Address: 853 Bays Mountain Park Rd. Kingsport, TN 37660 Contact Email: lydiawiley@kingsporttn.gov Phone: (423) 229-9447
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From I-26, take Exit #3 and follow the directional signage.


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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City: Kingsport, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Northeast

Admission Rates:
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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Payment Types Accepted:
Visa, MasterCard

Hours Open:
Open year-round; operating hours are seasonal.

Dates Closed:
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; New Years Day

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