Mud Island River Park – Memphis, Tennessee - Atlas Obscura

Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!  

The Mississippi is the fourth longest river in the world, but in Memphis, Tennessee you can see it all in one short afternoon.

The River Walk is a five-block-long replica of the lower Mississippi River, from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, Lousiana. Each 30-inch stride is equivalent to one mile on the actual river. Along your journey, you’ll revisit historical events and learn about geographical transformations.

The “1,000-mile-journey” concludes at the Gulf of Mexico, a one-acre enclosure that holds 1.3 million gallons of water. There, visitors can enjoy a leisurely pedal boat ride around the Gulf area with the Memphis skyline in the background.

Know Before You Go

It's open year-round, dawn to dusk. You can bike, scooter, or walk over the 1/3 mile wal kbridge or drive over through the North Gate on Island Dr. There are three bike share stations throughout the park.

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