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Mud Island River Park

125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
800.507.6507
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Ranked #19 of 86 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I think this is one of my favorite places in Memphis. The museum part is really cool, and part of it is a make shift riverboat. There is also a scale model of the Lower Mississippi River which is very cool to look at.

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Yonkers, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you have the time it is a very cool couple of hours. Take the tram over and walk back over the pedestrian bridge on the way back for gorgeous views! We loved the museum inside with an interactive huge steam ship. Outside is a interactive model of the Mississippi River they you can walk in.

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Pittsburg, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had seen the red train on the show Memphis Beat. I said if I ever went to Memphis, I'd find it and ride it. The only way I could describe it was it was a red upside down train. I Googled things to do in Memphis and found the Mud River Island Monorail. It's a short ride across the... More

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Took a stroll over here last week while in Memphis. It was very enjoyable and educational for both us and the kids. The model of the Mississippi is VERY well done. The kids enjoyed walking "the whole river", while my wife and I read the descriptions and learned a fair amount we didn't know about the river and the cities... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed our visit to Mud Island. This tribute to the Mississippi River is well done. The river walk shows all the cities that border the Mississippi as well as the depths, widths, and flood plains. A lot of work and thought went into this design. Kids (and some adults) were wading though the model of the river. The park... More

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Mandeville
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It closes at 5 but the monorails stop at 4 so you should get there before 4pm. The monorail costs 4 dollars per person for there and back across the river to get to mud island. You could walk across but it would take a little longer. It shows you a complete diagram of the Mississippi River through all the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's really only about the Mississippi river and nearby towns. The presentation is unique, however, and it was especially interesting since we had driven from New Orleans and visited many of the places "in real". Plenty of information on boards. Fun for kids with the flowing water.

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Brandon, MB
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were disappointed that the bridge closes and there is no access in the evening. Would have been a nice place for an evening stroll, but we were unable to check if out.

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St Louis
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great reproduction of the Mississippi River, it's length and depth with cities noted. We took the monorail over and the kids loved it. The museum was enjoyable and interesting. Will definitely go back when we return to Memphis.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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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