Mud Island River Park

Mud Island River Park

125 N Front St
Memphis, TN 38103

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Phone: 901-576-7241
Phone: 800-507-6507

Hours:
Mid Apr - Late May  Tue-Sun 10am-5pm Late May - Aug  Tue-Sun 10am-6pm Sep - Oct  Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
Type:
Attractions, Family Friendly, Great Views, Museums, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Parks

10BEST Says

Best Attractions & Activities, Parks: Taking advantage of an island that sprang up in the Mississippi in the early 20th century, this park offers a variety of attractions. Among them are the Mississippi River Museum, which tracks both the river's development and the culture and towns that grew up along its route. Along the island, the River Walk, a scale model of the Mississippi's path, allows visitors to follow the Big Muddy from its start in Minnesota to its final destination, the Gulf of Mexico. The flow of the model river mimics that of the real one. The Mud Island amphitheater attracts top names in music, a monorail offers fun overviews of the area, and bike and pedal boat rentals provide energetic folks the chance to venture further afield. Restaurants and gift shops are also available on the 52-acre island.

Free Things to Do: Taking advantage of an island that sprang up in the Mississippi in the early 20th century, this park offers a variety of attractions - and the Riverpark and walk over the bridge are both free, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The museum, however, requires admission fees. Along the island, the River Walk, a scale model of the Mississippi's path, allows visitors to follow the Big Muddy from its start in Minnesota to its final destination, the Gulf of Mexico. The flow of the model river mimics that of the real one. The Mud Island amphitheater attracts top names in music, a monorail offers fun overviews of the area, and bike and pedal boat rentals provide energetic folks the chance to venture further afield.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Best Attractions & Activities, Free Things to Do: "Throughout its season, Mud Island offers families the chance to camp out under the stars; the $40 per person fee includes dinner, live entertainment and a campfire with marshmallows. Space is limited so reservations are a must."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Mud Island is the best way to get up close to the Mississippi, as well as to understand its history and importance.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Walking along the scale model of the Mississippi is fascinating, as is the stroll on the pedestrian bridge.

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