3005 Bay Meadow Place
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: (423) 765-1955
Fax: (423) 765-2660
Bays Mountain is a nature preserve owned and operated by the city. The facilities include a 3,500 acre outdoor nature preserve, a 44 acre lake, and a nature center/museum. The nature center houses a planetarium with a 40 foot diameter dome. The park offers public as well as school programs. The hours change througout the year, call for details.
Kingsport Greenbelt consists of nine miles of bicycle trails along parts of the Reedy Creek and Holston River.
The Kingsport Renaissance Center is a community building that houses many fine arts organizations.
This section of the Greenbelt Linear Park includes a swinging bridge, picnic area, playground, jogging/bicycle path, fishing and historical markers.
Downtown Kingsport is encircled by a 1.8 mile trail that can be used to enjoy Kingsport
The Downtown Kingsport Association has preserved its historic buildings, providing an acknowledgement of the town's rich history and culture, by restoring the downtown area to enable more people to live, work, shop, and relax there.
Beechwood Music Center provides a pleasant family atmosphere with bands performing Friday and Saturday nights.
One of the nation's most historic routes, the Wilderness Trail was blazed by Daniel Boone in 1775. It soon became the route for hundreds of thousands of settlers of the western frontier. A driving tour is available and follows the Wilderness Trail to Cumberland Gap as closely as possible. This guide is arranged by stops, beginning at the Long Island of the Holston near the historic Netherland Inn.
Exchange Place: Gaines-Preston Farm will take you back to the 1850s with its restored structures from the 19th Century. This living history farm will give a glimpse of how farm life was through demonstrations such as how things were bought through exchanging items. Check out the basketry, spinning, candle dipping and quilting work stations. They also have period livestock in the farm. Every necessity was either grown or made during that era. This place shows how in this fast paced life where everything is available in a jiffy, it was not so in that time. Only salt was bought. It is a great place to visit during festivals like Spring Garden Fair, Fall Folk Arts Festival, Witches Wynd and Christmas in the Country.
The Exchange Place is a restored building showing eight original reconstructed buildings and four historic breeds of livestock.
Intriguing history and southern elegance create the romantic setting of Kingsport's Allandale Mansion. The same fine furnishings, antiques, and art that decorated the home when it was built in 1950 dress the interior today. The house and grounds became a part of Kingsport's civic and social life in 1983. Now, it is a favorite spot for elegant weddings and receptions, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. The newly redecorated barn on the grounds is also available for more casual affairs.
This speedway has two oval tracks with concrete surfaces. One track equals three-eighths of a mile and the other one-fifth of a mile. Racing takes place March through September.