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Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 USA

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“A wild place”

Come visit us and find out why people love Ijams so much! Ijams is a wild place filled with rocks, rivers, trees, trails, owls and salamanders. Visitors of all ages and ability can hike, bike, paddle, stroll, learn or simply enjoy the day. Ijams is a sanctuary for all visitors to learn and connect with the natural world and be made better by that connection – a place where living with the earth and caring for the earth become one and the same. Ijams is also a member and visitor-supported nonprofit organization. Your generous support is needed to continue the ongoing legacy for generations to come.

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Reviewed by
Green.Girl.16

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
January 05, 2017
Rated 5.0

This place was BEAUTIFUL! We visited on our way through Tennessee as a stop to stretch our legs and let the kiddos play. It was perfect the walk down to the river bridge trail is only 1 mile long and the nature play scape was Awesome! Our children are 15 months and 5 years. They loved our nature adventure! We visited in January and it was beautiful I imagine it gets even better in the spring and summer!
We spent an hour here after about 9 hours in the car. It was perfect and just what we needed!
Friendly staff lots of learning opportunities and tons of Fun!

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
CKiddo1

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0

Great place to walk, bike, and enjoy nature!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Lesli Peterson

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  • 37 Helpful
July 30, 2021
Rated 5.0

This is one of our favorite places to visit when we visit Knoxville. It's so close to downtown Knoxville, but feels far away. Love the hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and boardwalks along the river!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Alyvia_King

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  • 0 Helpful
July 08, 2022
Rated 5.0

There is so many things to do and see I cannot recommend this experience enough. And it’s beautiful!!

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Reviewed by
roadtripper6918821

  • 12 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 30, 2022
Rated 5.0

I made this stop while on my long road trip from Minneapolis to Gatlinburg and it was perfect. With Knoxville being about an hour from my destination and being on the road all day it was a perfect way to get some walking and nature time in. They have bathrooms and a large gift shop and you can use the nature center for free. I bought some snacks, used the bathroom, filled up on water, and took about a 45 minute hike down the Tower Trail and along the Riverwalk shortly before sunset, which was so nice. Wear your tennis shoes or hiking shoes and it is a dirt and rock trail that does go up and down. Google states that it closes at 5pm however, the sign at the gate says the gate closes at sunset and when I left at 6pm they were still open. They also have a zipline or something of that nature there for you to enjoy for $$ if you want. I really enjoyed this stop and would stop again in the future. Thank you Ijams Nature Center!

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Reviewed by
jaydecroschere1

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 04, 2019
Rated 5.0

Beautiful area located right in Knoxville. I love having this recreation area available to the public right within the city.

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Reviewed by
julieripley

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 18, 2017
Rated 5.0

Great place to wander and stretch your legs. The quarry is beautiful and so is the trail along the river. A hidden gem!!

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Reviewed by
GilandNat

  • 10 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
September 03, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place is so cool!!!!!

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Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee
37920 USA

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  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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