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Ijams Nature Center

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2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920
+1 865-577-4717
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Good walk very moderate incline

My wife and I did the long loop north of the road. It was a very nice walk with great views during... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Benjamin H
Couples trip

very pretty peaceful place. the hike we took was easy. Loved the bridge around the water. Nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Griffith, Indiana
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Ijams Nature Center is a 315-acre member- and visitor-supported nonprofit organization, where people of all ages can hike, bike, paddle, climb, learn, explore, or simply enjoy nature in Knoxville, TN. The grounds and trails are open every day from 8:00am until dusk. The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices, and restrooms are open during the following times- Regular Visitor Center hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Admission to the park is free, but we gladly accept donations. Fees for programs and special events vary. Check our calendar of events at www.ijams.org for dates and pricing. Established in 1910 by the Ijams family for bird-watchers and nature-lovers, Ijams Nature Center has been ranked one of Knoxville's top three attractions by TripAdvisor, winning the 2016 Certificate of Excellence as well. Your generous support is needed to continue the ongoing legacy for generations to come!
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  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
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“hiking trails” (21 reviews)
“the river walk” (22 reviews)
“great trails” (15 reviews)
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2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920
+1 865-577-4717
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I did the long loop north of the road. It was a very nice walk with great views during the boardwalk portion along the river, We would recommend it!

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very pretty peaceful place. the hike we took was easy. Loved the bridge around the water. Nice picture taking spot.

Thank jozannes14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take the kids and adults as well. We hiked the boardwalk along the lake. There were plenty of places to stop and relax, taking in nature. As we walked towards the lake we saw a Bald Eagle flying along...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fun place to visit. Great programs for kids and grownups. Beautiful, informative, the river hikes are great. One of our long'time favorites.

Thank mtngirldesigns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a peaceful place to roam. I headed out by myself with a map in hand and couldn't have been happier. The bridge and other structures were so picturesque. Don't forget your camera!

Thank jojones1716
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I jams is a beautiful park for casual strolling of faster clip hiking. Every season offers new things to see. It has a nice little museum and frequently offers speakers and guided hikes.

Thank ddavis796
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love taking the kids over for a day of exploring and hiking. They love the many things of nature to see.

Thank bunderwood1223
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

72F sunny Knoxville day so decided to check IJams out with my mom and my Great Pyr,Tebow. We did the boardwalk trail along the Tennessee River. There is a kayak launching dock. I went down to take a picture with Tebow who promptly fell in...More

Thank mealybug
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here traveling for a car picnic and hike before continuing our drive. Ended up there for over 2 hours. There are many trails . We picked the one that took us down by the river. The hike was hard for our youngest one,...More

2  Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The quarry and surrounding woods have changed drastically in the last twenty years. Where is used to be a jungle overrun with juvenile delinquents, it's now a place where schoolchildren come for field trips, families come for picnics, and yuppies come to exercise. It's a...More

1  Thank AmyAppalachia
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12 November 2017|
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Response from Ms.LoveTravel | Reviewed this property |
Park closure is when the park center closes and the Fall hours is closure at 5PM. Not an area where you would want to hang after dark anyway. Park does not have artificial lighting or street lights.
18 August 2017|
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Response from MaizeBlueVA | Reviewed this property |
The Visitors' Center is a an interesting museum and information type of place to visit. It's not large but it is certainly worth an hour of you time to take a look things as well as the views of the Tennessee River and the... More
22 July 2017|
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Response from Wayne J | Reviewed this property |
Swimming at quarry, not sure about beer.