Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About Ijams Nature Center

4.8 / 5

from reviews

    May 22, 2024

    Having only spent one night in Knoxville, I decided to make this one of the few places to check out. I have to say, the pictures don't do this place justice! It is absolutely stunning! The nature center is small, but they do have some cool exhibits. $5 gets you 12 hours of parking, which is reasonable. This place will get busy, even on a weekday morning, so try to come early if you can. It also gets muggy/humid in the summer and you will want to put on some bug spray. The best trails are going to be the river trail, which will give you the views with the boardwalk, and the keyhole loop. The keyhole will give you the views of the old quarry. You will also want to check out the pink marble and Tharp trace trails as these also give outstanding views.

    Egg Queen Wanabee
    June 19, 2024

    Date of visit: Sunday, 06/16/2024 Use Google Maps to locate. Parking was paid via QR code. No trouble finding parking. Nice nature center with lots of trails for exploring.  We hiked the Tower Trail which leads to the River Trail and back to the center, in total about a 1 mile hike. There are some steep spots on this trail, including some steep stairs. Once you get to the river, it is beautiful. Nature Center building has some exhibits as well as a gift shop. It looks like there might also be meeting rooms. They have a calendar full of fun activities. We got to enjoy some bluegrass music in the afternoon. Restroom was clean. Definitely recommend, especially if you like to hike. If you deem this review helpful please give it a 👍.

    Gerard “Uncle Gerry” Rosso
    April 29, 2024

    Ijams Nature Center: Urban Oasis Awaits! Ijams Nature Center is a hidden gem in Knoxville, offering a stunning escape for nature enthusiasts of all stripes. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a casual paddler, Ijams has something for you. Here's what makes Ijams stand out: **Variety is the Spice of Life:** Hike through serene forests, bike challenging trails, or launch your kayak onto the Tennessee River. The options are plentiful! **Difficulty Dialed In:** With a range of trails from easy strolls to challenging climbs, Ijams caters to all experience levels. **More Than Just Trails:** Take a break from the trails and explore the sunflower fields (seasonal) or visit the informative visitor center. **City Slicker Savior:** Despite its diverse offerings, Ijams is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Knoxville. **Budget-Friendly Fun:** Parking in the park is only $5 a day, or you can snag a year-long membership for just $50, granting you free parking for your visits throughout the year. **Insider Tip:** If you're bringing your furry friend, remember to keep them leashed while exploring the trails. Ijams Nature Center is a must-visit for anyone seeking a dose of nature within the city limits. With its stunning scenery and plethora of activities, Ijams is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

    May 28, 2024

    This very beautiful place is going to make your visit more memorable with the friendliness and genuine serving attitude of the staffs. They are really suitable for this job. The lady I met in the information table was consistently helpful and friendly as I have seen her talk to several new visitors including ofcourse myself. Huge place but properly maintained. There are various parts of this big land so make sure you plan your way. A certain portion was closed when I went due to the falling rocks from the mountain whose video even went viral as some people were able to witness it live. Bathroom and filtered water available at the Visitor’s Center and even a free wifi

    Lisa Cannon
    April 02, 2024

    Being new to Knox, this place is beautiful. FIDO friendly, lots to do for all ages. Great hiking or just perfect is you want to walk around and look at all of the beautiful animals, sitting areas or if you want adventure, you can visit the zip line. Beautiful walkway around the water. This is a must see if you are in the Knox area.

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