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Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-1713
+1 800-507-6507
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Unique depiction of the Missippi and the history along its shores

We were impressed with this visual representation of the Mississippi, it's flood plains and depths... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Iowa_is_my_home
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Des Moines, IA
A Lovely Museum & Island

A very interesting way to kill a couple of hours! This is a small island in the Mississippi River... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VikkiBee
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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History museum detailing the Mississippi River history, located in Mud Park.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“civil war” (19 reviews)
“steam boat” (5 reviews)
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
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125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-1713
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+1 800-507-6507
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were impressed with this visual representation of the Mississippi, it's flood plains and depths. After spending over an hour walking the length of the exhibit, we wished it would have continued all the way up river to Itasca! And the museum on site was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting way to kill a couple of hours! This is a small island in the Mississippi River; it costs $10 for admission and that includes a return trip via the monorail and admission into the museum. I didn’t think the museum would be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite worthwhile to take the time to visit this museum and its surrounding park. The museum itself is arranged in galleries that not only inform about the history and geology of this region, but also give you a taste of being there. Start with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed here really pretty place on the river bank watching the barges going up and down at dusk a must see

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We almost didn't go but I was so glad we did. This was the best museum we have been to in a while. They did such a wonderful job with the place. It was so much fun to walk through and take pictures.

Thank Cindy W
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the riverboat museum. The history of the river, boating, early peoples was all detailed and very informative. The life sized partial replica of a steam boat to be able to go on was fantastic. My only complaint is that we could only...More

Thank Dave O
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We walked across the foot bridge and viewed from the top a model of the Mississippi River as it meanders south. The model is outside and is very extensive. Once we went inside the museum was extremely well laid out as you are easily directed...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

The monorail was not working, so had to walk the foot bridge. Once in the museum you go onto the deck of a steamboat. Very cool. The museum covered the Civil War era and music. Outside is the replica of the Mississippi River. Very interesting....More

Thank tcsam
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

What a find! The history of the Mississippi river. The history of the early inhabitants. Artifacts. History of early river music. History of early steamboats. Etc, etc and etc. 2 hours wasn't enough but they were closing.

1  Thank edbrybry
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was an amazing tour. The scupture depicting the history of the Mississippi River was amazing. So much information and detail. The Museum was one of the best museums I have ever been through. We thoroughly enjoyed this visit.

1  Thank Patti H
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