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Tom Lee Park, Memphis

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Tom Lee Park is a city park located to the immediate west of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, overlooking the Mississippi River. Encompassing about 30 acres (12 ha) parallel to the Mississippi River for about one mile (1.6 km), it offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the shores of Arkansas on the opposite side. The park is named after Tom Lee, an African-American riverworker, who saved the lives of 32 passengers of the sinking steamboat M.E. Norman in 1925.
Tom Lee Park is a popular location for walkers, joggers, roller bladers and cyclists, and hosts one event per year, the Beale Street Music Festival that kicks off Memphis in May.

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  • We explored Tom Lee Park while in town for Memphis in May. The park itself had beautiful views of the Mississippi but the workout equipment along the shoreline looked a bit outdated and rundown. Took....  more
    We explored Tom Lee Park while in town for Memphis in May. The park itself had beautiful views of the Mississippi but the workout equipment along the shoreline looked a bit outdated and rundown. Took....  more »
  • Tom Lee Park has a great view of the Mississippi River as it is centrally located between the two bridges spanning across the river into downtown. A great green space, fun for the whole family. Not... 
    Tom Lee Park has a great view of the Mississippi River as it is centrally located between the two bridges spanning across the river into downtown. A great green space, fun for the whole family. Not...  more »
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  • Awesome place .went for Memphis in May.. wish it had more seating.some of the food stands were expensive and so was the alcohol. worth the wild though some stands would give out free shots. bring germ x ( portapotties) plus keep your money safe on you. I didn't experience anything bad , everyone was friendly and just having loads of fun
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