7726 U.S. Hwy 51 North
Millington, TN 38053
Phone: (901) 873-2222
Fax: (901) 872-6597
If you get tired of the city lights, head 15 miles ( 24 kilometers) north to this 14,500-acre (5867-hectare) park. There's something here for everyone - jogging trails, a disc-golf course and an archery range for the athletic, nature trails and a nature center for those who want to learn about the local wildlife, and boat rentals on the lake for anyone who wants to get out on the water. Take brunch to the picnic grounds if you are spending the day, or rent a cabin for a longer stay. Admission is free, but there are various charges for boat and equipment rentals.
Golf & Games Family Park offers fun for kids of all ages. There is miniature golf, of course, but you can also try your luck at the batting cages, in the go-karts or at a game of laser tag. For the kids, there is the fun track for young drivers, plus bumper boats and a host of age-appropriate rides. In business in Memphis for 35 years, this park specializes in group outings such as company picnics. The private area includes pavilions, volleyball and softball fields, a driving range, a nature trail and a swimming pool.
The oldest home in Shelby Country, Davies Manor Plantation has been preserved as it was in 1807, when the first European settlers made their way across the Mississippi to head west. Take the family to see what life was like in the days before indoor plumbing, separate bedrooms, electricity, and telephones. The home is located in an upscale neighborhood near the Wolfchase Galleria Mall in Cordova. So step in to take a peek into history!
Vollintine Hills Historic District is located at Memphis, Tennessee. There are a total of 78 contributing houses built around a former synagogue. The houses in the district are still intact that were built between 1946 C.E to 1957 C.E. The district got listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places on July 11, 2007.
The wonderful Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church located at 573 North Highland holds the regular services and programs to spread its teachings but is more popularly known for organizing and hosting the famous Memphis Greek Festival. Through this, people are not only introduced to Greek culture but also are entertained all the same. The church has varied groups and organizations that seek the betterment of the society. If you desire some peace and quiet, you might as well enter this place. Check the website for more information.
Rhodes College is a quintessential liberal arts and science college providing education to over 1,800 students. The college is a economic, cultural and political hub of Memphis and is named as America's top most Service Oriented College by Newsweek. With its meticulous educational services and culturally-broadening activities, Rhodes College has been an unrivaled education provider in Memphis for the past two years. Check the website for more insight.
The 2800 animals from over 400 species here are cared for in environments as close to their native habitats as possible. From African veldt to Asian temple ruins, Peruvian rain forests or Jamaican caverns, the animals roam free. Young children will enjoy the "Once Upon a Farm" exhibit and the amusement rides. The whole family will love watching the apes and monkeys in Primate Canyon. Do not miss the lions and tigers in Cat Country. Trams make getting around the park easy; wheelchairs and strollers can be rented.
Enjoy parks, trails, and scenic views of the Mississippi River on Memphis' Riverwalk. Joggers will be delighted at the beautiful trails. There's even a scale model of the Mississippi River that you can walk along, pointing out cities and landmarks as you go. It's a great place to go for a picnic lunch or just a day of fun in the sun.
Overton Park is the home of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Memphis College of Art, and the Overton Park Municipal Golf Course. The park by itself is a lovely place to visit. There are trails for hiking and biking, tennis courts, a playground, picnic area, and huge, shady trees to relax under.The rainbow-painted amphitheater, once the location of concerts by Elvis Presley and ZZ Top, is now seldom used, but still a good place to sit and ponder the glories of music gone by.
The Uptown Park makes up a narrow strip of land, between the Uptown Street and Greenlaw Avenue. Though the park may not be much in acreage, it still measures up to be quite a prominent place for the neighborhood’s residents. Primarily used for local community events, the Uptown Park is where events like the annual National Night Out Celebration take place, acting as a gathering point for the locals. Do pay a visit to this park if you are in Uptown, if not for an event, then just, perhaps, for a casual evening stroll.
The Main Street Trolley consists of restored vintage trolley cars that offer views of downtown Memphis and the riverfront. One route runs up and down Main Street from the Pyramid to Central Station offering comfortable transportation to sights such as the Peabody Hotel, the Civil Rights Museum and Beale Street. The Riverfront Loop runs south down Main Street and crosses to Riverside drive providing an easy tour of Memphis and the Mississippi.
Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest in the country, spanning 4500 acres (1821 hectares). Come here to experience tranquility mingled with awe as you explore the great outdoors. The park is home to a herd of bison and many other species of animals. Though once a working farm, now it serves as a favorite recreational spot to many. So go ahead and ride, bike, hike, fish or row!