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Address: Kinzel Springs between Old Walland Highway & E. Lamar Parkway, Townsend, TN

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Fun stop if you're in the area.

My husband and I stopped here with our two young daughters during our last trip into Townsend. It's fun & kinda scary! The bridge sways beneath your feet and it'd be a pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We saw the bridge when we went down the river tubing. Then we rode bikes down the path along the main road and stopped to eat at Ms. Lilly's restaurant and saw the bridge. We took photos and went over to the ther side where there was a quaint cottage and a few folks we talked with and took photos.... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The swinging bridge in Townsend is a great stop for a little excitement and fun for kids of all ages. The beautiful river flowing beneath the bridge, combined with the surrounding vibrant Smoky Mountain wilderness and the swinging motion of the bridge tantalize the senses and make one feel, "Alive."

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United States
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped here with our two young daughters during our last trip into Townsend. It's fun & kinda scary! The bridge sways beneath your feet and it'd be a pretty bad fall if it broke, but it's VERY stable. Young kids will certainly get a kick out of it. My husband usually likes to wait until I'm... More 

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Highland, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I found the bridge with no trouble, and we both took the walk across. It was an interesting stop and worth the little time it took. Kids would love this!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Looked for it and it took a bit to find, but its a pretty unique bridge, and it does swing a bit walking with water flowing under you

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ok I will admit it. I was scared and did not walk all the way across the bridge. I only walked to the middle. What a beautiful sight of the river. The bridge is pretty long. This is at a roadside park in Townsend and right across from Apple Valley store and next to the special peoples park. Great for... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After absolving our fears of plunging into frigid water 30 ft below from a bridge with a sign that boldly states "Only 4 People On Bridge at a time", we walked across the bridge. It was fun. It swayed to the left and to the right. And it went up slightly and down slightly. And at the end of the... More 

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London
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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Swinging bridge in excellent shape. In order to get to it, you have to cross a very busy road. That was scary! At the far end of the bridge you exited into someone's driveway/backyard.

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Illinois
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you're nearby this is a fun little attraction to hit that's free! We walked back and forth across the swinging bridge a few times. The kids liked it. I heard the restaurant right there is good with fresh food, too.

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Milford, MI
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We love finding places that the ordinary traveler wouldn't find. This certainly met that description! We parked at the Kinzel Springs Century 21 office and crossed the road. The entire family loved this unique experience!

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Address: Kinzel Springs between Old Walland Highway & E. Lamar Parkway, Townsend, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend

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