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What makes Ijams special?

  • Ijams is ranked one of Knoxville’s TOP 4 ATTRACTIONS by Trip Advisor and earned a Certificate of Excellence in 2018
  • Ijams was named a Favorite Place for Family Fun in the News Sentinel’s Best of Knoxville 2016
  • In 2014, USA Today named Ijams Nature Center one of Knoxville’s TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS around town
  • CityView Magazine named Ijams Nature Center the BEST PARK in Knoxville, as well as the BEST EXTREME ADVENTURE in Knoxville
  • Ijams is featured in The New York Times, 36 Hours: USA & Canada as one of the top travel destinations in North America

Come find out why people love Ijams! This 315-acre nature center is a wild place where visitors of all ages and abilities can attend environmental education programs, hike, bike, paddle, climb or simply enjoy the day. Ijams is a wildlife sanctuary where everyone can learn about, enjoy and connect with the natural world.

Ijams is a member- and visitor-supported nonprofit organization. Your generous support helps ensure Ijams’ legacy for generations to come.

To help protect Ijams and those who enjoy it, please refer to Ijams Nature Center Rules.