Mud Island River Park & Mississippi River Museum

Type: History Museums, Museums

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Mud Island is reached by an aerial tram (you may remember it from the Tom Cruise movie, The Firm) and features a to-scale model of the Mississippi River that one can walk along, noting the changing...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day: Daily 9am-6pm
  • Labor Day - Oct: Daily 9am-5pm
  • Nov - Memorial Day: Daily 10am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $15; Senior (65+) $13; Child (3-17) $10

  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Kids are enchanted by the long ramble along the outdoor river model.
  • Best for Historic Sites, Museums Because: The museum does a fantastic job of telling the story of the river and how it shaped the city's history.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Mud Island is a great primer on Memphis history - with the added bonus of river views.
  • Best for Attractions near FedExForum Because: Mud Island's riverfront location is just a few blocks west of the Forum - and it's a great way to experience the history of the river.

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