Ijams Nature Center

2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About Ijams Nature Center

4.8 / 5

from reviews

    Amy Justine
    September 28, 2022

    I love my visit to this site! There is so much to see and do at this location. There’s no way I think anyone could hike it all in one day. Is you like to hike and be in nature, this is a great place to do it. The only reason I am not giving this place 5 stars is because of how hard it is to navigate around the center and on the hiking trails. All the different trails are not clearly marked, and it can get easy to get turned around. I definitely recommend buying a guide map for $1 in the visitor’s center and keeping it with you, because even the map can be a little confusing. As long as you keep your wits and have a good sense of direction you’ll be fine. It’s well worth the visit!

    Nareshkumar Acharya
    May 30, 2023

    Nice place with nature surrounding. The admission is free. There is visitor center located here with gift shop, exhibit and restrooms available. Plenty of parking space available. There are several trails available here some offering lake and River views. There are couple of ponds. One of best hike would be to take storybook trail and then take north cove trail. Continue on north cove trail to river trail or river boardwalk trail. One will get to see some beautiful view of the river from the boardwalk. You can then either return back or continue further to take tower trail to return back to visitor center. Overall a nice nature place to spend few hours around.

    Amber Turner
    November 12, 2022

    Very nice place for a nature hike. They have added so much to this place over the years it's amazing. Tons of trails. Amazing play structures. Kayak rental, treetop rope course, and so much more. Beautiful views, if you are a nature lover or looking to teach your kids more about the great outdoors it's a wonderful place to visit. Very helpful staff also and if you are just looking to hike it's free but they do accept donations to help run the place. They also have a nice little gift shop here.

    Andy J Kennedy
    May 08, 2022

    First time here today and had a great visit with the front desk, she directed me around the trails. An owl was on the arm of a volunteer out front, and I took the Tower Trail to the River trail. Such a beautiful spot, looking forward to returning, especially for events!

    Katie Mae Williams
    October 07, 2022

    Ijams is the perfect little outdoors escape from the city. There are miles of little hiking and biking trails. You can find a lot of cool hidden little spots if you take the time to explore. If you just want to chill it’s a great place to set up and eno by the water. I’m a photographer and I take a lot of family photos here as well. They put on a lot of cool events like movies on the lawn and kayaking clinics, which I intend to take advantage of when I have the time. Can’t recommend this place enough!

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