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At Mud Island, see the twists and turns of the Mississippi River following the River Walk. Learn about the shipping of cotton on the river and the musical history made in cities along the river, from New Orleans jazz to Memphis blues. See the Memphis Belle, a historic WWII airplane. The Mud Island Amphitheatre on the island hosts concerts in the summer. To get there, ride the monorail.
The Shelby Farms Greenline is a trail that connects Shelby Farms Park and Midtown Memphis. It spans 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) and is used by young and old alike for recreation and transportation. You can walk or bike along the trail, taking in the scenery. If you're lucky, you'll spot deer and other wildlife on your ride. It's a great way to get exercise and see more of Memphis.
Memphis International Raceway is located in Millington, Tennessee. It is an auto racing track and is also known as Memphis Motorsports Park. It has a drag strip and a 1.8-mile (2.9-kilometer) road course. It opened in 1987 and has hosted the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the Camping World Truck Series and the ASA Late Model Series races.
Lacing the meandering Mississippi River, this verdant park is indeed a naturalist's dream, cut through by winding trails, swamps and forests cloaked in hardwood and cypress. Here, the soaring Chickasaw Bluffs are adorned with carpets of oak and beech, and are traversed by a melange of mammals like deer, bobcats, foxes and beavers. A stunning amalgam of nature and biodiversity, the park shelters an array of lakes like the Poplar Tree Lake and Lake Piersol, which are deeply contrasted by dense woods and winding pathways. In addition, the park also houses a disc-golf course, an archery range and a nature center with exhibits demonstrating local wildlife. The park is also home to a beautiful, seasonally-open butterfly garden, as well as the Meeman Museum and Nature Center, a tribute to conservationist Edward J. Meeman.
Bring your own equipment or rent everything you need at the clubhouse and pro-shop. The park has six themed playing areas that you can explore for the whole day. Participants must be 10 years old or older. If you are on your own, staff will team you up in open groups, based on skill level and experience. Capture your opponent's flag and defend your own in the jungle, village, or Wild West playing fields. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended, as well as goggles.