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Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

125 North Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
800-507-6507, 901-576-7241
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Ranked #28 of 86 Attractions in Memphis
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: History museum detailing the Mississippi River history, located in Mud Park.
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Marion, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were visiting Memphis as part of a long vacation with two teenage girls, coming up the Delta from New Orleans, thinking (and playing) the blues all the way. In the morning, before the weather turned as hot and steamy as forecast, and while Beale Street was just cleaning itself up from the night before, we parked at the garage,... More

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I visited the Mud Island Museum mid-August. We came to Memphis to visit the National Civil Rights Museum as well as other attractions never really considering this museum. Boy are we glad we found it. It was very well laid out with lots of information about the early river boat days. They even have a full size... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The museum is tired and dated just like the mini Mississippi River located right outside its doors. The museum did provide some interesting information regarding the history of the river and its many uses. We enjoyed the air conditioning as it was hot and humid the day we went.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited Mudd Island - it was Ok but not a place I would take the time to go again. I found it rather boring but the scenry was beautiful with the river, ect

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed an extra day in this city, to other things, and this riverboat cruise. Was too long and boring. There are so many other more interesting things to do in this vibrant city. It just seemed a right thing to do but would not recommend it.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

good extensive information about the Mississippi and the Memphis area,very reasonable and fun to go on the monorail.Well worth an afternoon

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Jefferson City MO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a great museum! We took several hours to go through the museum and the river walk and were so impressed. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time for this attraction. It's definitely worth it. Great for kids, too!

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We didn't see an advert for this, just a suggestion on trip advisor. We took the trolley car to the riverside and the monorail across to Mud Island. The last monorail off the island left at 5pm so we should have arrived earlier in order to spend more time in the river museum. There were very few visitors here.there is... More

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London UK
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

There is a lot going on in this place and it's worth spending a bit of time looking at all the exhibits, statues and their inscriptions. A lot of history and explanations of how and why things were done in the past. very entertaining - not perhaps for younger children ..

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This sounded very strange when the friend I was travelling with suggested we go, but it was absolutely fantastic. Took the monorail to the island and enjoyed wandering around this scale model, and dipping our feet in the pretend Mississippi at the end. Not many people were there (Memphis in general was actually quiet) and it was a lovely experience.

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