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“Very nice place for family and children” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660
423-229-9447
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kingsport, Tennessee
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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“Very nice place for family and children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

When you visit Bay's Mountain you will enjoy the out doors, wild animals, and lots of things to do and see.
We'll worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Elkhorn City, Kentucky
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“Reasons To Stay @ Kingsport,TN.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was born & raised in Kingsport,TN. Kingsport has really grown since I left there & went to KY. There are so many places to shop,very nice eating establishments,2 great HSPS.,Competent Phicians ,Nice Motels & just so many other things,too numerous to mention.I would advise anyone thinking about taking a vacation to give Kingsport a try Ruby L. Swiney

Visited October 2013
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Greer, South Carolina
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“Nice Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our day at Bays Mountain Park. For only $4 dollars it was a good deal. Maybe if the admission was a little more, the place could be updated with newer exhibits. There were some animals gone in their exhibit which was disappointing. The barge ride was excellent. Ranger Bob was fun and informative. We wished we had more time to hike the 39 miles of trails. All in all, a nice park.

Visited October 2013
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DeLand, Florida
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“Family Reunion 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Every year for many years our family have had their family reunion at Bays Mountain. Many of the family members were retired employees of Eastman so are allowed to use the Eastman campground. It is such a beautiful place.

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Fun Planetarium”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It's always sad to see animals in cages and I wish the center had informational plaques to tell visitors why these animals are there. In the raptor center portion they make it clear that the birds are rescues that couldn't be released and we wondered about the other animals. Similarly we wondered when the dam was built, how long it took, what the area looked like before the dam etc.
The planetarium is an additional $4 per person but well worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed the presentation on the upcoming comet visiting Earth this upcoming November.

Visited August 2013
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