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Mud Island River Park

Address: 125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 800.507.6507
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Ranked #18 of 61 Activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, History Museums, Beaches, Theaters, Historic Walking Areas, Theater & Concerts, Nature & Parks, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Island containing a 52-acre park that is home to the River Walk and the Mississippi River Museum...
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Type: Islands, History Museums, Beaches, Theaters, Historic Walking Areas, Theater & Concerts, Nature & Parks, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking
Owner 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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Anchorage, AK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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307 reviews 307 reviews
87 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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156 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
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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246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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188 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Bring your dog (on a leash) and take a stroll through the Mud Island River Park. We enjoyed a picnic on a nice fall day watching the riverboats and barges power up and down the Mississippi river. This is a little slice of beauty and peace in a bustling city.

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CYPRUS
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

take away the monorail journey and all you are left with is a very dilapidated "attraction"?? which is in need of a major makeover and much renovation work

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