Thursday, June 27, 2019 / by Donnie Morrow
On this episode of Memphis Revealed we will be touring Mud Island Park.
Mud Island’s newest attraction is the fantastic, colorful Memphis sign. You can see it all the way from the Mississippi River. It’s been a real hot spot for tourists and locals alike who have enjoyed posing both in front of it and on top of it for photos! The sign was opened up earlier this year.
At the far southern end of Mud Island Park you can see the Hernando de Soto bridge which was the original bridge across the Mississippi. From this end of the park you also have a view of Tom Lee Park and the Memphis skyline.
Another cool stop on our tour of Mud Island was the scale model of the Mississippi River. The model really shows you all the nooks and turns. Plus, you can trace it all the way from the northern beginning to the Gulf of Mexico.
We couldn’t leave Mud Island Park without jumping in the bright yellow tire swing! You don’t get to see tire swings as often anymore so we had to jump in and take a whirl when the opportunity presented itself.
Mud Island even has its own amphitheater! The small, intimate venue sits right on the riverfront. How awesome is it that you can come down, catch a concert, and enjoy the river all at the same time! You can buy tickets and scroll through the concert lineup at the Mud Island Amphitheatre website.
If you get a chance, definitely go down and check out Mud Island. The park has something to offer everyone in the family! While you are there, be sure to group some photos in front of the Memphis sign.
The best part, the park is completely free! You can take the Skybridge right from the public parking lot on Front Street and Poplar Avenue.