Set on 65 acres in East Memphis, the Lichterman serves as an education center and escape from the city, with lake, meadow and forest; and the plants, birds, and animals associated with this... Read More
Set on 65 acres in East Memphis, the Lichterman serves as an education center and escape from the city, with lake, meadow and forest; and the plants, birds, and animals associated with this biodiversity. A certified arboretum, Lichterman features a Backyard Wildlife Center with live animals and hands-on explorations; a beautiful boardwalk winds through the forest reaching heights of two stories for a canopy-height view of the woods. There's an underwater viewing area allowing a peek into the life of the lake, and an excellent visitors center with exhibits detailing the constant metamorphosis of the center's habitats. Three miles of accessible trails wind through the center, with plenty of places to rest or simply take in the natural beauty.
- Tue-Thu: 10am-3pm
- Fri-Sat: 10am-4pm
- Adult $6; Senior $5.50; Child (3-12) $4.50; Child (0-3) Free
- Outdoor Activities: "Check out a family discovery backpack at the visitor's center,which features the tools and gear needed for an in-depth exploration of the flora."
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: The Lichternman's paths and exhibits are a great bet for family fun, especially when you need to entertain the kids.