Experience Navitat Knoxville at Ijams Nature Center
What’s a tree-based adventure park?
New to the United States, aerial adventure parks have been popular in Europe for a number of years. Adventure parks typically consist of a series of pole-based structures connected by different “challenge elements” and, sometimes, ziplines.
At Navitat, we’ve taken the very best components of the self-guided aerial adventure park model and built it in and among the trees! When you visit Navitat Knoxville, you’ll find something truly spectacular and unique — an adventure you’ll want to experience over and over again, and one you’ll rave about for years to come!
What to expect at Navitat Knoxville?
Begin your adventure at the Navitat welcome desk inside the Ijams Visitor Center. After check-in, you’ll walk a short distance to Navitat’s Adventure Outpost. Here, our highly trained and friendly staff will outfit you with all the necessary equipment for your time in the trees. During your Safety Briefing, you’ll learn how to use your equipment and about the adventure park elements.
Next, you’ll take a short walk in the woods to the Treehouse, our central platform from which all six adventure trails begin. Our Adventure Crew members will help you select a beginner or moderate trail to start with, and then you’re off – zipping, climbing, and conquering elements as you go!
Each adventure trail consists of 10 to 12 challenge elements connecting you from tree to tree to tree… you’ll exit the course by zip line, a downward climb on a net, or an easy, controlled descent using equipment that lowers you to the ground.
Once you finish an adventure trail, it’s back to the Treehouse to choose your next adventure or try the same trail again to become a real master – your choice!