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Tom Lee Park

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Address: Riverside Drive, Memphis, TN 38103
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We came to see the Tom Lee statue!

On a nice day, there are splendid views across the river, nice paths and serenity abounds. But we came because I had read about the statue in memorial to Tom Lee (park named after... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fullerton, Ca, USA
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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a nice day, there are splendid views across the river, nice paths and serenity abounds. But we came because I had read about the statue in memorial to Tom Lee (park named after him - he had rescued a number of people when a steamboat capsized near this spot) - and in a recent flooding episode of the Mississippi... More 

Thank JackR46
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tom Lee Park just like Beale Street has gone down in the number of years. All the shootings and fights make it hard for us to enjoy time with our families in the summer. But without all that its a wonderful nice relaxing place. You can go there to exercise or site see

Thank Cenora R
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it the only thing I would say is they should put the more experienced or more thrill seeking people in the front. the no passing rule on that open area was not as fun as it should have been because of the slower driving couple in front of us.. all in all the ride was an excellent experience... More 

Thank amanda p
Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this park. It's right in the middle of town, but you don't feel like it. There's plenty of paved and unpaved walking trails and places to explore. The playground is great too. I bring my daughter here all the time.

Thank George P
Wilmette Illinois
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to just unwind. Close to all activities downtown bring own water and snacks Nice views of bridges and riverboats Some benches to sit and relax

Thank Mark W
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited this park.. There were no restrooms. While the ambience was serene, because of the bridge and the M river bank, you could say that the place has 'potential'. It was mostly barren but since it ran right by the river, one can get easily distracted by the river and forget about the rest of the space... lack of restrooms... More 

Thank Bob R
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Big park on the banks of the Mississippi River. Great place to picnic and watch the river. Bring a patio umbrella for shade as there are few trees. Great views of downtown and the 2 Miss. River bridges.

Thank Mike E
Suffolk, Virginia
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The story behind this park is amazing and shows human the possibilities of extending yourself. Nice stop on a tour

Thank Chelle3003
Festus, Missouri
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I would recommend this park if you would like to enjoy walking by the Mississippi River or just sitting and looking at the view. There isn't much to do otherwise but just a great place to relax and enjoy the weather especially if it is a warm day.

Thank jdck
Memphis, Tennessee
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Although there really isn't a lot to do here, this is a great place to watch the sunset over the Mississippi River.

Thank susanalcauskas

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