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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: +1 800-507-6507
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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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Tranquil place to kill time

Great place to watch the river traffic on a nice day. Free parking available and public washrooms. Interesting monuments scattered along the paths.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The presentation of the Mississippi river is wonderful. A lot of information while you are outside walking it. Every now and then you can look at the Real River.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a tourist looking for must-see attractions in Memphis, its hard to conceptualize what Mud Island River Park is all about and it doesn't get any easier once you are there. The lady in the ticketing booth was uninterested in helping us or in explaining the various package options and what one was paying for. We did not take the... More 

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Wodonga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a definite highlight of our stay in Memphis. We caught the monorail in the morning so we had plenty of time. The replica of the Mississippi River is amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed walking the entire length even though it was exceptionally hot. All the information boards were excellent. We also went to the museum which was amazing.... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to watch the river traffic on a nice day. Free parking available and public washrooms. Interesting monuments scattered along the paths.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right important info: - The monorail is available from Main Street, if you type 'Mud Island Monorail' into Google Maps it should direct you, it can be a roundabout route, but that's because you go back on yourself to go over a bridge. - You don't NEED to get a monorail, if you are happy to walk it, the monorail... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about Mud Island from some friends so decided to set aside some time to check it out. The tram ride over was great - you can see all of the surrounding areas and get a birds eye view of the city. The replica of the Mississippi River was really awe inspiring. We walked the entire length, ending at... More 

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north wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is absolutely facinating, a friend had recommended it to me and it was worth the visit so much detail, It must have taken a long time to create.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting replica. It is to exact scale. I wish I had had more time to walk through it more slowly.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I went to a wine festival here and loved walking around. Not quite Horseshoe Bend (Grand Canyon), but the curving water way is still pretty cool to navigate.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My husband LOVED the model of the river. It has sadly been neglected and the museum is dark and uninformative. They need better signage for tram. Drinks and water were overpriced.

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