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The Delta Blues Museum

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Address: 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone Number: 662-627-6820
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Description: Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad...
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.
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It was very informative! Loved the music playing while in there. Don't rush through it as you will miss something.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Royal, Arkansas
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Royal, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was very informative! Loved the music playing while in there. Don't rush through it as you will miss something.

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Gainesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

lots to see, well laid out. loved the guitars and the outfits of local and national performers. staff was friendly and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had been to the BB King Museum in Indianola the day before, so there was an overlap in content... plus the Delta Blues Museum... is just a little lesser in just about every category. BUT... that doesn't mean that this museum shouldn't be on your tour list. Lots of photos and lots of info about how the blues developed... More 

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New Orleans, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very informative museum. Worth the time to visit and learn about the history of the blues. There is a gift shop on site.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Although not a big museum it fits the town and has the right connections to the history of the blues. Good video on Muddy Waters and lots of little information on many artists. I particularly Inked the piece on Robert Johson as well as Ike Turner with his recording of rocket 88 which is credited as being the first rock... More 

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Luang Prabang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great little museum, very informative with a lot of great exhibitions and movies to watch. The new Muddy Waters room looks amazing. They have spent a lot of time and money in this museum to do the Delta blues justice and deserve your visit when around. Very friendly staff who are very knowledgeable about the place and can explain the... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A 'good' museum and gift shop - not over the top however definitely worth taking the time to see the legends of Blues photos and more current artists too.

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Almeria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We love the Blues but don't really know so very much about it. This place tells you lots of real info. It's very well put together and there's a super little shop too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A lot of information, maybe a bit scattered - could be organized a bit better, good collection of items and facts. Learned a lot about blues, its legends and heroes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is an excellent facility with some great artifacts (like Muddy Waters' cabin) - but it needs a bit more investment. The displays are informative but a bit random. There's no organizing theme. For example, it could show more about the life these early blues artists lived when not performing. And what about the impact of Alan Lomax?

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