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Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

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Address: 853 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660-7664
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+1 423-229-9447

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i loved it and we will go back the sites was breathe taking my husband is from here so he knew the right spots for perfect pics

Reviewed 2 days ago
KNOXVILLE, United States
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KNOXVILLE, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i loved it and we will go back the sites was breathe taking my husband is from here so he knew the right spots for perfect pics

Thank mamieh2017
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an incredibly beautiful park with miles of hiking trails. Be sure to plan the day beginning with the howling of the wolves. Most amazing sound you will hear & there's nothing like walking quietly in the woods and hearing them! Be sure to check out the snakes & the deer. The view from the tower will leave you... More 

Thank DawnS47
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At least that's the way it looked as we watched the wolves wolfing down a deer in the wolf exhibit. There were other animals to see and a small zipline and a boatride and what have ya but for me, it's all about the wolves. Maybe it's cuz I'm a dog person, I don't know, but I could sit and... More 

Thank PercyHawkins
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many things to do and see!! We live near by and visit the park week after week. Many miles off hiking to do, and lots of geocaches!!

Thank Tom T
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

There's lots to do here. You can hike to the fire tower if you're adventurous...it's a moderate hike and I consider it strenuous to hike to the top of fire tower...but I'm not in the best shape , my husband does it a lot. You can also hike around the lake ...still a great hike . There are lots of... More 

Thank thnknpink
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2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Been going to Bays Mountain Park since elementary school field trips and now I'm 44 years old and I still love the park! I've been an avid backpacker for years but if I don't have time for a big trip, I can quickly slip over to Bays Mountain for a nature fix. For only a $5 ticket into the park,... More 

Thank hammondscp
Kingsport, Tennessee
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This has always been a favorite place to visit since childhood. I love the wolves the best but as an adult I am enjoying working my way through the miles and miles of hiking trails. It is so beautiful up here.

Thank Carol C
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A wonderful place to be outdoors and have fun. I am not impressed with the guy in the planetarium, arrogant little person, but the park is great. It is worth the visit and I highly recommend the lakeside trail on your visit.

Thank Roger T
Barbourville, Kentucky
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The drive to this park was a nice off of the beaten path ride. It was $5/car and has the potential of being a great place to spend the day especially with small children. It was quite disappointing though that most of the indoor and outdoor exhibits had no live animals or fish. The presentations and the barge ride only... More 

Thank Penny N
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I like coming here and seeing the animals. I would like to see more animals available. Kids seem to enjoy it.

Thank Robin H

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