Navitat Knoxville Opens at Ijams Nature Center

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Navitat Knoxville Opens at Ijams Nature Center

Posted: 07/16/2015
Ribbon Cutting at Ijams Canopy Experience
Official ribbon cutting (rope untying) of Ijams Canopy Experience
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A ribbon cutting was held today to open Navitat's Ijams Canopy Experience - a new tree-based adventure park at Ijams Nature Center just minutes from downtown Knoxville. 

The course is operated by Navitat Canopy Adventures, a nationally acclaimed zipline canopy tour operator based in Asheville, N.C. 

The Ijams Canopy Experience is comprised of more than 60 unique challenge elements, including seven ziplines, spread across six thematic courses. The park is located on three acres in a secluded section of mature forest that is part of the 300-acre Ijams Nature Center property located in the heart of Knoxville’s thousand-acre Urban Wilderness on the banks of the Tennessee River. 

Number of trails:
Number of challenge elements: 61
Number of ziplines:
Longest zipline: 207 feet 
Highest point of course: 60 feet 
Tree-based adventure park footprint: 3 acres
Ijams Nature Center footprint: 300 acres

Mayor Rogero at Ijams Canopy Experience
Mayor Rogero tries one of the adventures along the tree-based trail
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Participant requirements: Must be least 5 years old, able to comfortably reach overhead to a height of five feet when standing flat-footed, and weigh between 30 and 265 pounds. All participants under 18 must have a parent/legal guardian sign a waiver prior to the adventure. Participants ages 5 to 11 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Length of tour experience: Approximately 2.5 hours, including gear up, orientation, and 2 hours of adventure

Cost: $39-$49 per person, depending on age

Learn more about the Ijams Canopy Experience at