10. Mud Island River Park
This is fun for all the family and a must do while you’re visiting this lovely city! Mud Island is a small peninsula surrounded by the mighty Mississippi River, with Wolf River Harbor lying to the east of it. Wolf River was diverted in 1960 and now flows into the Mississippi, with River Park being created in 1982. Easily accessible by foot via its pedestrian bridge that connects the island with the Civic Center Plaza, the island also has an amphitheatre for outdoor concerts and is home to a museum dedicated to the Mississippi River. This is a really super site for everyone – especially on a hot day! – with the river to cool off in, and offering other enjoyable options like pedal boats, walking and biking trails to enjoy. And if you’re not in the mood to rent a pedal boat, the gift shop nearby sells toy boats the kids can then float along the river!