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“Superb experience for all ages” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bays Mountain Park

Bays Mountain Park
853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660
423-229-9447
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Kingsport
Type: Educational Sites, Observatories/ Planetariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb experience for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are used to major attractions, like the National Zoo, be prepared to "enter" the habitat and be the visitor to the homes of the wildlife of the Smoky Mountains. The wolf pack roams their territory, and howls in answer to the naturalists on staff. The owls, hawks, and other injured raptors are raised as closely as practicable to their natural state. River otters frolic in their pond, and there are probably more deer roaming the park outside the deer habitat as inside the enclosure. Take the barge ride to see the beaver working on their dam, or just walk the many trails around the lake. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the park. The state of the art digital planetarium presents programs from several sources, including some produced at the park and distributed to other planetariums. Get a season pass, because there is no way to enjoy all the benefits of the park in one or two visits.

Visited May 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Bay's Mt Park a nice place for the family.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very nice park to spend a couple of hours with the kids or girlfriend. There are animal exhibits, the wolves are the best. Hiking, picnic grounds and the planetarium is pretty nice. You can take the kids on a pontoon ride around the small lake there. It cost only 3 bucks a car to get in too. The people there are wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Day trip in the mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

this is a great day trip for families or couples. So many animals to see, wolves, deer, snakes. Take the barge around the lake. There are several hiking trails surrounding the area. My friend has even hiked to the fire tower and the views from it are amazing.

Visited June 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lake and Mountain Get Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful and relaxing environment with natural enjoyment. A planetarium show, two different shows a day at various times. Bike and walking trails around the lake. Animals to watch in nature and enclosed turtles, raccoon, wolves, bobcat, and whitetail deer. And snakes for the reptile lovers. If you want to stay for lunch bring it with you, but watch out for the deer. They may try to eat out of your hand or table. Various plants and critters live on Bays Mountain. A great place to get away from a busy lifestyle for a few hours.

Visited April 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

i love going around looking the animals and enjoy the peace of being in the mountains the place so nice

Visited June 2013
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