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“Overton Park for the Zoo, art school, art museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Overton Park

Overton Park
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$98.33*
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Private Tour of Elvis Presley's Memphis
Ranked #49 of 151 things to do in Memphis
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Owner description: A serene wooded area in the middle of the bustling city of Memphis: great for hiking and biking.
Memphis
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Overton Park for the Zoo, art school, art museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Besides the excellent Memphis Zoo, Overton Park is the site of the Brooks Museum of Art, which attracts excellent exhibits, and an art school. The wild part of the park is a remnant of old-growth southern hardwood forest that has never been logged over. Memphis has preserved this small area in spite of many challenges.

Visited February 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Great place to walk and stop off at the Brooks or the Zoo. Right in the heart of Midtown.

Visited January 2012
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covington,tn
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“Great place for picnic.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

Great location; Memphis Zoo right there!! Will go back year after year.

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Germantown, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely, but....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

A very nice setting that frames the well-done Memphis Zoo and a better than average Brooks Museum of Art. However, be prepared to face possible safety concerns, open drug use and public sexual activity in this park.

Visited October 2010
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Austin, TX
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Overton Park walking tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

My daughter attends Rhodes College which is across the street from Overton Park. For three years, we have been looking at this beautiful park from the outside but never went in. As luck would have it, we were there on the last Sunday of the month when they offer a FREE nature tour. (Also offered the second Saturday, both at 10 AM) We learned all about this gorgeous old growth forest that is right in the middle of midtown. As with any nature tour, you learn so much more than if you just walked the trails yourself. I would highly recommend this tour. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.

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