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Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN
865-577-4717
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Ranked #5 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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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a great place for families, couples or ppl on their own to see and experience nature on foot or bike or even paddle board, canoe or kayak. There are lots of trails for all levels and trails for bikes as well. You can walk by the Tennessee river or in the forests and see lots of beautiful plants.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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