Shelby Farms

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  • Address: 500 North Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, TN 38134, United States
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-901767727
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Golf Course, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Boating, Nature, Train Ride

Owned and maintained by a humanist reformer known as Frances Wright, this was known as the Nashabe Commune earlier on. This is one of the 20 largest parks in the whole world. The estate comprises of everything from lakes, natural forests and wetlands. The place has a natural habitat for a number of species that can sustain close to metropolitan environments. The most attractive among these is the bison herd that stays here.

The farms were also made for the purpose of training the slaves academically and also culturally. A period later this place was used as a penal farm. Here, prisoners used to cultivate food crops to feed themselves and their fellow inmates. Apart from this socially rich history there are a lot of other activity opportunities here such as-

  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Rowing and pedal boats
  • Rail ride around the farm and also a BMX race track
  • An 18 hole disc golf course

Shelby Farms Travel Tips

  • The best time to visit is during the Christmas. The evenings are very colorful at this time due to the many decorative lights here.
  • It is an ideal place for a family picnic.

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  • Shelby Farms Address: 500 North Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, TN 38134, United States
  • Shelby Farms Contact Number: +1-901767727
  • Shelby Farms Timing: 07:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Shelby Farms(preferred time): 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Shelby Farms: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 5.3% of people who visit Memphis include Shelby Farms in their plan

  • 70% of people start their Shelby Farms visit around 07 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Shelby Farms

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shelby Farms

People normally club together The Peanut Shoppe and Beale Street while planning their visit to Shelby Farms.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Shelby Farms Reviews & Ratings

  • Absolutely beautiful and amazing! All the work they've done and additions they've made were genius. So many different activities to do! I love it! Let's encourage people to get outside and be active and spend time with their family or pets or whoever. Easily experience something new here! I definitely want to try the zip-line and kayaking here next season.

  • First time visiting, but this park is gorgeous. Lots of quiet walking trails, both paved and unpaved, and many lakes for kayaking. I'm looking forward to checking out the kayak rental options, and touring the farm areas. They also seem to have festivals and events hosted here, with a lake side restaurant that will be opening soon. Definitely a good place for some outdoor activity.

  • The walking/ running path around the lake is always really well kept, and is nice and wide for traffic in both directions. There's a separate path for bikes to make it even easier for everyone to make room (even if the bikes don't always use it for some reason). Renting kayaks and paddle boards was easy and fun, now just waiting for a restaurant to fill in again and it will be all set!

  • Great park, but needs rides for children, a roller skating part and vibrant colors. Better snack and eateries. It makes me feel like I'm in a desert. I do like the play area for the children though and I volunteered there. Great volunteer program as well!!

  • Love it. I was able to bring my dogs without nobody freaking out. The trial was nice. And it was made where you wouldn't get lost.

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  • Tell me about the hiking trails. length and type of surface.

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    • Hi,

      Enjoy the 40 miles of scenic trails at Shelby Farms Park. The trails here are as follows:


      • SOUTH TRAIL - 4.1 MILES



      • TOUR DE WOLF - 5.79 MILES


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