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Mud Island River Park

125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
800.507.6507
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Ranked #17 of 85 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Islands, Beaches, Theaters, History Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking
Description: Island containing a 52-acre park that is home to the River Walk and the Mississippi River Museum accessible only by a footbridge.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

The hours say they are open until 5, but they really take the last group at four and then close the gates. We paid for parking at 4:01 only to find out that they were closed and to have to leave.

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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

So in all actuality, there isn't much there, but the 'map' of the river is pretty cool. My suggestion would be to either walk over or pay for just the monorail and skip everything else. Once on the island, walk the 'river' from end to end. If you have any interest in maps or geography, it is pretty cool.

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Panama City, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
52 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to go, in Memphis or elsewhere. My favorite part is the 1,000 foot long scale model of the Mighty Mississippi river, done in concrete, and accurate to depth and shape, when they made it. Locations of major bridges and cities are also represented, either cast in metal, or displayed in a different kind... More

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This park and museum was a great way to spend a couple of hours in downtown Memphis. Museum had a lot more to it than we thought at first. The Mississippi River model is really cool, kids loved it.

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SJU
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204 reviews 204 reviews
34 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

They need more options for food and beverages once there. The monorail is very slow and the only way to get there

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is an interesting place to kill time. Younger kids will find this enjoyable, being able to splash around in the 'river', or set a toy boat sailing down to the gulf. It is an enjoyable walk.

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Acworth, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When we arrived at Mud Island we almost paid $10 per person but decided to walk over and check it out first. We walked across the bridge, spent a couple of hours walking along the model of the Mississippi River and then left without spending a dime. The park is beautiful and worth a stop.

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Liverpool
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Didn't visit Mud Island on this occasion but have done so at least three times previously. It's OK but there are for more interesting places to visit if you are on a tight schedule.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

a must see for adults and children. the park is well kept, clean, interesting, informative, historically correct, I was amazed how big the trees have grown and beautiful .. adding to shade on a summer day. The museum interesting. even to boys 6 & 8

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Amityville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took the train over to the island and got to walk through nice cool water taking the tour throughout the river right next to the river. Really nice park

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