At Mud Island,trace the twists and turns of the Mississippi River following the River Walk. Learn about the shipping of ... More
Mud Island River Park
At Mud Island,trace the twists and turns of the Mississippi River following the River Walk. Learn about the shipping of cotton on the river and the musical history made in cities along the river, from New Orleans Jazz to Memphis Blues and Elvis. See the Memphis Belle , a historic WWII airplane. The Mud Island Amphitheatre on the island hosts concerts in the summer. To get there, ride the monorail, featured in the Tom Cruise movie "The Firm."
THIS PLACE WILL NEVER BE ON MY LIST OF PLACES TO GO!!!
My daughter and 3 of her friends (1 use a cane, 1 uses a walker and are able to walk short distances) went from Springfield Missouri to see Mud Island and experience the Monorail.
They parked and paid for their tickets, rode the rail to the Island and were informed that the Monorail "broke and has electrical issues and you all will have to walk back".
They asked about wheelchairs for the 2 who could not walk that far. They were informed "there is one wheelchair and you can use it and make multiple trips", it is over a mile one way to the parking. No other options were offered at that time. The staff had an attitude .... so what it is not our fault and not our problem if you have to make multiple trips to get your friends back to the parking......
When they got back to parking and where they purchased their tickets they complained and were given a refund for 1/2 the price of their tickets, "you rode the monorail there and so you have to pay for that" is what they were told. After complaining more about the wheelchair and issues with the handicapped they were finally offered the option of driving on the "employee only" path to pick up their other friend.
Not a way to run anything!
NEVER VISIT IF YOU ARE HANDICAPPED, The staff has an attitude already and if they are asked to go out of their way to do their job helping handicapped you are in trouble, because they really won't unless you complain a lot to them and then they really do not want to help but will begrudgingly!!!
Great venue for Dylan. Opening was Leon Russell who did some fine R&R to "warm" the crowd for Dylan. The weather was hot, but a good crowd to see and hear Dylan. How was he? Good , have seen him better. But then Dylan is Dylan. The downer, the Mud Island security and the cop. Jesus H. Christ did they have an atitude and a mouth. One especially, and I home you see this. Big fat slob, beer gut and mustache. My date and friends were having a conversation after the concert, waithing for the crowd to thin out a little. This dick started we need to "get moving." Well sir you can kiss my cherry red ass. Mud Island need to get rif of the smart mouth sercuity and "billy bad ass" cop and put the money in fixing loose tiles.
We went to Mud Island last weekend, did the monorail (probably would've been better to walk the bridge) We had to wait in the monorail car, for about 15 minutes before it started, which has no air, and the workers would not let us get off. Telling us if we were going to ride it we had to wait inside. When another couple told them it was too hot to wait inside the worker told them that she had been sitting in the heat for 8 hours. (But she's getting paid to sit there, right? And she was sitting outside where the wind was blowing, not inside where there was no circulation)
The different areas were dingy, like they weren't really upkept. The souveneir shops didn't really have any Mud Island souveneirs, and one of the Restaurants were out of water bottles and only had nachos to eat.
However, the Mississippi miniature river was very cool. Also the musuem had different areas that were actually made to look like you were in a Riverboat, a Union War Ship, and on the banks of the Mississippi river w/the Confederates. The decor and sound effects were awesome! The visit was worth if for these two things alone. If you don't mind the other stuff, then you'll enjoy it immensely.
I went to this 4th on the island The vendors has a booth set up by the water park had a sing out for funnel cake for 4.00 dollars but was tryign to sell them for 5.00 when I brought this to there attention one of the worker at the vendor booth got nasty and was curzing me and telling me she can beat my ASS and I had my grandkids with me so if this what we have to look forward to when we go to events at mudisland being cuz at and threatened when we come should we be infear for or life and kids while we are there and shouldn't something be done to this worker should she be let go from this company or should she still be working there.
the museum was great but everything else boring it has not been kept up in fact the side walk is missing bricks and they could have really used more things out side we never understood what the point is
Enjoyed the entire experience.
The monorail (Try to get to the leading part of the car; the feeling that one is about to collide with the bridge brings an element of excitement to the ride.), the museum (Take your time there is a lot to absorb.) and the river walk (The water was clean and the entire area well maintained.).
A very nice place...
We went this weekend it was more than we thought. it was realy nice and peacful. we only paid the 4.00 for ride on the monorail.
just going out side and walk in the park area. was really nice looking at the river. was just breathe taking. we made the walk all the way to the new orleans. it is worth it. take a camera :o)
When we visited Mud island it was a hot day, the tour of kindergrten- 5th grade really enjoyed walking and playing in the water & purchasing treats from the concession stand after going thru the museum. The tour was interesting and walking back over was good excercise.
it was nice to leisurely walk around the island and see how the Mississippi River runs thru the U.S. took the pedestrian walkway over even though the tram runs underneath the walkway. quiet spot to enjoy an afternoon. swings set up along the river. would have liked to stayed longer but had to catch a plane. small cafe there to grab simple bite to eat. would definitely go back if I should return to Memphis.
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