Ijams Nature Center
Need a quick escape to the great outdoors? Due to Knoxville’s great location, hiking, biking, and kayaking are just a short drive away. Ijams Nature Center is located just a mere three and a half miles (less than 10 minutes) from downtown Knoxville and offers everything an outdoorsman could ever need.
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 biking, hiking, and running trails as well as daily educational programs. Just in case all of that was not enough, Ijams is free and open 365 days a year!
Ijams is also the home of a 104 acre quarry that allows anyone to swim, paddleboard, or even kayak. Other activities include rock climbing and the newly added Navitat Canopy adventure that includes zip lining!
2915 Island Home Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37920