9 Lakes Region - Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council

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Ijams Nature Center

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Ijams Nature Center is a wildlife sanctuary and environmental education center encompassing more than 275 acres of protected woodlands and meadows and the reclaimed Mead's Quarry site, all open for exploration via seven miles of nature trails including a boardwalk on the Tennessee River. Ijams Exhibit Hall houses a collection of animals that are native to East Tennessee in addition to educational interpretation about our environment and the natural world.  Seasonal events include music concerts, owl prowls, canoe trips, plant sales and guided nature walks.

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