All kinds of Mississippi River-related adventures await at Mud Island River Park, such as pedal boat rides, river walks and concerts on the banks of the Mississippi.
Take a walk to the riverfront and ride the monorail to Mud Island River Park, a fun museum-entertainment complex that tells the history, culture and ecology of America's great river. Tour the Mississippi River Museum to learn about the people, steamboats and lifestyle of the region.
Then wander along (and wade into the water, if you like) the five-block-long scale model of nearly 1,000 miles of the Mississippi, representing the stretch from Cairo, Illinois, to the Gulf of Mexico.
Photo by Thomas R Machnitzki