Mud Island River Park
125 North Front Street, Memphis, TN, USA
Mud Island River Park Memphis Reviews
Free entertainmant available Oct 29, 2008
There are two attractions on Mud Island that are quite interesting.
First, the is the Mississippi River Walk, a scale model of the Mississippi River in a park-like setting. The waterlevel in the scale model is kept at a level that the real river has at that time. The scale model covers the contributaries of the river and ends at the Gulf of Mexico. The outside exhibit is closed during winter months. In summer, you have a chance to cool down, because it is allowed to walk in the model river, nice to cool your feet down on a hot day and tons of fun for children. The best news is: This attraction is free!
The second attraction is the Mississippi River museum. It houses exhibits around the big river, its boats and history of the Mississippi. Parts of the movie "The Firm", staring Tom Cruise, were filmed in the museum. Admiossion is charged for the museum.
Mud Island can be reached via a pedestrian bridge (free), or on a monorail that is operated under the pedestrian bridge (admission). Both attractions are well worth a visit, if you are interested in the Mississippi River.
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