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Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN
(865) 577-4717
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Ranked #4 of 51 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

nice, quiet walk at your own pace. the weather was perfect. The grounds are well kept and fellow travelers show respect.

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Monterey, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

All should see this place. A oasis in the heart of a city. Looks like a great place to fish and hike and just enjoy

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It is a must-see place! Staff are welcoming and friendly. You can ask for Sarah or Peg for any help. It is a great place for kids to learn about nature. River trail is wonderful view, will take away your tired day. Greenhouse is neat and they have bird feed for hummingbird. Many trails for you to try, either short... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Great place for a walk, stroll or a picnic. Check out their website for activities. Many trails through the woods and by the river. Great area for kids to play. Don't let your kids grow up without going to Ijams!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The nature center is well preserved and very clean. All the workers were very informative and friendly. I went here for a project for my class. I needed to take pictures of a recreational area and I'm happy that I had chose this one.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had a great time exploring Ijams this weekend. We stared out kayaking in Meads Quarry Lake. This is a gorgeous lake. We stared at 8 am and met up with Stephen Bales, Senior Naturalist, who was very knowledgeable about the area and answered all the many, many questions my kids had. After 2 hours on the lake we went hiking... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We walked the trails and saw great views over the Tennessee River as well as the Quarry. The hike up the mountain using Tharp Trace is a great workout. A tree had fallen over the path, but the walk around to see the view at the top over the waters in the quarry were worth it. The trails are great... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

places for the children to play, and some of the paths are accessible for even an electric wheelchair. The nature center was both enjoyable and educational; great for kids, in particular

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Johnson City
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22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were visiting Knoxville and thought we would take a walk. We did the Riverside walk. The paths are great. We even were passed by some runners. At one point you walk right along the river. It costs $1 for a map. Great place to get outside for fresh air and enjoy nature.

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Acworth, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were glad to find this park in Knoxville. After a visit Downtown we were so hot that we needed some cool breezes. We explored several trails and loved the 'wild' atmosphere. Their visitor center provides lots of useful information regarding the park and events going on all year around.

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