AAA Editor Notes
Ijams Nature Center is at 2915 Island Home Ave. Encompassing 300 acres along the Tennessee River, this park and environmental education center features 12 miles of multiuse trails, meadows, marble quarries, ponds, woodlands and a treetop zipline course. Bike, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available.
A visitor center houses the Lost Species exhibit, a bird nest and aquatic animal displays.
Pets on leash are allowed. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.