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Lichterman Nature Center

5992 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119
901 767 7322
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Ranked #49 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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134 reviews 134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I was here for a child's birthday party & thought that it was beautiful, informative, interactive & fun for the kids & adults! Lot's of beautiful walking trails, photo opportunities, live animals to see & places to sit & enjoy nature.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beautiful, beautiful serene place in the middle of congested Memphis. My little one loves nature centers, parks, hands on things and she loves it. We visited as free visitors on a Tuesday afternoon, it wasn't too crowded. A Pink Palace Museum and the nature center are included in a membership, both could justify paying that amount. WATCH OUT FOR POISON... More

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is very nice nature center. Large, clean, lots of buildings and gazebos to sit and rest. The most amazing huge lotus pond with gigantic flowers. Truly an amazing board walk thru the lotus pond. Interactive things in main building for children. Nice walking trails.

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Eupora, Mississippi
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A nice place to take a walk and have a picnic lunch. The nature center was well-maintained and the staff were very friendly. We enjoyed seeing the live animals.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We've been members for years and frequent the Lichterman Nature Center often but our most recent visit was a disappointment... We picked up sandwiches and planned a picnic and brought our GPS to get the new geocaches there. We checked in with the desk to provide our membership card and request the sheet of coordinates for the geocaches (they don't... More

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Spokane, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The nature center is an oasis bordered by commercial, school and residential properties. The idea of saving this space for viewing nature and learning in museum setting is genius. Trails around the main pond are well maintained. However if one strays beyond the paved trails you will encounter barricades of fallen trees and bridges marked as unsafe to cross. On... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

It is nice enough park, but it isn't worth traveling out of your way to visit. The staff is friendly, the restrooms were clean, there are some nice animal displays inside. I went on Tuesday when there was no fee, I would have been highly disappointed if I had paid to enter. The paths are short, and there is not... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Took my 2 daughters here , it was nice , lots of trails that are very easy to walk and not to long , beautiful for pictures !!! Staff are very friendly . You can purchase fish food at desk and feed all the turtles,ducks, and fish . The only complant i would have is in one of the lake... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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106 reviews 106 reviews
4 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I live within a mile of Lichterman Nature Center. They have beautiful educational facilities and equally stunning grounds. Sixty-five acres of lake, meadow, forest and trails. A real delight, but...of immense irritation are their limited hours (Tues.-Thurs. 10-3; Fri.-Sat. 10-4; closed Sun. and most holidays). Don't count on taking an evening stroll after work...even when it's light until after 8:30... More

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Hernando, Mississippi
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

There for a banquet. Very organized layout. Would be great for an outdoor experience. Parking is not a problem. It is a little out of the way for tourists, however locals should visit.

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