Adventure River

Adventure River was a water park located in Memphis, Tennessee. It opened in 1985 and closed in 1998.

Adventure River
LocationMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Previous namesWild Water & Wheels
Operating seasonMemorial Day to Labor Day
Water slides12 water slides


The park included a beach, a wave pool, concession stands, and several water slides. The most well known slide was named Geronimo. It featured live music concerts, including many local musicians and "Dive in movies", which patrons could watch from the wave pool. Other attractions included several small rides in a kiddie area.[1]


It was open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend each year.[1]


The park, which had become "Wild Water and Wheels" in its later years with the addition of go-carts, closed in September 1998 due to decreasing attendance, rising insurance costs, and the rise in property value in the area.[1]


Much of the land formerly housing the park is now used as an industrial park which houses regional offices for Johnson Controls, Terminix, Burger King, and Trugreen among others.[2]


Adventure River was located in Memphis, Tennessee. It was near Whitten Road and on the north side of Interstate 40.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Adventure River". The Mall of Memphis. Archived from the original on 22 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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Coordinates: 35°10′48″N 89°49′56″W / 35.18000°N 89.83222°W / 35.18000; -89.83222