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Mud Island River Park

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Address: 125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 800.507.6507
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Description: Island containing a 52-acre park that is home to the River Walk and the...
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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"Shoeless and loving it!"

Educational, frugal family spot if you like the outdoors. There is an admission to the museum, monorail, and paddle boats, but admission to the park is free. There are three ways... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Educational, frugal family spot if you like the outdoors. There is an admission to the museum, monorail, and paddle boats, but admission to the park is free. There are three ways to Mud Island: monorail, breezeway, or you can choose to drive over to Harbor Town and enter. Sometimes we choose to drive if we want to carry a cooler... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

To be fair, we didn't know what to expect from the River Park. As downtown residents, it seemed a shame to never visit a nearby park so we made the trip. We were not disappointed! The park houses a scaled replica of the Mississippi River beginning from its tributaries, passing to scale towns, and ending in New Orleans and the... More 

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Anchorage, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very cool walk along the river walk. It is so nicely done. You can really envision the character of the river as you walk along. You do have to pay to take the tram over to the island. Although you could walk, it would be a long walk.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For anyone who finds themselves in Memphis with an hour to spend and an empty wallet/purse make sure you go to Mud Island. The place was practically deserted when we went so we had entire Mississippi River to ourselves (well a model of it). You can take your shoes off and wade through the model which is great for kids... More 

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

walk across the bridge -- or wait for the trolley/bus. It is an easy walk and the views are great. And, if you get tired or too hot, ride back.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Many people recommended this, for the visitor center and the museum. Unfortunately it's only open April - October. In Minnesota our museums are open year round. Ok, have to respect the decisions of people in Memphis. But I wish it was open at least part of the day year round. Memphis has a LOT of visitors would would enjoy this.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is one of the best River museums I have ever seen. It tells an intriguing history of the Mississippi River

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We have been to Mud Island many times. They NEVER disappoint!! We REALLY enjoy the "river trail" (whatever they actually call it escapes me now!). That they actually add and remove water so you can see the way the river is running and all the islands and delta regions id frankly amazing! We have seen the Memphis Belle- talk about... More 

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Hatboro, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Well, I was looking forward to checking Mud Island out, but it is closed November to April. It was beautiful on Saturday, but apparently Memphis didn't need the revenue.

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is worth a visit if you are in the area for a week or so - would not make it a priority if you are on a tight schedule. Can not give it an average rating since I have never seen anything like this in other cities. That being said, You gain access via a monorail that runs parallel... More 

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