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Hummingbird Festival Coming Up!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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Join us on Saturday, August 2o for the Wonders of Hummingbirds Festival here at Ijams, in partnership with Knoxville Chapter Tennessee Ornithological Society. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children, and kids 4 and under are free. We are also offering family pricing of $20 per family (parents plus children). The festival hours are 8 am – 2 pm. The highlight of the festival is the hummingbird banding, which takes place between 8 am – 11:30 am. In addition to the banding demonstrations, we will have educational presentations, art and craft vendors, children’s activities, guided hikes, and more! Learn more at our event page.

Ijams Sponsors Knox County Trail Volunteer Program

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Ijams is sponsoring a new Trail Volunteer program created by Knox County Parks & Recreation. Trained volunteers play an important role in representing our community and help create a world class trail system in Knox County.

The Trail Volunteer program’s mission is to utilize citizen volunteers as goodwill ambassadors to to GREET, INFORM and ASSIST trail users.

Learn more about this program at Trail Volunteers.

Tomato Head fundraiser supports Ijams throughout June

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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The Tomato Head invites you to join us throughout June as we fundraise for south Knoxville’s Ijams Nature Center. Ijams offers over 300 acres of protected wildlife habitat and natural areas with over 12 miles of trails as well as convenient access to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. As a member and visitor supported nonprofit, your generous donations are needed to continue its ongoing legacy.

“Ijams is excited to partner with Tomato Head and their Loving Spoonful program for the month of June. All of the proceeds for the month will go towards programs to get kids in the Knoxville area active and outdoors,” said Mary Thom Adams, Assistant Director and Development Director. “The mission of Ijams is to provide engaging outdoor experiences for all people, and with the help of Tomato Head, we are working towards a happier and healthier community here in East Tennessee.”

Proceeds generated at each event go directly to Ijams Nature Center.

  • All month (Kneading Dough Fundraiser) Proceeds from the sale of any type of Flour Head Bakery bread at both Tomato Head locations goes to Ijams.
  • June 12 (Sandwich Day Fundraiser) Both Tomato Head locations will offer a special Ijams Nature Center sandwich.
  • June 17 (Pint Night Fundraiser)Featuring Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company’s “More Than Meets the Rye” double dry hopped IPA.

“Ijams is such a positive force in our community that they were an easy choice as Loving Spoonful partners.  Their work at preserving our natural environment and making their campus open and inviting for all of Knoxville to enjoy is paralleled only by the beauty of the Ijams park itself,” said Tomato Head co-owner Scott Partin.

For more information or interviews, please contact Mary Thom Adams, Assistant Director and Development Director, at 865-546-8446 and, or Michael Kuczmarski, The Tomato Head’s Marketing Director, at and 865-850-2318.

Canoe, SUP & Bike Rentals Open for the Summer!

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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Get outdoors the River Sports Experience at Ijams! Canoe, SUP and Bike Rentals are now available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Check here for more details!


25th Annual River Rescue Success

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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A beautiful spring day, hundreds of volunteers with bountiful enthusiasm heralds great success for River Rescue 2014. While we collate results, enjoy a brief clip of the event courtesy of TVA. Thanks to TVA and all of our sponsors and partners.

Hike-A-Thon Registration Open!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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Now and through March, sign up and begin hiking, biking, and strolling throughout Ijams! Go solo or register a team of up to 10 friends and colleagues. Rack up those miles, get healthy and support Knoxville’s most cherished park. Learn more here.

Pardon our Construction

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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Construction is under way throughout March on the Visitor Center plaza. Landscape changes, artwork, information kiosk, wildlife interpretation and a pet station are all new elements being added this spring. We apologize for any inconvenience to your visit during this time. Major construction should be completed by mid-March.

Ijams’ Quarries on Historic Register!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Mead’s Quarry and Ross Marble Quarry sites were approved this week at the state level for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places and will be forwarded to the national panel in Washington, D.C.  Final approval should occur within 45-60 days. Learn more here.

Saturday Breakfast!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Our very own green thumb/favorite cook Peg Beute will be serving breakfast on Saturday mornings. Check Events Calendar for Dates and further details. Menu varies from biscuits and gravy with sausage to pancakes and maple syrup, plus fresh fruit, coffee or tea.

Saturday Breakfasts!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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Ijams is now serving breakfast on Saturday’s! Join Senior Naturalist, Peg Beute, and see what’s cooking in her kitchen. Learn more here.