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Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

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Address: 125 North Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 800-507-6507
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History museum detailing the Mississippi River history, located in Mud...

History museum detailing the Mississippi River history, located in Mud Park.

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Looks like a cool place but unfortunately when we arrived it was closed for the season. Looking forward to a next possibility.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like a cool place but unfortunately when we arrived it was closed for the season. Looking forward to a next possibility.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has so much history and information than I could have imagined. Found out some history that I was totally unaware of - I'm not going to divulge because it would ruin the surprise. Small children probably wouldn't enjoy this.

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north wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This exhibition is well presented and its about Indian life and the paddle steamers. You cross the mississippi by monorail and it takes about an dhour and a half but there was little else to do there. We looked for a place to eat a lunch and have a coffe but only a small place selling cold drinks.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very excited to experience this tour and my only regret is not bringing my children. I enjoyed all the information that was shared on the tour and it help understand what was left out of the school books.

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Smithville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoyed the riverboat trip down the Mississippi. 90 minutes of boat trip with guide that was very informative; many stories and tidbits of history about the river and Memphis.

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Canton, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We spent a Sunday morning on the island. The tram ride was fun and the Mississippi River museum was great. The river walk was OK, not really very engaging.

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bridlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Whilst traveling over the bridges in mississippi we were taking photos not the best day of our tour in fact it was the last & it rained for the whole day, first one for 17days. We still managed to get out on the mississippi paddel boat & have a meal that was loverly. well worth going on.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very nice and varied history--there's topics ranging from riverboats to the Civil War to music. Very quiet the day I was there. The Mud Island River Park is nearby and worth a visit too. I drove over and parked on site, which is a few bucks (cash only).

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were hugely impressed by the quality of the presentations in this museum. The history of the Mississippi was related clearly and in some detail with good exhibits, illustrations and photographs. It was fascinating the see how river traffic has developed, boomed, declined and now settled into a more practical use of the river. The description of how boat design... More 

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Centralia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

travelling in Memphis with family...the museum has a bit of funding issues I believe, however I think it just needs more visitors, because we loved it! the museum follows the history of the Mississippi river and Memphis, it was fun and interesting..the indoor steamboat is especially fun, and the Mississippi river sculpture is interactive and very neat..I would especially recommend... More 

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