Covid-19 is unfortunately still a very real part of our lives – and for the time being, staying apart, (together), quarantining at times, and never leaving home without your mask, gloves, and hand sanitizer is the reality of our lives in 2020. However, even as the country continues to learn how to live in ways that balance safety and trying to find a new normal (for now), there are still fun, beautiful, and relaxing attractions and parks that can be enjoyed safely in the fresh air!  Here are our Top 5 Local “open-air” attractions in Memphis that you can visit today!

Memphis Botanic Garden

Memphis Botanic Gardens is a beautiful 96-acre property that showcases 28 beautiful specialty gardens that introduce you and your family to a lush paradise of plants, flowers, and trees. To help ensure the safety of all of the guests to the gardens, the Memphis Botanic Garden encourages keeping your group below 10 people, adhering to the 6-foot social distancing guidelines put in place by the CDC, always wearing your mask, and staying home if you are feeling sick.            

Details:

750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

(901) 636-4100

Hours of Operation: 9 am – 6 pm Seven Days a Week

Admission Price: Adults (12+) $10 Children (2-12) $5 (Children under 2 are Free!)          

Please Visit http://www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/ for information, Covid-19 Restrictions, and more.

Shelby Farms Park

Shelby Farms Park is a vast and beautiful urban Park, activity center and community hub located in the heart of Memphis. At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the nation,(and more than likely the only one with its own herd of Buffalo) that features over 40 miles of trails, great for biking, running, walking, and hiking, as well as more than 20 beautiful bodies of water perfect for fishing, and relaxing by the shore. The Park also is home to many different attractions ranging from Spray parks for the kids to Zipline tours for the adults!

Details:

6903 Great View Dr N, Memphis, TN 38134

(901) 222-7275

Hours of Operation: Open Sunrise to Sunset Seven days a week

Please Visit http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/ for information, Covid-19 Restrictions, and more.

Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park

Speaking of Ziplines, Go Ape Zipline& Adventure Park, located in Shelby Farms Park, offers a scenic, beautiful, and exciting outdoor immersive experience, where visitors have a chance to “Fly” through the epic forest of the park. This 2 to 3-hour experience takes you on an epic journey through the treetops featuring one of the most exciting Tarzan swings ever. This attraction is sure to inspire you to see things from a different perspective and get your blood pumping!

Details:

651 N Pine Lake Dr, Memphis, TN 38134

(800) 971-8271

Hours of Operation: 9 am- 3 pm Thursday-Monday. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday

Admission Fees: Adults (15+) $59.95 Kids (10-15) $39.95

Please Visit https://www.goape.com/location/tennessee-memphis/ for information, Covid-19 Restrictions, and more.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens is one of the more unique outdoor destinations in Memphis. This sprawling 17-acre horticultural center has been a cultural center point in Memphis for more than 40 years, is an inspiring and serene American-style garden that is reminiscent of European landscape garden styles, inviting all visitors to spend the afternoon exploring a wide array of Trees, greenhouses, and the beautiful appointments that make this such a special place to visit.

Details:

4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

(901) 761-5250

Hours of Operation: 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday–Saturday, 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday, Closed Monday

Admission Fees:Adults (18+) $7, Kids (7-17) $3, Kids under 7 are Free!

Admission to the museum and gardens will be free through September 2020.

Please Visit http://www.dixon.org/ for information, Covid-19 Restrictions, and more.

Mississippi River Park

Mississippi River Park is a vast collection of multiple parks that showcase distinctly unique experiences.

Nestled directly upon the Mighty Mississippi, and bordering most of the Riverside that defines the Memphian landscape, this collection of multiple parks, including the Greenbelt, Mud Island, Fourth Bluff, Big River, and MLK Park, invite you to take a stroll by the River and relax. The lush, beautiful collection of parks is also the home to many relaxing and fun community events such as Kemetic Yoga, Full Moon Kayaking, Holiday Night Markets, and Firepit Fridays!

Details:

Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 312-9190

Hours of Operation: Sunrise – Sunset 7 Days a Week

Please Visit http://www.memphisriverparks.org/ for information, Covid-19 Restrictions, and more.

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