and taken care of, from the wolves to the snakes. The park rangers are very friendly and helpful. The main building is like a mini museum which most children love. On the inside they have a lovely planetarium, models, an actual living bee... More 

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Chadron, Nebraska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Others were skeptical of me wanting to visit here. Even our local family hadn't been here in some 30 years. There was some concern about the roadway. Turned out just fine. It was so beautiful up on top. The wildlife reserve/refuge was a highlight as well. Animals seemed very happy and more free than the average zoo. Wolves, deer, otter,... More 

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Rogersville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We recently went to this park and it is on top of a mountain. It is well maintained and has a planetarium as well as a telescope to view the sun and stars outside. They had otters,deer,wolves,snakes and bob cats to see. A barge ride is available to go out on the lake. A trail that goes all around the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

best place for family fun ranger Bob was amazingly awesome. . it was so nice to get Down and dirty with nature love this place..

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful park in the city limits. Great programs in the planetarium and with Naturalists throughout the park. A variety of trails all in a great wooded setting and a pristine lake. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Don't tell anyone but this is Kingpsorts best kept secret. I've been enjoying Bays Mtn park for 20+ years. Many hiking and biking trails, and plentiful wildlife in and out of the park. Lots to do for the single person or the whole family -to name a few: Barge rides, planetarium shows, telescope for night sky viewing, ropes course, wildlife... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Safe place to camp, hike, ride bikes, cookout, etc. I worked for Eastman Chemicals and also live near this park. We go there often. Very nice for many occasions.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Beautiful Views of the Mountains , Lake , Animals etc. Nature trails to get out and lose yourself in. Many in WC's can even access parts of the trail around the lake and animals. I have been many times and don't think I have ever regretted the trip. Close to everything but don't really feel that way!

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