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“A must when visiting Kingsport”

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Kingsport
Certificate of Excellence
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Kingsport, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A must when visiting Kingsport”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is great for all ages. It has hiking trails, animals and a Planetarium. The wolves are awesome to watch. Deer are known to get very close to you while your having a picnic.

Visited July 2013
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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“time on the Mtn.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a fantastic place to go to visit with nature. The planetarium show is well worth the small cost, the barge ride around the lake is both fun and educational . The staff and employees of the park are all very well trained at what they do and also very knowledgeable about the areas they represent. The small cost for parking and for the planetarium show and the barge ride is well worth the cost. Also the park has several well maintained hiking trails. from casual to expert.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Harold W
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Kingsport, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for a day away.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great hiking paths. Very good Planetarium program. A worthwhile venue. There is a good boat trip around the lake that will show lots of flora and fauna.

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Take the kids!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Hiking trails, an observatory, star programs. Dam, falls, river walks and huge rocks to sit on. Highpoint is the wolves. They retain their pack wildness, but capture your attention. Deer are upwind and a pleasure to view. Boat ride is a plus.

Visited August 2013
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Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Bays Mountain Park is one of the great places of Northeast Tennessee. It's a city park that contains a fine little zoo, a lake, a fine planetarium, and zillions of walking and riding trails. It's such a wonderful place just to contemplate the beauty of nature.

Visited September 2013
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