River Park Dr., Tunica, Mississippi
At River Park you can sit in a rocking chair and gaze out over the mighty Mississippi. Or you can board the richly appointed Tunica Queen riverboat for a cruise. But the centerpiece of Tunica River Park is an award-winning glass-and-steel museum designed to suggest a boat’s prow. Inside, four large aquariums house reptiles, catfish, gar, and more—all taken from the river and later released. Other exhibits include artifacts of the people who lived in the region during the Mississippian Period (A.D. 800–1600) and a full-scale replica of a tenant house destroyed by the great flood of 1927.
A 1.9-mile nature trail/boardwalk takes visitors through five riverbank ecosystems: cypress swamp, hardwood swamp, creek, seasonal marsh, bog meadow, and floodplain, each with a slightly different temperature and humidity.
Open daily except Christmas. Admission charged.