Seriously, how have I missed out on this place all these years? Unless I'm forgetting some long ago grade school field trip, this past spring break was my first visit to Ijam's Nature Center in my twenty-some Knoxville years. And it was great. All five kids rated it A+ and can't wait for a return trip to explore all the trails and spend some more time in the cool kid play area. The hiking was very easy and pretty short. It may be the first time ever that neither little girl even asked to be carried. But it was still perfectly beautiful, and worth going back in all the different seasons to see how it looks then.