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Address: Memphis, TN

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Lovely walk, sad story, great views.

This is the southern end of Memphis city near the old bridges and the UU Church of the River. The bridges themselves have a history. There is plenty of parking and it is a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice park to go for a walk and take a few pictures. Easy access and parking, limited facilities. Got to see a few barges pass bye.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

This is the southern end of Memphis city near the old bridges and the UU Church of the River. The bridges themselves have a history. There is plenty of parking and it is a great view of the bridges and river and has some beautiful magnolia trees. If you are lucky you might see some of the foxes down near... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great park by the river. Uncrowded with a special sculpture. Great views, as you'd expect. Stayed for sunset.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Gets flooded out every year, which may be a good thing considering its history. Folks, this was once a leper colony...I kid you not...where those infected were sent to literally rot and die. But like anything else in Tennessee as a whole, the more horrific the history, the more glamorous they purport it to be. Don't waste your time.

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3 Thank Sandi G
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

"Martyrs Park" is very close to the "Tom Lee Park", "Mud Island" River Park - "Mississippi River Museum" The museum on Mud Island presents the history of the lower Mississippi river valley, with great emphasis on the steamboat, complete with a full-scale replica steamboat. An admission fee is charged for the museum. "The Amphitheater" - Mud Island is home to... More 

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3 Thank Samuel C
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

This is one of the parks along the Mississippi river in Memphis. It's not as well know or visited as Tom Lee, but offers great views of the river and plenty of space to picnic, stroll and relax. Do close at dusk. There is a bronze sculpture in honor of the victims of the yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Since... More 

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Memphis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

Great views of the Mississippi from the statue. Take a walk on the river bluff sidewalk from here.

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