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Ijams Nature Center

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2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920-2738
+1 865-577-4717
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Nice walk

Very inviting and enjoyable. Saw snakes, fish, birds, lizards and caves. Pleasant stroll by the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lccook100
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Love it you can get lost there for hours and have the best time with family and friends .From... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Megan H
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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...more
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2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920-2738
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+1 865-577-4717
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"hiking trails"
in 20 reviews
"the river walk"
in 22 reviews
"great trails"
in 16 reviews
"quarry lake"
in 12 reviews
"trail map"
in 8 reviews
"welcome center"
in 8 reviews
"great place to hike"
in 7 reviews
"great outdoors"
in 7 reviews
"maintained trails"
in 7 reviews
"rock formations"
in 7 reviews
"close to town"
in 7 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 16 reviews
"visitor center"
in 27 reviews
"outdoor experience"
in 8 reviews
"bike ride"
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"south knoxville"
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"picnic lunch"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very inviting and enjoyable. Saw snakes, fish, birds, lizards and caves. Pleasant stroll by the river and through the woods. No fee, but except donations.

1  Thank lccook100
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love it you can get lost there for hours and have the best time with family and friends .From swimming to hiking riding bikes and walking everyone can do something. It’s easy to find something to do there and wheelchair friendly.

2  Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids, dog, or really anyone for a little time in nature. They offer hiking trails, play grounds, paddle boarding, and swimming (in a separate park) they also have many events that they put on there. One of...More

3  Thank Mattie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the river trail & quarry trail to the keyhole. Loved the atmosphere and the beer stand at the lake.

Thank gacayman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Ijams Nature Center today and walked about 4 miles of their trails. However, we were very disappointed when compared to other nature centers where we have hiked and viewed nature. The trail markings are abysmal. It is not at all uncommon to get...More

2  Thank hsbvim
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I'm not a nature type of person so I didn't care for it very much. The grounds are clean and huge. Others in the group enjoyed it more than me. Rating... good.

Thank Iralgo
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Late morning hike on the river walk trail. Beautiful trail with blooming flowers and hints of wildlife. We even spotted a snake sunbathing! Beautiful landscape of East TN.

Thank Lara U
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We had a nice hike on the trails and boardwalk but wasn't anything I'd drive any distance to do. We drove into Knoxville specifically for lunch and to hit the nature center. I think our day would have been spent better elsewhere. (Not to take...More

Thank mediumspw
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Has parking. Lots of nice hikes. Beautiful walk by the river. Little shop / kid's nature museum. Worth a look :)

Thank Ksmile2001
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Ijams is great for all ages!! Trails are well maintained and the nature center is adorable. The children's play area is great for little ones. A must see place in Knoxville!

Thank Jennifer R
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madkin13
29 April 2018|
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Yes. Leashed dogs are allowed
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Response from macdaddydan40 | Reviewed this property |
Technically, in the Fall and Winter the park closes at 5. You might be able to hang out longer but it’s not really an area that I would feel safe being after dark. Don’t get me wrong, the Park is not high crime, but is is... More
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Fitisit57
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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
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