365 Things to Do in Memphis #204: Commune with Nature at Lichterman

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 22nd 2012 1909 0

There's a 65-acre arboretum hidden in the middle of East Memphis. It's called Lichterman Nature Center, and assignment #204 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to take a break from the city and take a walk on its trails.

Lichterman Nature Center, Memphis, Tenn.

It’s amazingly easy to forget that you’re in the middle of the city when you walk the trails at Lichterman.  They're paved trails are peaceful and shady, and the only reminder that the city surrounds you is the occasional glimpse of office buildings peeking over the trees.

The center is also home to the Backyard Wildlife Center, an educational building that houses live animals and hands-on exhibits. When you’re in the visitor’s center, be sure to check out the huge display of the various taxidermied critters that call the Mid-South home.

For more info and photos of Lichterman Nature Center, go here.

Go There:

Lichterman Nature Center

5992 Quince Rd
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 767-7322


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Nature lover says:

    I love going to the nature center. It's a great place to take the family for a day outside! I especially love the info plaque scattered throughout the trails.

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