We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-1713
+1 800-507-6507
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Vacation on the way home

The monorail was not working, so had to walk the foot bridge. Once in the museum you go onto the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tcsam
,
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Stumbled across this jewel of a museum

What a find! The history of the Mississippi river. The history of the early inhabitants. Artifacts... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
edbrybry
,
Lima, Ohio
Read all 219 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
History museum detailing the Mississippi River history, located in Mud Park.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (19 reviews)
“scale model” (17 reviews)
“monorail ride” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103-1713
CONTACT
Website
+1 800-507-6507
Write a Review
Reviews (219)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monorail was not working, so had to walk the foot bridge. Once in the museum you go onto the deck of a steamboat. Very cool. The museum covered the Civil War era and music. Outside is the replica of the Mississippi River. Very interesting....More

Thank tcsam
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a find! The history of the Mississippi river. The history of the early inhabitants. Artifacts. History of early river music. History of early steamboats. Etc, etc and etc. 2 hours wasn't enough but they were closing.

1  Thank edbrybry
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This was an amazing tour. The scupture depicting the history of the Mississippi River was amazing. So much information and detail. The Museum was one of the best museums I have ever been through. We thoroughly enjoyed this visit.

1  Thank Patti H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This museum has some pretty interesting exhibits where you can learn about the river, the civil war, and the music of Memphis.

1  Thank Luciferous626
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Not so much a 'kids' museum, but very cool items and lots for a vacationer to learn! Loved the Riverboat and Civil War Ironclad. Very friendly staff. Would absolutely go back again.

1  Thank OttawaAtomicKitty
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was a very good part of the visit to mud island and the recreation of the Mississippi River along the riverwalk area was fantastic with kids wading through the water and lots of laughter.

2  Thank karenandsteven
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Took my two boys over to the Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island. They really enjoyed the Monorail. We try to make every vacation an opportunity to educate our boys and the Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island perfect to do just that.

1  Thank Festus A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is very nice especially if you are from the south. It is not very large but gives details of life in the south, Indians, Civil War, Riverboat, Jazz. Mud Island is an easy walk but it is very hot in the summer. Wear sandals...More

Thank Delta M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Well, I just gave a glowing review for the Museum along with my review of the park. The Museum was really spectacular. When we were on the Riverboat, it was so realistic. Loved how dark it was outside the boat, and how loud the insects...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great museum about the Mississippi river. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to see. Covers all aspects of the river and river travel. It's a great way to get out of the heat during the hot summer.

Thank HarryAdamsCSA
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Blue Plate Cafe Downtown
654 reviews
.38 km away
Eighty3
372 reviews
.42 km away
Twilight Sky Terrace
154 reviews
.42 km away
Cafe Keough
72 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
AutoZone Park
599 reviews
.74 km away
The Peabody Ducks
2,249 reviews
.72 km away
Mud Island River Park
842 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jon L
27 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Camille2777 | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing an RV park.
0
Votes