Adventure River

Coordinates: 35°10′48″N 89°49′56″W / 35.18000°N 89.83222°W / 35.18000; -89.83222
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Adventure River
LocationMemphis, Tennessee, United States
Coordinates35°10′48″N 89°49′56″W / 35.18000°N 89.83222°W / 35.18000; -89.83222
OwnerWWW Park Inc.[1]
Previous namesWild Water & Wheels
Operating seasonMemorial Day to Labor Day
PoolsA single pool
Water slides12 water slides

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


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.[2]


It was open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend each year.[2]


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.[2]


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.[3]


Adventure River was located in Memphis, Tennessee. It was located just northeast of the I-40 and Whitten Road junction.[2]


  1. ^ Murley, Jennifer (October 16, 2001). "Real Focus". The Daily News. Memphis, Tennessee. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d "Adventure River". The Mall of Memphis. Archived from the original on December 22, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2012.
  3. ^ Miller Morton, Kate (August 10, 2003). "Appling Farms plans four service center buildings". Memphis Business Journal. Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved July 16, 2021.