Limestone Quarry

This is one of many limestone quarries in east Tennessee and part of the Ijams nature center just 5 miles from downtown Knoxville Tennessee. Stone from this area was used in such famous places at Grand Central Station in NYC and the Lions at the natural museum in NYC are made of Tennessee limestone as well as parts of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

I’ve wanted to visit this place for years and last Monday I just did it, miles of nature trails and an annual sunflower bloom are just some of the cool things to do there, I’ll be busy for the next week introducing this place to ya’ll, its a little slice of heaven. 🙂