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“Many outdoor options” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ijams Nature Center

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave., Knoxville, TN
+1 865-577-4717
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Ranked #5 of 102 things to do in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
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Owner description: Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace, where people of all ages can hike, bike, learn, explore, or simply enjoy nature in Knoxville, TN. 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 2013 Certificate of Excellence as well. Ijams Nature Center is a member and visitor-supported nonprofit organization. Your generous support is needed to continue the ongoing legacy for generations to come!
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Many outdoor options”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This park is great with many hiking and mountain biking trails. There are two parts allowing you to walk along the river and also to old quarry sites. One old quarry is a lake where you can rent canoes and kayaks. There is also a nature center open until 5.

Visited February 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Nature to enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is a small nature park inside Knoxville. It's a great place to take the kids, picnic, chill out. It's not a destination place, so if you're looking for something to blow you away this is probably not it. If you love nature and want to enjoy it, go here.

Visited August 2012
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“Become one with Nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Lots of learning programs for everyone in your family. Hiking, canoeing and everything else. Go and learn.

Visited October 2012
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Knoxville, TN
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“Walkers Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

A great place if you love to walk, many trails to take and explore. I took 2 different trails and both were great also Great when the weather is good.

Visited January 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Wonderful learning/nature center. Nice easily accessible trails.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I volunteered for a recent event for kids and was very impressed. Other visits have included short hikes. Nice to have more choices with the newer trails and convenient if you live in the Knoxville areas.

Visited April 2012
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