The Riverwalk is an exact scale model of the Lower Mississippi River flowing from its confluence with the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois 954 miles south to the Gulf of Meico
Twenty cities are mapped along the Riverwalk
Concrete wedges locate the main rivers flowing into the Mississippi or show river engineering structures such as floodways
There are four watershed walls which map the entire drainage area of the Mississippi River
The model empties into an acre size Gulf of Mexico
Designed using Corps of Engineers survey and navigational charts.
There are 1, 746, 4’ x 8’ concrete sections, which were installed and positioned to allow the water to flow from north to south
30” = One Mile
One contour ridge = 5 feet vertical depth
Entire Length = 2,000 feet or 5 blocks
The River Walk is one of the most unique representations of the Mississippi River in the world. . Along your journey, you'll revisit historical events and learn about geographical transformations.
The "1,000" mile journey concludes at the Gulf of Mexico, a one-acre enclosure that holds 1.3 million gallons of water. There, visitors can enjoy a leisurely pedal boat ride around the Gulf area with the Memphis skyline in the background.