Often overlooked by tourists, this well-maintained, wooded nature preserve in the heart of East Memphis is one of the city's most family-friendly attractions. Open year-round, the center offers hiking trails, scientific demonstrations, and other hands-on activities on 65 acres and within its museumlike Backyard Wildlife Center. With a grassy meadow and lake as well as woods, there are plenty of educational opportunities for learning about various wildlife habitats.Tip: Lichterman is part of the Memphis Museum System, which also includes the Memphis Museum of Science and History, so be sure to check the website for combination tickets. Tip: Saturdays are a great day to visit, often offering extras like guided trail walks, trail projects, or events with community partners.