Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

Dedicated on September 15, 2007, this environmentally sensitive structure is located in the Shelby Bottoms on the east bank of the Cumberland River at the east end of Shelby Park and is a great place to begin your visit to the Park. Pick up a map, talk to a naturalist, learn about the natural history and history of the area, get a view of the Cumberland River, or get a program schedule of upcoming events. Learn about a “green roof”, see how a “waterless urinal” works and view other sustainable features of this new facility. Programs are offered year-round on a variety of topics.

Directions: Take I-24/65 to Shelby Avenue (Exit#49); Go east on Shelby (away from city) to 5th Street; Take a right on 5th Ave to Davidson Street; Take a left on Davidson and continue to Shelby Park; Follow the park road along the river to the train trestle; Shelby Bottoms entrance is located under the train trestle.


Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

East of 1900 Davidson St., Nashville, TN 37206


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