Mud Island

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Mud Island information

Memphis , USA
125 N Front St
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park free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun Apr-Oct, later Jun-Aug
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A small peninsula jutting into the Mississippi, Mud Island is downtown Memphis' best-loved green space. The top part of the peninsula is a residential subdivision, while the bottom is home to the delightful Mud Island River Park . Hop the monorail ($4, or free with museum admission) or walk across the bridge to the park, where you can jog, rent bikes, or wade through a super-cool scale model of the Mississippi, which empties into a 1.3-million-gallon 'Gulf of Mexico' where visitors tool around in pedal boats. The park'sMississippi River Museum has a cool full-size replica of a packet boat and other historical displays.