Mud Island River Park
Get ready for an exciting and informative trip to the premier family fun destination on the Mississippi River, Mud Island River Park! This 40,000 square foot recreational and educational facility showcases the Mighty Mississippi through its scenic views, epic riverwalk model, and on-site museum. The 5-block riverwalk model features an exact replica of the lower Mississippi from its confluence at the Ohio River in Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico, including all cities, bridges, and drain basins along the way. You will see historic info markers along the way as you sneak in chances to dip your feet in (wear sandals!) or just head over to the 18 gallery museum to learn more! You can even board 2 full sized paddle boat models within the museum!
While here your group can also canoe, kayak, rent bikes, or rent a pedal boat! Once you’ve seen all you can see and do all you can do head over to the restaurant for some lunch, hit up the gift shop for the perfect Mississippi River souvenir, or go tour the 5,000 seats outdoor amphitheater that has featured such acts as Steely Dan, BB King, and Fall Out Boy. If you’re wanting more opt to take the guided riverwalk tour to see everything you didn’t before plus get some interesting facts the markers don’t tell you!