Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, located in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 3500-acre nature preserve and the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee. The park features a picturesque 44-acre lake, a nature center with a state-of-the-art planetarium theater, adventure ropes course including a 300-foot zip line, and animal habitats featuring wolves, bobcats, raptors and reptiles. Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium offers a wide variety of public programs throughout the year. Enjoy a relaxing ride on the lake, get up close and personal with some of our native animals, and relax under a star-filled sky. Tickets for all programs may be purchased at the gift shop in the Nature Center and are only available on the day of the program.
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Entrance Fees: $4 per vehicle and $12 per bus. Planetarium Program Fees: $4 per person. Barge rides $3 per person. Nature Programs $2 per person.
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Open year-round; operating hours are seasonal.
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; New Years Day
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