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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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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I took the monorail and museum package on a very quiet Tuesday. The museum is a bit tired and not very engaging despite reasonable ideas. The redeeming feature is the half mile river walk along a scale model of the lower Mississippi. As I was stopped in Memphis on a trip down the Great River Road this was worth the... More

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Virginia
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27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Yep, this is the place where Tom Cruise was being chased by the bad guys while riding the monorail out to Mud Island. The ride itself (three minutes) is worth the price, but you should also spend some time in the museum out there, as well as the gift shop. AND, a surprise attraction was the half mile working contour... More

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We thought mud island was in pretty bad share in places with a lot of work needing to be done on the perimeter walls there was a lot of gaps, as we went up some steps on reaching the top all of the flag stones were up and in a really poor condition, I don't understand why?? We took the... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The museum and history of the Mississippi is great -- has a replica of a steamboat that's really interesting. Ride tram across ($4 round trip) and then spend a hour or two walking thru museum and along the river. Great for kids as well! Learned a lot.

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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I thought the Mississippi River Museum on the island was great. It includes a reproduction of a steamboat. I found the Riverwalk model of the river less interesting. Little kids splashing their way along the model did seen to enjoy themselves, so I would recommend it for families. We took the monorail, but it is a very short ride and... More

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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The scale replica of the Mississippi River from start to finish is worth the trip. The facilities are a bit run down on the island, but it's free and it makes for a wonderful afternoon on the Mississippi. Definitely worth the walk.

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ipswich suffolk uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It cost ten dollars each to get the monorail to get across the river to the park but it would only take about ten minutes to walk if you didn't fancy taking the monorail. A narrow stream of water runs the whole length of the park but the shape of the stream is the shape of the Mississippi river and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great history of the Mississippi delta. You can enjoy all the exhibits at your leisure, monorail over Mississippi River is nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There is so much information here as the history covered dates back to the 1700s...the format of the museum is reading the information at each display, so there is no actual human interaction. We took the mono-rail across the Mississippi River to the museum & then walked around the riverwalk where there is an exact scale model of the Lower... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The park includes a metro ride, museum and fascinating marked walk through the history of the lower Mississippi area. It is creatively done and a real treasure! The museum covers Native American contributions, settler and exploration events of significance, a river boat history inclusive of the sensation you are on a steamboat and much, much more. It is tastefully and... More

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