Street Address
One RiverPark Drive
Robinsonville, MS 38664
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 99
Robinsonville, MS 38664
Hours
Sunday - Mondayclosed
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Admissions
Adults: $10
Seniors: $9
Children 12 and under : $5
Services
Special Event Rental
Staff
Holly Turley, Museum Docent
phone: 662-357-0050
Margaret Fletcher, Gift Shop
phone: 662-357-0050
James Dawson, Maintenance
phone: 662-357-0050
Robert Shield, Maintenance
phone: 662-357-0050
Lee )tis Ester, Maintenance
Eddie Kinnell, Maintenance

Description

The Tunica RiverPark is an interpretive center overlooking a harbor carved out of the east bank of the Mississippi River which includes: a 48 ft. high observation platform, river overlooks, four large aquariums with native aquatic life, exhibits focusing on the relationship between the Delta, its wildlife, the levee system and the economic impact of the river on the area.

The beautiful Garden Terrace and promenade walk lead to a 1.9 mile nature trail designed for minimum environmental impact nestled in 130 acres of hardwood forests. This trail follows the river over the wetland area and into the woods behind the levee. This acreage is considered a "wildlife refuge" and a variety of wildlife can be observed from the trail.

A 200 foot long covered porch faces the river and guests are enticed to relax in our rocking chairs and view barges and other river traffic.

A spacious lobby is available for events after hours and a meeting room is available during business hours. All event areas have the spectacular view of the river.

A boat launch ramp is also available for public use.

History

The Tunica RiverPark was initiated by a study group to determine what would be best to build in the county that would offer our visitors an alternative to gaming. Since we have the river, the decision was made to build a one of a kind museum for guests to have a total "Mississippi River experience".
Construction began in 2001 and was completed in 2003.
The Tunica RiverPark officially opened November 19, 2003 and has received over 150,000 visitors to date.

Artifacts Collections

Nearly 300 artifacts are displayed in the museum that help tell the stories of the Native Americans, soldiers, settlers, slaves, tenant farmers and riverboat workers in the Delta and along the river. The "living artifacts" in our aquariums include: catfish, buffalo, sunfish and many other species of fish along with alligators and several species of turtles and snakes. Interactive sections of the exhibition area include a dark conical chamber that will give those inside the impression of being in a diving bell submerged in the Mississippi.

Publications

Tunica County issues an Annual Report that includes statistics on the RiverPark, published in May every year. The Tunica County monthly e-newsletter is distributed to over 200,000 subscribers. The RiverPark e-newsletter is sent out quarterly. In media relations during 2006, the Tunica RiverPark averaged more than 200 event listings, articles, and advertorials, including cover stories.

  • Annual Report
  • E-Newsletter
  • Misc. Media Relations

ADA

Restrooms

Services

The Nature Trail and Gift Shop are free to the public.

Special Event Rental