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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.

Holiday Marketplace & Fair

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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Join us on Sun. Dec. 8 for Holiday Marketplace & Fair featuring local artists and craftspeople. Share a glass of wine or beer and do your Holiday shopping with us! Learn more here.

Ijams to Dedicate Alice’s Greenhouse at Enchanted Forest

Friday, November 1st, 2013

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Join us for a special ribbon cutting on Saturday November 9th at 2:00 pm as we dedicate our new greenhouse and Outdoor Classroom to Alice Ijams – our namesake and formidable naturalist/horticulturalist.

Learn how you can incorporate rainwater harvest systems and solar into your back yard. Plus, bring your children/grandchildren and stay for The Enchanted Forest.

Ijams to Partner with Mountain Film Tour on Nov 19

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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Horny Toad Clothing and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance present Mountainfilm On Tour! Tuesday November 19th at 7:30pm at the Bijou Theatre.

A fundraiser for 500 days of outdoor education for kids at Ijams Nature Center. All proceeds go directly to Ijams. Read more about 500 Days of Kids Outdoors.

Tickets are available now online at

Premium – $20
General Admin – $12



Ijams Opens Ropes Course Oct. 24

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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Join us on Thurs Oct 24 at 2:00 pm to celebrate the opening of Ijams’ latest addition – a Ropes Challenge Course!

In partnership with New Horizons Center for Experiential Learning, a Knoxville-based training and development firm with 20 years of experience in ropes course design and management, Ijams now offers exciting, custom experiences that utilize action-centered learning to build teams, develop leaders, and strengthen organizations.

Learn more on our Ropes Course Page


Halloween is Spook-tacular at Ijams!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Lantern Tours and Enchanted Forest bring the Halloween season to life this October!

Have you ever wondered about the dark secrets of Mead’s Quarry? Or would like to hear the tale of the ghostly White Mule that roams Gay Street? Join us for Haunted Lantern Tours this month.

Or, for more family fun, you’ll be thrilled to hear tales from the magical forest during the Enchanted Forest.

Programs start Thursday October 24th.  For more information, check out our Halloween Spookatacular page or the Events Calendar.