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Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN
423-577-4717
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Ranked #5 of 48 attractions in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: 80 acres of woods, meadows and trails.
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Whether you are going to workout or go on a peaceful walk, Ijams is a nice place to explore. Although I've only been two or three times, I always learn something new about a trail or find a nice place to sit and reflect.

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Monterey, Tn
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

IJAMS is an excellent stop for anyone interested in ecology. There are ongoing events/childrens programs/ plant sales and nice nature hikes. We visit at least once a season just to see whats been added. There is strong community support for this center which is why it seems to thrive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to walk the trails. The river view borad walk is a short path to a lovely place to sit and relax and enjoy the world around you. The trails near the quarry are perfect for biking. The quarry itself had a small rental company for kayaks and bikes. Great idea for a family day. The trails very in... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The Ijams Nature center has a beautiful walking trail and a very interesting welcome center. Inside the building were a few different exhibits that turned out to be a lot of fun for the kids. Outside the welcome center is a small area with exotic birds to look at. Unfortunately, we did not see any of the exotic birds the... More

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Vandalia, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited here about 10:00 in the morning during the week. There was a class going on by the visitors center. We went on several trails and found each of them to be plenty wide enough. Some are paved and some are dirt. It was a very quiet and peaceful place.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hiked and discovered a field of sunflowers. So very glad to have found this place. Would highly recommend going hiking here.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Feeling a need for stretching your legs and letting your dog run? Kids need a change of scenery? This is the place to see some great scenery and have a picnic. Fun things for the kids to play on, great walking/hiking paths, including a portion along the river, and it is pet friendly as long as they are on a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We did not have time to walk very far but what we did see was beautiful. It was so quiet and calming. We really hope to return and allow more time to explore the trails. It is quite the find.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Boyfriend and I bring the dogs here frequently. Peaceful, close, nice little trails. Recommended forthose that like a stroll in the woods.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Recently went back to Ijams Nature Center after many years and was amazed at how the place has expanded to include more trails for walking and biking. Much of the area borders the Tennessee River, and is quiet and beautiful. Spent the morning there and got exercise exploring the place, but found it relaxing, rather than tiring.

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