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“Many outdoor options”

Ijams Nature Center
Ranked #3 of 201 things to do in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
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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. THE GROUNDS AND TRAILS ARE OPEN EVERY DAY FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL DUSK. The Visitor Center, including exhibits, gift shop, offices and restrooms are open during the following times: Regular Visitor Center hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm Admission: Free. However, we will gladly accept and be grateful for cash donations, especially in U.S. currency. Seriously though, Ijams is a nonprofit organization, supported in part by the City of Knoxville, grants, program fees and the generosity of its members and visitors. If you enjoy your visit please support us. Ijams is Dog Friendly! By all means bring your favorite pooch. There is even a Pet Welcome Station near the Visitor Center, including leash holders and a doggy water fountain. For everyone’s enjoyment, we just ask that all pets keep their owners leashed at all times. Due to state and federal regulations that allow us to care for our exhibit hall creatures, pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center. Restrooms: Restrooms are available in the Ijams Visitor Center during normal operating hours and at the Ijams Homesite and the quarry from 8:00 am until park closure. 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!
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.

1  Thank ethan S
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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.

Thank AniKinTN
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

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

1  Thank Teast0427
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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.

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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.

Thank schwinky
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