List of nature centers in Tennessee

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This is a list of nature centers and environmental education centers in the state of Tennessee.

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Name Location County Region Summary
Bays Mountain Park Kingsport Sullivan East Tennessee 3,550-acre nature preserve and city-owned park, features 44-acre lake, a nature center with a planetarium theater, animal exhibits, and an adventure ropes course
Beaman Park Nature Center Nashville Davidson Middle Tennessee website, operated by the City, over 1,700 acres
Bells Bend Outdoor Center Nashville Davidson Middle Tennessee website, 808 acres, operated by the City
Bowie Nature Park Fairview Williamson Middle Tennessee website, over 700 acres, operated by the City, includes a nature center with exhibits and art, Monkey Treehouse playground, outdoor classroom
Cedars of Lebanon State Park Lebanon Wilson Middle Tennessee 900 acres, features the Merritt Nature Center
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring Murfreesboro Rutherford Middle Tennessee 20 acres of wetlands, children's museum with themes of the arts, culture, science, health and the environment
Fall Creek Falls State Park Pikeville Bledsoe East Tennessee Over 25,000 acres, Betty Dunn Nature Center
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Townsend Blount East Tennessee website, residential environmental learning center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ijams Nature Center Knoxville Knox East Tennessee website, 300 acres, partly supported by the City
Lichterman Nature Center Memphis Shelby West Tennessee 65 acres, certified arboretum and nature center, part of the Pink Palace Family of Museums
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park Millington Shelby West Tennessee 13,467 acres, features the Meeman Museum and Nature Center
Owl's Hill Nature Center Brentwood Williamson Middle Tennessee 160 acres, open to individuals and groups on a reservation basis
Reelfoot Lake State Park Tiptonville Lake West Tennessee 280 acres broken into 10 segments, features the R.C. Donaldson Memorial Museum, a natural history museum and nature center
Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center Chattanooga Hamilton East Tennessee 317-acre arboretum, 15 miles of trails, live animals indoor and outdoor, treehouse, formerly the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center
Steele Creek Park Bristol Sullivan East Tennessee website, over 2,200 acres, operated by the City, includes a nature center, golf course, 54 acre lake, 21 miles of trails
Shelby Bottoms Nature Center Nashville Davidson Middle Tennessee website, 950 acres of Shelby Bottoms Greenway and 336 acres of adjacent Shelby Park, operated by the City
T. O. Fuller State Park Memphis Shelby West Tennessee 1,138 acres, seasonal nature center
Warner Park Nature Center Nashville Davidson Middle Tennessee 2,684 acres, operated by the City


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