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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 things to do in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories & planetariums, Nature & wildlife areas, Bodies of water, Colleges & universities, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Observatories & planetariums, Nature & wildlife areas, Bodies of water, Colleges & universities, Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Bay's mountain has trails that nearly anyone of fair to excellent fitness can enjoy. There are relatively level loops around the lake, and more challenging trails to the top of the mountain. Or, just relax and enjoy the wolves, adjacent to the parking lot. With the planetarium and telescopes, there is much more to enjoy on bay's mountain. Bring your... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Bays Mountain is a scenic visit that epitomized the area and the wolves and planetarium were wonderful!!!! Don't forget to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy!

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Bristol, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes. Just go. It's a great place. From barge rides to a planetarium show to stuffed animals to wild animals to many miles of hiking trails, Bays Mountain has it all. It's clean and nice. A real family place.

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TN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is so nice to go there, peaceful..take a good book (or Ebook) and get lost in time. I love it in the spring time, not too hot not too many people there.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

If your wanting somethig cheap and affordable to take your kids out to do this is perfect. I havent been to the new exhibits theyve added, but Im sure when my kids get older we def. Will.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 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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