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The Delta Blues Museum

1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-627-6820
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Clarksdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Owner description: Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot, the museum presents the history of the Blues through photos, written... more » Owner description: Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot, the museum presents the history of the Blues through photos, written word, artifacts and instruments. « less
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

So glad we took this in. Blues history so very well presented in an entertaining and interesting format. Not to be missed.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The museum in the heart of blues country. Has kept changing over the years I've visited and gives you a sense of the area.

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is fantastic if you're into the blues and blues history. Defendant on how much time you spend reading the exhibit descriptions you could be for walking around inside for 30 min or 2 hours. A wonderful collection of Blues memorabilia including the Cabin where Muddy Waters (aka,McKinley Morganfield) lived in his youth. The exhibits are nicely displayed and... More

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was not one who really listened to the Blues, but after going thru this museum if leave with a great vibe and wanting to learn more. I now have a great appreciation for the music and have now been bitten by the bug.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

First attraction I visited while in town. Great introduction to the history of the Blues and significant artists native to the area.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Its an interesting museum and hosts a good collection of Delta blues memorabilia. For the true fan, it's a must see.

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Dixons Mills AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

It was a learning experience and quite interesting. If you are into music and history, seriously add this to your bucket list.

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A really great way to start your travels through the region. Easy to go at your own pace and truly experience all of the great music from this region.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You won't miss this if you go to Clarkesdale. Not as slick as the BB King Museum in Indianola, but that's a good thing. Besides the usual homage to the greats, the Delta Museum recognizes many lesser known blues musicians, like local Josh "Razorblade" Stewart (who we met at the gas station) and a guy who's name I forgot, but... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are visiting Clarksdale it is most likely for the blues history so this museum is a must. Nice new Muddy Waters exhibit. Lots of interesting history. Would suggest following this up with the Blues and Rock museum.

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