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Expedition Island Park

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Address: S. 2nd St E, Green River, WY 82935

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Peaceful walk

We live in Green River and love to walk the island. Pretties place in town. Peaceful place to walk around.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Green River wy
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Green River and love to walk the island. Pretties place in town. Peaceful place to walk around.

Thank Melehairmama
Green River, Wyoming
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The expedition island is a wonderful park rich in history! Not only does it have open grassy areas to gather or play in along with playgrounds for children it has a very nice walking path that goes all the way around the green that is lined with history timeline that tell the many expeditions that launched from the island making... More 

Thank Kelly S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This clean park has a small playground area (Including a small "splash" area (i.e., water fun), and also a nice bike/jogging path along a river. Entrance is free. The park is a National Historical Site because it was the starting point for two expeditions down the Green and Colorado Rivers led by John Wesley Powell in 1869 and 1871.

1 Thank Andi55_13
United States
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Overall Green River is an amazing little town. Expedition Island, the splash pad, and the walk along the river are all amazing. Take the time to read some of the interpretive signs along the walk. You will learn a lot about the area.

Thank JoJo-n-Harlen
Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were there for a film screening and really enjoyed the park. It's well-kept and clean, with a nice river walk and kayak play area. Also interesting are the historic monuments commemorating the many exploring expeditions that have launched down the Green River from the island.

Thank rdale
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Picknicked here while travelling south. Clean park with nice lawns and picknick tables. Possibility to play in the Green River. Quiet in this week day and no mosquito to be seen.

Thank Tychot
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71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

John Muir started his expedition here. Not really why I liked it. Quiet and peaceful. The walk connects a series of parks, so you have restrooms and garbages along the way. Nice and breezy on a hot day.

Thank Leslie S
Green River, Wyoming
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I enjoy fishing around the Island. Various organizations I am involved with have hosted or attended events at the Pavilion and the grounds of the park.

Thank bittercreekflys
Kansas City, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Except for the ridiculous amount of mosquitoes, this is a great path by the river, going over the bridge, and providing about 2 miles of walking. There's also many entry points to the river (careful, the water is fast moving), a jungle gym for the kids, and a splash pad.

1 Thank jeniferr2016
La Canada, California
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722 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a very pleasant park...it fronts the river, has trees, grass, playground equipment, and picnic areas. However, this is nothing the traveler should go out of his way to visit other than to enjoy looking at the river.

Thank Rogerdob

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