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Lichterman Nature Center

5992 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119
901 767 7322
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Ranked #47 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Memphis, TN
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This would be a great place for families with small children or multiple children that might be overwhelmed by the zoo. It is small, with live caged animals as well as stuffed animal exhibits.

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Bradford, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took our family here for a quick summer getaway. Will you try to come at least every 2 years. We probably would not come as often if they did not offer free summer admission for the whole summer if you sign up sign up at the end of May. (you sign up on the Pink Palace website for the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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137 reviews 137 reviews
24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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TN
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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