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Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 USA

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“Your gateway to the stars!”

Bays Mountain Park, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3,550-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee.  Offering a variety of features, visitors to Bays Mountain Park can enjoy a picturesque 44-acre lake, a Nature Center  with a  state-of-the-art  Planetarium Theater, Animal Habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles, and anAdventure Ropes Course complete with a 300-ft. zip line.  Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the park’s 38 miles of trails forhiking, running, sight-seeing, exploration and mountain biking.

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Reviewed by
lmapp

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

Hadn't been to a planetarium in decades. This was a nice cool, inexpensive stop near the end of a long, hot road trip. Even had a few minutes extra to visit the herpetarium, hurrah!

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Reviewed by
travelnrivers

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 16, 2020
Rated 5.0

Loved it! Went for a school field trip and ended up staying late. We saw the show about Orion's Belt - which was very interesting. But it was a little much for me, folk lore and such. After we walked around to see all of the animals that they have helped to rehabilitate. We watched them feed the wolves, unique experience. There are tons of trails to walk on. A perfect place to go hiking! We will definitely be back - A LOT!!! I want to say, it was also only $5 to get in. Cheap for a whole day of activities with family. Pack a picnic lunch! I believe the shows are extra. ALSO, they have specials for zip line! Great deals!!! One of my favorite finds - being new to the area!

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rivermomma

  • 17 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 26, 2018
Rated 4.0

Definitely worth stopping, if you have time. The show was ok, but the host was very engaging for our 6&9 year old boys. We walked through the habitats before hitting the road again and enjoyed the break from driving.

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Reviewed by
tiffany.cody.31

  • 26 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
May 14, 2017
Rated 5.0

Such a wonderful place to visit. Lots of great hiking trails and beautiful scenery

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Reviewed by
Emily

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0

great!

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Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

853 Bays Mountain Park Rd
Kingsport, Tennessee
37660 USA

Hours

Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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