Mud Island River Park

Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Great Views, Museums, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Parks

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Mid Apr - Late May: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm
  • Late May - Aug: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
  • Sep - Oct: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Park Admission Free
    Museum, Roundtrip Monorail, & River Walk Tour Adult $10; Senior (60+) $9; Child (5-11) $7; Child (4 and under) Free
    Roundtrip Monorail Ride $4

  • Best Attractions & Activities, Outdoor Activities: "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."
  • Free Things to Do: "Watch the level of the water in the model of the Mighty Mississippi - it reflects the level of the river itself."
  • 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: Parts of the Mud Island experience - the river walk and the walk over the bridge - are free.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Mud Island is our fave spot for an overview of the city, both figuratively and literally; learn some history, explore the Mississippi and more.

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