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“Relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mud Island River Park

Mud Island River Park
125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
800.507.6507
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Ranked #22 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Type: Islands, History Museums, Beaches, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Theaters, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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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.
Dyersburg, Tennessee
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12 attraction reviews
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“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have been coming to Memphis for years but have never taken the time to visit mud island. We took the tram across and the employees were so cordial to us all. Then as we walked "along the banks" it was so relaxing and informative. Can't wait to go back when there is an event

Visited April 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Walk the entire Mississippi River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

At Mud Island River Park, we had a guided tour along the entire Mississippi River, walking from state to state, showing the major cities and bridges along the way, and the depths of the water as you travel along, ending at the Gulf of Mexico. Have never seen anything like this, and it was fascinating!

Visited April 2013
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Lockport
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“Great place for kids to run around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We visited Mud Island River park on a rainy day, the museum was average. If you live anywhere near a big river I'm sure you've seen just about everything in the museum. The section on the music of the river was informative. The real attraction at Mud Island, beside getting to ride the big red cars, is getting to walk the last 1,000 miles of the Mighty Mississippi. On a beautiful day I can see this attraction being very crowded. We were lucky that it was overcast & rainy (at one point we had to seek shelter, but we stayed & most other people left). We enjoyed walking down to the mouth & having a great view of the Memphis skyline. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, or even shoes that you don't mind getting wet or you can easily slip off. You can walk in the river & flood plains for about 5 city blocks. They do have a few snack shops that offer your normal variety of snack food.

Visited April 2013
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Collierville, Tennessee
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“Walk down the Mississippi River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This scale model of the river goes from its beginning at Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. It shows other major rivers flowing into it and has major cities along the way mapped out on the sidewalk. Kids love to play in the water. As you meander along the real thing is surging along beside you. There is also a river museum worth seeing. To get onto the island you can walk across the bridge or ride the tram.

Visited April 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Outside Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was a fun walk to talk with the family. If you are looking for something to do outside, stop by. We all enjoyed it. The museum was nice and the monorail ride over to the river walk was fun for all. We really enjoyed walking back above the monorail. We got a great view of the city of Memphis.

Visited April 2013
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