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Mud Island River Park

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Neighborhood: Downtown
As featured in 3 Days in Memphis and 1 other guide
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Address: 125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-1713
Phone Number: 800.507.6507
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Awesome museum!!

I had been to Mud Island when I was a small child, so I didn't remember much except for the river walk. Since my husband, father in law, and I would be in the area for a few days... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the monorail to the park and walked the complete length of the model of the river just after opening when they started pumping water through it. Great experience and I think kids would love it! Don't miss the very nice museum on the island while visiting, highly recommended!

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Thank Niklas K
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just an enjoyable walk with the opportunity to learn some geographical facts. A great view of the Memphis skyline. Had a wonderful time at Mud Island River Park. Employees were friendly.

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Thank jean e
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I enjoyed the park and the layout, great geography lesson for kids. I didn't care for the museum, good thing the $10 included the museum or I would have been unhappy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had been to Mud Island when I was a small child, so I didn't remember much except for the river walk. Since my husband, father in law, and I would be in the area for a few days, I wanted to go back! The river walk was fun to see (and play in) but I wish they would maintain... More 

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Centralia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

travelling in Memphis with family...we were told that Mud Island was not great by a local, however being country folk we really enjoy parks while in the city, I'm so glad we went..it is a bit run down, however we believe it's because it doesn't have many visitors! more locals and travelers should support this park because it is really... More 

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Foley, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views were great. Most staff wasn't very friendly. Not very handicap friendly(knee scooter after ankle surgery). I would go again without hesitation without any kind of walking assisting device just to experience everything!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived just as the park opened at 10am on a warm Sunday morning in September. We saw no one else except the maintenance people until we were at least half way back. I went with a young friend who was not interested in reading all of the historical information so we walked the entire river replica and skimmed the... More 

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Bristol, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After crossing to Mud Island on the monorail, there is a riverside park containing 2000 foot scale representation of the Mississippi on a scale of 30 inches = one mile. The “model” starts from the confluence of the Mississippi with the Ohio river at Cairo, llinois and runs down to where the river flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The... More 

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Alabaster, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is good but the scale true model of the entire Mississippi River is great and very informative. Wear good walking shoes because it is much bigger that you think and you will certainly want to walk all the way from the beginning watersheds to the Gulf of Mexico. How they inject the history of the development along the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take time to visit Mud Island in Memphis. It is reached by a monorail which is fun. Visit the Mississippi River museum and follow the Mississippi River walk

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