Jump the Mississippi River on the Rivewalk!
The Riverwalk is an exact scale model of the Lower Mississippi River flowing from its confluence with the Ohio River at  Cairo, Illinois 954 miles south to the Gulf of Meico


Twenty cities are mapped along the Riverwalk

          Concrete wedges locate the main rivers flowing into the Mississippi or show river engineering structures such as floodways

           There are four watershed walls which map the entire drainage area of the Mississippi River

           The model empties into an acre size Gulf of Mexico

           Designed using Corps of Engineers survey and navigational charts.

           There are 1, 746,  4’ x 8’ concrete sections, which were installed and positioned to allow the water to flow from north to south

                                       Wade down the Mini Mississippi at Mud Island's Riverwalk                
                         30” =  One Mile
                  One contour ridge = 5 feet vertical depth
               Entire Length = 2,000 feet or 5 blocks


Mud Island River Park's Center Courtyard

Memphis on the Mud Island River Park Riverwalk           Mud Island River Park Riverwalk View  

The River Walk is one of the most unique representations of the Mississippi River in the world. . 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.

Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday April - October