Adventure River


Adventure River

Infobox Water park
name = Adventure River


caption =
location = Memphis
location2 = Tennessee
location3 = United States flagicon|USA
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address =
phone_numbers =
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owner = Seneca nation
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opening_date = 1981
closing_date = 1998
previous_names = Wild Water & Wheels
season = Memorial Day to Labor Day
area =
pools =
slides = 12
slogan =

Adventure River was a water park located in Memphis, Tennessee, on the north side of Interstate 40, near Whitten Road. It opened in 1981 and closed in 1998.

Adventure River included a beach, a wave pool, concession stands, and several water slides. The most well known slide was named Geronimo. The park featured live music concerts, including many local musicians and "Dive in movies", which patrons could watch from the wave pool.

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

Other attractions included several small rides in a kiddie area.

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

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. [http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/2003/08/11/story7.html]

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