Memphis, Tennesee Landmarks

Memphis, Tennesee Landmarks
Known for its place in music history for the blues, gospel and rock and roll, Memphis is also a city with plenty of public parks, nature trails and bike routes that showcase famous landmarks. Take a historical walking tour or bike on its 60 miles of biking routes. There are lots of outdoor activities that give you a taste for the culture of the city. Find out all that is waiting for you in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Memphis Botanical Garden

The Memphis Botanical Garden is one of the city's largest living landmarks. This 96-acre property features a cacti garden, herb garden, rose garden, conifer collection, tropical plants, perennials and hydrangea garden. Its Anne Heard Stokes Butterfly Garden sparks the imagination of young and old with a variety of plants specifically chosen for attracting wild butterflies.

Take a moment to relax in the Japanese Garden of Tranquility designed by famed-designer Dr. Kawana. Koi fish swim peacefully around docks and under bridges. Learn more about prehistoric plants by taking the Hyde and Seek Prehistoric Plant Trail. This area includes ferns, palms, dinosaur statues, a dig pit and cave.

Take a tour on the Michie Magnolia Trail that encompasses over 300 trees. Check out what plants are native to the Southeastern United States by walking through the Wildflower Woodland. From April to October, you can stop by for the Farmer's Market at the Garden to load up on fresh produce. The Memphis Botanical Garden has made a huge impression on the community of Memphis for being able to reconnect urban residents to a pristine environment.

The Memphis Botanical Garden
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(904) 567-4100

Mud Island River Park

Mud Island River Park is a blend of history, outdoor recreation and culture located on a peninsula surrounded by the Mississippi River. The park features the Mississippi River Museum that serves as a reminder of the area's rich cultural background with exhibits, photographs and artifacts. Be sure to bring your bike or walking shoes; Mississippi River Park has both bike and hiking trails. If you don't have a bike, you can rent one in the park and take it around town. Rent a pedal boat or raft for cruising the waterways. You can access the park by monorail, foot or by driving.

Mud Island River Park
125 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(800) 507-6507

Lichterman Nature Center

Nestled in the heart of Memphis, the Lichterman Nature Center offers beautiful gardens brimming with native plants, forest areas and a meadow. Within this mixed habitat are birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. In addition, its Backyard Wildlife Center has live animals, an underwater viewing area and a three-story forest boardwalk. Learn more about the ecology of Memphis by taking one of the 3-mile nature trails through the center. Rest stops along the path are perfect for eating a lunch or just relaxing in nature. This nature center hosts a plethora of activities based on ecology education and eco-friendly principals. Because of its convenient location downtown, it is easy for anyone staying in the area to visit.

Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38119
(901) 767-7322 Ext. 100

Article Written By Faith McGee

Faith McGee has eight years experience conceptualizing and producing print and web content for a myriad of real estate conglomerates. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from California College of the Arts. McGee has developed persuasive copy that has received many accolades from real estate companies and publications.

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