How to Jump Over the Mississippi River

I jumped over the Mississippi River! Well, kind of…

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Across the bridge from downtown Memphis is a park of sorts called, “Mud Island.”

They’ve got shops and a cafe and museum and outdoor concert venue. One of their most well-known attractions is a miniature version of the Mississippi River.


It’s carved into the pavement with water flowing through it and cities and towns etched into the adjacent sidewalk.

It’s a scaled down version of the Mississippi River, which the actual Mississippi River about a hundred feet away.

It’s an interesting concept and you can follow the Mississippi River from it’s Genesis all the way to the mouth in Louisiana.



If you are passing through Memphis, take a look at Mud Island. You can learn some more about it here.