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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
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+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
Description:

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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Be sure to go to the museum at the park

whole length of the park is the path of the Mississippi River from it's start. Historical events posted at sites. Kids can wade in the "river" Wonderful museum with a riverboat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saraland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

whole length of the park is the path of the Mississippi River from it's start. Historical events posted at sites. Kids can wade in the "river" Wonderful museum with a riverboat you can walk around on. Located just off Beale St.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mud Island is totally worth the time. It is historical and cultural. On top of that the kids will LOVE the man-made concrete river that runs the entire length of the island.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came by here for a quick walk while in Memphis in June 2011. Water way surrounded by the tiles made to look like the Mississippi. Some facts about the river on black tiles. Nice scenic views of the actual Mississippi River. Decent size lawn area. Never went further than this area so I didn't see the pedal boats. Ok for... More 

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We stumbled upon this park in search of the swan boats that we could see from across the Mississippi River. The monorail ride provides a view of great sites, but there isn't much else to do. It is evident that they used to have more activities, and maybe they do in the summer. However, there was little to do in... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Took my 4 year old here on a warm summer day just to pass the time. It was kind of interesting, but don't think we will be back. The water if pretty dirty and although they say you can play in it, most places you won't want to.

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Westchester, NY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Toured the entirety of Mud Island during a January visit and was under impressed. No effort at all was made to engage tourists during a slightly off-season. The island itself was essentially deserted when I was on it as was all of its amenities. If you want tourists you need to engage them clearly nobody in Memphis feels the compulsion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We stumbled upon this place by accident really. We saw the monorail crossing the road and walked up to check it out. We decided to walk across the monorail bridge which is manageable. The River Park was fantastic. It was really interesting to walk the length of the Mississippi and see the landscape at various points. We also had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We had a spare afternoon, saw this advertised and decided to go there. We are really glad we did. The scale model of the Mississippi was brilliant and so well laid out with all the places it went through marked out for us to see. The Museum was full of the history of the river with a part of a... More 

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Mud Island has so much to see and do that you must spend at least three hours here, and don't forget to visit the Memphis Belle while you are there.

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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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