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Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville

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  • very pretty peaceful place. the hike we took was easy. Loved the bridge around the water. Nice picture taking spot.  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to take the kids and adults as well. We hiked the boardwalk along the lake. There were plenty of places to stop and relax, taking in nature. As we walked towards the lake we ...  more »
  • A fun place to visit. Great programs for kids and grownups. Beautiful, informative, the river hikes are great. One of our long'time favorites.  more »
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  • Ijams is one of the best places in Knoxville. The park is huge and there's a ton to do. The trails are really nice and easy. There's a little of everything to do here and you can easily spend the whole day there.
  • Amazing outdoor nature center with river side boardwalk. Dog friendly. Kid friendly. Public restrooms when open. Gift shop inside with snacks and drinks. Inside exhibits with live reptiles and fish. Turtle pond outside. Numerous events throughout the year community oriented. Can be booked as venue?
  • A gorgeous place for a picnic or afternoon walk. It’s right in town, so you don’t have to drive up into the GSMNP if you don’t have the time or inclination. The quarry is beautiful year round and there’s a nice, relatively easy trail to get a great view of it from above.
  • This place is wonderful. Knoxville needs more places like this. Great to escape the city and connect with nature. Dog friendly and a great place to bring the family.
  • Amazing place hiding in the middle of the city. Trails are great, many choices from beginner to more experienced. The swimming hole is amazing. Has multiple docks to jump off. Never too crowed. Has bathrooms, water rentals and even a snack hut that sells beer. All ages come bring your float because its DEEP.

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