Celebrate Memphis Summers Past with an Adventure River T-Shirt

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 20th 2013 115 31

Remember Adventure River?

If you're a Memphian of a certain age, it's likely you spent many a summer day sitting on the fake beach or braving the Geronimo slide at the water park.

If you don't quite remember it, Adventure River was located off of I-40 near Whitten Road and opened every Memorial Day through Labor Day from 1985 until 1998. Memphians of all ages flocked to its had water slides, a lazy river and a (slightly terrifying) wave pool.

Here's an Adventure River commercial from the late 80s: 

Local designer Josh Horton is honoring Memphis' bygone summer fun place with these super cool, retro-style Adventure River t-shirts. 

Adventure River T-shirt

They're 100 percent cotton black American Apparel t-shirts, and they're $20 each. You can order them here.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Joe Cool nods approvingly

  2. Brian says:

    Wow. I had TOTALKY forgotten that song and commercial and it all came flooding back to me.

  3. Ldub says:

    So I'm not the only one who found the wave pool terrifying? I have a scar on my foot still proving it was a scary, mean pool, but I loved that place! Totally amazing throwback shirt!

  4. Patricia says:

    I remember as Wild Water N Wheels! 

  5. Brittany says:

    How do I purchase this Tshirt?? I loved that place!! Lots of great childhood memories :)

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