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Swinging Bridge

Kinzel Springs between Old Walland Highway & E. Lamar Parkway, Townsend, TN
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Ranked #16 of 19 Attractions in Townsend
Type: Bridges
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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Townsend, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love this bridge. But be careful of the fast traffic. I stood and watched the water flow until I felt like I was moving with the water. One early morning I watched a young black bear in the water.

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Temple
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Awesome bridge! Follow tips for directions to residential area off Cameron Road, or another option is to park directly across the road at Kinzel Spring Century 21 (on Lamar Alexander Parkway...and they have a lovely pond & waterfall in back). Only downside to the "direct" option is you must watch traffic carefully before crossing. Fun to walk across this cool... More

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tennessee
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377 reviews 377 reviews
265 attraction reviews
336 helpful votes 336 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Townsend, Tennessee has no less than two swinging bridges. The Dark Island one is easy to find being near town and the one you float under on most Little river tube floats. This one is not so easy to find. One end is on the private property of a retreat and the other end is on Hwy. 321 hidden mostly... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Fun to walk across . Not much on the other side. Seems strong enough to walk over. The water is shallow ok for a few photos.

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Champaign, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you are a photographer take some time to visit this bridge in the early morning. The fog in the fall is most engaging.

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Simply, a swinging bridge. A little difficult to find. Walk across and back, that's it. Got a couple nice photos. Peaceful setting over the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

this is a cute little spot by the river in Townsend it is a very private place not many people around

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