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

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Fun for kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
Karen M
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Illinois
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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98 reviews 98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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441 reviews 441 reviews
300 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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