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B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

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Address: 400 Second St, Indianola, MS 38751-2004
Phone Number: 662-887-9539
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One of the best museums I've been to

When I went to this museum, I was not (and am still not) into blues music. And I didn't know anything about BB King or the Delta. But this museum is so good that I came out amazed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

When I went to this museum, I was not (and am still not) into blues music. And I didn't know anything about BB King or the Delta. But this museum is so good that I came out amazed and enthralled, having learned a ton about the evolution of music, Delta life, BB's life and a whole era of history. The... More 

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Pearl, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Don't let the outside grounds fool you, the museum is larger on the inside than it appears and is filled with great history regarding its namesake and southern living as he experienced it from birth to adulthood. After taking several photos outside we were greeted by friendly staff who informed us where to start the tour and not to hesitate... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Whether or not you're into blues, or perhaps not even heard of BB, you must visit this museum. With a wealth of exhibits about him and other musicians, and explanations of life in the south, you will learn the background to blues, and the hardships endured by African Americans. Even though a fan of blues for 50 years, I still... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was a great way to appreciate some of the culture in Mississippi. It was great to see the history of the delta region. His story is very inspiring and his music is great!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Worth visiting , plenty of items, instruments, costumes and facts about the great statesman himself and the people in his life.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Although not a Blues and BB King fan, we stopped by here to visit his museum. We spent an hour here and found the exhibition to be well thought out and interesting with a huge amount of exhibits. Fan or not, it is worth a visit to learn about the life of this great blues singer....

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our knowledgable friend and Blues tour guide described the B.B. King Museum as one of the best museums she had even been to, and I have to agree. Allow several hours for this visit, and make a special trip to Indianola to go there. You won't be sorry. My three teenage sons learned a great deal. Fantastic displays, many of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a place to go. There are a lot of information and history about blues music and great musicians like BB king.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

BB King's Museum tells you about his life and music--and so much more. It gives a comprehensive view of the music, its origins and evolution. It places this music and his life in a social context that tells it like it was for Black musicians in the South and beyond. It also makes it clear that making a living on... More 

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Decatur, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I knew nothing about BB King. I took a tour, and was pleasantly suprised. I learned so much about this man/musician. 15.00 which at first I thought was to steep but in the end was well worth it. Part of the building is the 100 yo cotton gin he worked in. Then you get a short film about B B... More 

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