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“Free Park with good history lesson” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mud Island River Park

Mud Island River Park
Ranked #14 of 152 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Free Park with good history lesson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

The architecture behind this park is really cool. It's a scale model of the Mississippi river that has dams, waterfalls, deltas, and every other feature from the river. You can follow the river from start to finish. The whole thing is free unless you take the tram from Memphis to the island. Overall, the entire length is about half mile. We did this in August and it was really hot. The place doesnt get much breeze. But you can walk through the mini river that is ankle high.

At the end there is a nice fountain, a restaurant we didn't try, and some swan boats you can rent for 5 bucks. There is also a museum there,but we didn't have time to check it out.

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“Really neat”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

lots of knowledge in a very interesting presentation. I like it at night time better. its located over in the mud island area where we go for concerts. we always go over and walk around here while we let the traffic die down

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“Concerts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

Attented several concerts here. They are outdoors so it can get very hot very quick and "muddy"!!!! lol when it rains. Its a really neat to place to walk around and learn a little about the mississippi river too. I think there are several things to do here, however we have only done concerts

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Lakeland, TN
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“Separating the walk and the trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

This review pertains to the picture of a model Mississippi River shown here. The river model is unique and well planned and designed. It is well enjoyed by every visitor to whom I've spoken who has travelled out to the Island and strolled its length as I've done a few times. The problem here is that some reviewers seem to be evaluating some portion or all of the riverfront trails which are actually called the Riverwalk. (memphisriverfront.com/parks/riverwalk) They run along the top of the Bluff and loop back down along the riverside and possibly along the water up the northern portion of Mud Island (the residential part). By contrast you can continue nowhere after you've reached the end of the Model River, as that's the end of the Island on one end and the end of the Park on the other, so unless I'm mistaken these two are being combined and for the most misidentified. If you're a walker or runner the actual Riverwalk is great in its entireity. If you're a tourist or interested in the MS River or a kid the Mud Island Model River is fabulous.

Visited September 2011
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Henderson, Tennessee
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“Not much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

As far as riverwalks go, Memphis's is nothing special. There really isn't much to see or do unless some sort of festival is going on.

Visited July 2012
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