125 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
A Park in the River
Mud Island River Park is the premier destination for family fun on the river. The Riverwalk, the Mud Island Amphitheater, and the Mississippi River Museum are all excellent ways to spend time in downtown Memphis. Mud Island River Park is open spring, summer, and fall so hop aboard the monorail for a round-trip ticket to good times.
Open April thru October, summer hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm., with the last admission one hour prior to closing.
If you grew up in Memphis after 1980, you likely have fond memories of dipping your toes in one of the most unique and memorable attractions in the mid south: The Riverwalk. The Riverwalk is an exact scale model of the lower Mississippi River flowing from its confluence with the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing captures the imagination like scale models, and this one is epic. Spanning five city blocks, The Riverwalk is dotted with the cities, bridges and drainage basins of the Mississippi. At various locations historic markers give more information about the history of the river and its people. The grand finale is a 40,000 sq. ft. “Gulf of Mexico” where, for $5, you can rent a pedal boat for two. Be sure to wear your sandals so that you can cool your feet off in this perennial Memphis favorite. The Riverwalk is, as always, 100% free.
Mud Island Amphitheater
A cool breeze, a starry sky, the Memphis skyline shimmering on river? You must be at the Mud Island Amphitheatre. Mud Island is home to a 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheater which has been used for a summer concert series for more than two decades. Legendary acts like James Taylor, BB King, and Steely Dan as well as contemporary artists such as The Avett Brothers and Fall Out Boy have played to sold out crowds at Memphis’ only concert venue on the Mississippi.
Must have a concert ticket to ride the monorail or enter the concert
No outside food or beverages may be brought into the park
All persons including their purses, backpacks, bags, etc. are subject to inspection
No pocket knives or weapons of any type
No cameras or recording devices
Must be 21 to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages
Last call one-hour prior to show ending
No pass outs/re-entry
Exit 1-40W on to Riverside drive via exit number 1. Turn left on Jefferson. Turn left on Front Street. Turn left at Poplar in to the Mud Island parking garage. From there take the monorail or pedestrian bridge to the Island. OR Exit I-240 (turns into I-55 N), which becomes S. Riverside Blvd. Turn right on Jefferson. Turn left on Front Street. Turn Left at Poplar in to the Mud Island parking garage. From there take the monorail or pedestrian bridge to the Island.
For even more details on Mud Island River Park plus information on banquet facilities and rentals visit mudisland.com!