Need a quick escape to the great outdoors? Ijams Nature Center is located just a mere three and a half miles from downtown Knoxville. For over 40 years, Ijams has continued its tradition of being a wildlife sanctuary amidst a more urbanized area of Knoxville. Situated on the Tennessee River, this 275 acre property has plenty of activities for visitors of all ages. Possibilities are endless with over 10 miles of hiking trails and daily educational programs. Just in case all of that was not enough, Ijams is free and open 365 days a year! Learn more about this beautiful sanctuary and all of the great areas your family can explore by visiting