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Mud Island River Park

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This was a great stop for a hot summer day. Very interesting to see just where the river travels... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
851KarenS851
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Monett, Missouri
Interesting and fun for adults and kids

Cool place to visit, geographically correct and great replica of the Mississippi River. Nice to go... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
rusty R
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Memphis, Tennessee
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-1713
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The park is closed in the winter and basically abandoned. It s very interesting, with a model of the Mississippi River in 3D. Unfortunately, in the winter, it is covered with leaves, there is no one there and the Museum is closed. The design is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 77CharlesT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This scale model of the Mississippi is remarkable. To walk along the length gives the true impression of this magnificent river. Information boards along the length are full of facts. Very enjoyable and informative visit. Not to missed.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RH53ARH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great stop for a hot summer day. Very interesting to see just where the river travels thru. My daughter, age 7, thinks it's the greatest thing to say that she has walked the entire river. Interesting to see and its free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 851KarenS851
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Cool place to visit, geographically correct and great replica of the Mississippi River. Nice to go here when the weather is mild to warm and get you feet wet. At the end is the Gulf of Mexico river with paddle boats

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rusty R
Reviewed November 19, 2018

At the Northern tip of Mud Island is this ample park, part gardens, part paved walking ttrails and parking areas that provides recreational facilities to locals and visitors alike. There are benches, facilities for grilling, boating and a number of modern art objects. When the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed November 13, 2018

You will need hours to walk the length of the mississippi and read all the historical signs. incredible facts about the river. 30" equal 1 mile on the mississippi and it is a long river. the accuracy of the geography of the river is amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This was an ok place to see and a cool concept. I’m sure it would be more impactful at a different time of year. I’m sure it’s bustling in the summer. We did not tour the museum or gift shop but it was cool to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 43sherrid
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Very interesting collection of history and activities. The ampitheater is a great place for live music. Take the monorail, the views are awesome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daltizer
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We have never seen anything like Mud Island. Getting there is easy… you can take an elevator or stairs/escalator up to the top of the tower where you can choose to walk the bridge across the river or take the monorail (which only runs during...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DoingWhatWeLove
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Mud Island is very interesting. A replica of the Mississipi river with map of towns from Minnisota to New Orleans.

Date of experience: October 2018
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JoshuaExpeditions
November 21, 2018|
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Response from DoingWhatWeLove | Reviewed this property |
At the moment, the monorail is only running for holiday's and special events.
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768evah
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Carla P | Reviewed this property |
They're at the Southern end of the river, near New Orleans on the model. Only during the season.
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lovetravel2
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Carla P | Reviewed this property |
You can walk there in about 10 minutes or so. But if the monorail is not running, you'll then have another half mile across the bridge. Then the actual model takes a good half hour to walk one way. Take plenty of water on... More
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3scrambledeggs
tulsa, ok
Memphis vs. Tunci (4 Replies)
Our family (Mom, Dad, 11 year old, 10 year old) will be in Memphis next week. If we were to choose one, which would be better to spend an afternoon -- Mud Island River Park and Museum, or Tunica River Park and Museum. Our interest probably lies more in the history of the river than in actually hiking/boating. In other words, we'd like to spend the bulk of the time inside.
July 25, 2008|
Response from3scrambledeggs|
The topic should have read Memphis vs. Tunica.
keenadog
Mud Island River Walk (1 Replies)
On a road trip and won't be arriving until November 2, will the River Walk still be open to the public or everything closed for the season?
October 06, 2016|
Response fromDeb62862|
Unfortunately, it will close for the season October 31.
TeamViolet
Columbus, Ohio
Bicycles in Memphis (3 Replies)
Hello, Fellow Travelers! I'll be visiting Memphis for the first time, June 5th-9th. I sometimes bring my bike with me when I'm in different cities. I find I'm able to cover alot more of the area, and I get a little excersize. Sometimes I find it easier/less expensive than taking my car as far as parking is concerned. I'll be staying on Beale Street. I'll be visiting Sun Studios, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum,National Civil Rights Museum,Mud Island...More
May 30, 2009|
Response fromTeamViolet|
Thanks for all the great information. I will be making use of the trolly, shuttles and bus systems, instead of our bicycles. Cheers, Violet