Mud Island River Park

Mud Island River Park

Welcome to Mud Island River Park!

This fun downtown public park opened in 1982 on the south end of the Mud Island peninsula. To the west, it is bordered by the Mississippi River and to the east, Wolf River Harbor. It is easily accessible by the Skybridge.

The centerpiece of this park is the Riverwalk, a scale replica of the Lower Mississippi River, from Illinois to Louisiana. You can pass through 6 states in the span of 5 city blocks when following the path! The walk ends at a million-gallon pool intended to represent the Gulf of Mexico.

Your group can enjoy seemingly endless outdoor recreation options while here, such as kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, picnicking, hiking, and much more. There are regular live concerts and events, as well as a fun onsite monorail train! Take the Mud Island Monorail from Front Street to the park, the 2 Swiss-made cars first launched in 1982.

You can grab a bite to eat at the cafes (Harbor View Grill and Mississippi Grounds Cafe) within the onsite Mississippi River Museum, the museum that covers 10,000 years of Mississippi River history, from the first native cultures to civil war battles and showboats. Learn more about this 18 gallery museum here!


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