Mississippi River Museum, Memphis

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  • We walked across the foot bridge and viewed from the top a model of the Mississippi River as it meanders south. The model is outside and is very extensive. Once we went inside the museum was extremely...  more »
  • The monorail was not working, so had to walk the foot bridge. Once in the museum you go onto the deck of a steamboat. Very cool. The museum covered the Civil War era and music. Outside is the replica ...  more »
  • Visit the Museum or just walking on the island to cross a long bridge either on foot or by rail. Having already a lot markets, we opted for the rail that was included with the ticket for the Museum ($ 10 / person). There is a lot to see in this Museum and runs through the different eras since the first peoples, the famous boats at dawn (with part of ship real size model), the wars and the music of the Mississippi. One can easily spend a lot of time if you want to but the tour can be done in 1 H / 1 H 30 if it does not stop in front of all the explanations.
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  • Great museum, knowledgeable tour guide - learned lots of facts about the Mississippi river. Love all the detail about all the cities, bridges and inputs to this mighty river system.
  • Very well thought out design to make education fun and engaging for the younger crowd as well as the older folks
  • So very interesting and fun! Also a good way to cool off in the "Mini-Mississippi"!!
  • A must see if your in Memphis and interested in history. You will learn a lot about the towns and happenings along the Mississippi River through the years. Otherwise not much else here. Take the tram over the river from downtown.
  • An amazing museum. I learned so much there...one of the best museums I have gone to.

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From budget to luxury, Memphis offers accommodations suitable for every traveler. If you're planning just a short visit, consider staying at an inexpensive inn near the airport. For easy access to the city's shopping, dining, and nightlife, book a room at a downtown hotel, offering complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and a convenient shuttle service to and from the airport. If you come to Memphis in order to splurge, stay at one of the city's luxury hotels overlooking the Mississippi River, featuring stylish rooftop gardens.
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