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Confederate Park

Near Mud Island River Park, Memphis, TN (Downtown)
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Ranked #39 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Type: Battlefields, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The name of this park is now Memphis Park. It has thankfully been renamed. It's a great little urban park. Good place to take in the view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Sad they felt the need to rename this park that was to be a tribute to history. The park is nice, with a lovely view of the bridges and the river. Would be a nice place to run as well.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you really want to know about what happened in this area at that time in our southern history a great place to get a glimpse of the past.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Very beautiful park with lots of walking/running areas which makes it easy for sightseeing or locals running. Overlooking the Mississippi River and the river boats, lighted in the evenings and it is a short trolley ride away from downtown.

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Confederate Park is full of the rich history of the War Between The States. The monument placed by the Southern people to honor Jefferson Davis is quite beautiful, as is every other item in the park, whether the cannons or the bust. The layout is beautiful and the view on the bluff is stunning! It is said that the citizens... More

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Waco, Texas, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was a pleasant short visit and walk through the park touring statues and memorial plaques commemorating lives lost and civil war history. Time spent there was informative and full of History and the view atop the bluff of the river area and Mud Island was pleasant. I was pleased to see the ten commandments, also a part of history... More

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This review is about FOREST Park, since I couldn't find it listed. (I refuse to call it that sissy Health Sciences Park). The park itself is neat to go see and take a few quick pictures of the grave/monument of Nathan Bedford Forest. Parking itself can be annoying since it's limited, but if you can manage it, it's fine. (At... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a good place for reflection. Just standing on this point and imagining what the confederate soldiers and the citizens were thinking as they looked out onto the Mississippi as they waited for the next move of the Union troops. Very nice park and not far from the Chamber of Commerce and the Mud Island Tram.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is such a historic park with lots of character to boot. Too bad some folks want to delete history for the sake of being politically correct. You can't change history so why the need for a name change.

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Montevallo, Alabama
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109 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a nice park. There are a few plaques, a few cannons, and a nice statue of Jefferson Davis. Worth a quick walkthrough if you are going to the riverboats or to mud island.

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