“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.
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!
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.
Such a wonderful place to visit. Lots of great hiking trails and beautiful scenery
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Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
- Sun: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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