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Tom Lee Park

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Address: Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103
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Nice riverfront walk.

There is also a good fitness trail with good pieces of equipment/ activities. The park closes in the later evening

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

There is also a good fitness trail with good pieces of equipment/ activities. The park closes in the later evening

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

You've probably never heard of Tom Lee. In 1925, he rescued 32 people from a sinking steamboat on the Mississippi River with no regard for his own safety. Now this 30 acre park, named for him, is a great place for running, walking, and biking. There is an obelisk dedicated to Tom Lee as well as a statue depicting a... More 

Thank Sharon M
Winder, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to this park right before and at sunset and it is VERY beautiful. Great place to get pictures of the MS river, the bridge, Bass Pro shop , etc. The Tom Lee statue is cool and tells you a bit of history. FYI= the only restrooms available are porta potties that smell. Some of the surrounding neighborhoods are... More 

Thank Pam G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you love to walk, the entire Memphis waterfront has a series of parks that are fun and attractive. It's safe to walk early in the morning and toward late evening. Enjoy!!!

Thank sncathome
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A lovely free park on the banks of the mississippi,plenty of seating & green open space,a perfect picnic area with free parking

Thank biddyford
Bristol, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We discovered Riverside Park by chance – pulled in and parked whilst driving past. Ths large green area along the bank of the Mississippi, is accessible by the trolleys as well as by car. We strolled along the extensive river front and sat and watched boats pass by. The only fault we could find is that there s no shade... More 

Thank Chris H
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I love to walk and exercise at this location all the time. It's a safe and kid friendly environment. Also a great place to just sit and watch the boats go by or sunrise/sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Best few in Memphis of the Mississippi River!! Great place for a walk- and perfect for all different kinds of events- or just to play around on a Sunday afternoon

Thank rjblackjack
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Basically just a running path along the river, gorgeous sunsets but hardly a piece of shade can be found - take a hat.

Thank K M
Lithonia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I enjoyed the park. Beautiful views and great workout stations. The statute of Tom Lee is great. It is worth knowing his story.

Thank Jamila C

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