Ijams Boardwalk above the Tennessee River

Hours & Directions

The Ijams grounds are open every day of the year from 8 am until dusk. The River Boardwalk, which overlooks the Tennessee River, is one of the most popular destinations at Ijams! And YES: The River Boardwalk is OPEN!

Hours

VISITOR CENTER

The Visitor Center features animal exhibits, gift shop, offices, and restrooms.

10 am-6 pm Daily

Please read Ijams' COVID-19 Policies and Procedures before your visit.

THE OUTPOST (QUARRY BEER GARDEN)

The Outpost and Beer Garden at Mead's Quarry Lake features cold beers, ciders, and hard seltzers, as well as snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. The Outpost follows the River Sports Outfitters rentals schedule at Mead's Quarry and will close during inclement weather. 

 

3-6 pm Monday-Friday

10 am-7 pm Saturday

10 am-6 pm Sunday

* 6-9 pm during Big Fun Tuesdays (first and third Tuesday of each month)

RIVER SPORTS OUTFITTERS BOAT RENTALS

Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Mead's Quarry Lake for $14 per boat per hour. Learn more about River Sports Outfitters boat and bike rentals.

3-6 pm Monday-Friday

10 am-7 pm Saturday

10 am-6 pm Sunday

NAVITAT KNOXVILLE

See Ijams from a whole new perspective with Navitat Knoxville! Reserve your space now or learn more about treetop adventures, ziplines, and rates.

Directions

FROM DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE VIA GAY STREET

 

  • Take Gay St. Bridge south.

  • Turn left on Sevier Ave.

  • Sevier Ave. becomes Anita/Hillwood Dr.

  • Turn right at the stop sign on Island Home Ave.

  • Ijams is about 1 mile on the left.

FROM I-40W

 

  • Take James White Pkwy exit 388A.

  • Cross Tennessee River and take Sevier Ave./Hillwood Dr. exit.

  • Turn left on Sevier Ave. (becomes Hillwood Dr.).

  • Turn right on Island Home Ave.

  • Ijams is about 1 mile on the left.

FROM I-40E

  • Take James White Pkwy exit 388A.

  • Merge on James White Pkwy.

  • Cross Tennessee River and take Sevier Ave./Hillwood Dr. exit.

  • Turn left on Sevier Ave. (becomes Hillwood Dr.).

  • Turn right on Island Home Ave.

  • Ijams is about 1 mile on the left.