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Ijams Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Great place to hike, ride your bike or walk your dog. I always enjoy going there. They have a lot... read more

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Dennis D
Wonderful Trails

The Riverwalk was closed due to a mudslide, which was disappointing. Still, we walked for two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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
+1 865-577-4717
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Reviewed today

A Great place to hike, ride your bike or walk your dog. I always enjoy going there. They have a lot of events there too and they are always fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Riverwalk was closed due to a mudslide, which was disappointing. Still, we walked for two hours on the trails. This was our first visit, so I had trouble figuring out where we were in relation to the map, but we were never really "lost."...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Margo9876
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and her two labradoodles came to town to visit and I knew just the place to visit!! We had a great time walking the trails and enjoying nature and we finished off the trip with a dip!! We always bring visitors here. Such...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank trexaiken
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here many times, the river walk in calming and accessible to almost everyone, young or old. Kids will be thrilled by the activity areas and the wild life. You can spend all day or just a take a moments drive back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Basically a man made lake, next to a large rock formation in a tree covered park. The main feature is the rock, actualy marble, left scarred from years of dynamite blasting and carving huge slabs to fill the demand for construction and monuments. The remaing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cdavis282
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the nature center and the teens did the Navitat adventure. They also enjoyed looking for critters in the pond out front. We must come back!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dianarambles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love hiking at Ijams! This place is so beautiful! There is always so much to see here! I highly recommend spending the day and taking in all the trails. The wildlife and nature are amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WhoDey87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful trails to get away from it all...Disconnect and just lose yourself in natural surroundings from the forest to the river. What a wonderful peaceful time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WahooZiplineView
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Had a nice visit there with our 10 year old grandson, who is a avid hiker and a recent competitor in the National Championship in bouldering. It kept his interest, so that's a thumbs up for us! Ijams does a great job of having local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike F
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Near to town but it feels like you've made a far drive. Check out random pathways and be sure to follow the trail that runs near to the water for good views. It's an easy walk to the quarry, which is also interesting to see....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 14, 2018|
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Response from mtngirldesigns | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is at least one paved trail. Most are dirt or covered in wood chips. You could definitely use the scooter inside the nature center, and there is handicapped parking available. I would call Ijams to be sure,
June 27, 2018|
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Response from carriejmayer | Reviewed this property |
Yes and yes. Bring bug spray. It is a very wooded area near water and depending on the time of year, can be buggy.
April 29, 2018|
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Response from scottsM6952RG | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Leashed dogs are allowed