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B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

400 Second St, Indianola, MS 38751-2004
662-887-9539
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Indianola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This museum (obviously) focuses on BB King but is also about so much more. Through King's story the museum imparts a wealth of difficult/fascinating information about life for the black community in the Jim Crowe south--and beyond. Great videos and multi-media displays too! We spent two hours here and would highly recommend this museum to anyone coming to the area.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Really well presented history of the great man. Laid out in chronological order so it's like a journey through his life.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are a fan of the Blues, this is a must stop. We spent just over an hour exploring the museum. You can go through at your own pace, and there are lots of places to sit down and watch parts of the documentary. One of our favorite stops on the Blues trail was the BB King Museum.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I am so happy I went to the B.B. King Museum when I was in MS. I decided to venture there before I went to Clarksdale, MS, for the Juke Joint Festival. It was about an hour away from Clarksdale, 2 1/2 hrs from Memphis. The museum is gorgeous! When I was there, only myself and three other people were... More

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phoenix
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Very impressed with this museum-excellent set of exhibits. Many museums are no better than 7th grade science projects-just picture displays, simplistic texts, etc. This is a museum with well done interpretative texts, videos, interactive displays-Well worth a 2 hour visit. Museum also has WIFI access.

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Vancouver, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Not only much info on mr.king but also insight into the delta region. The museum is set up in a timeline format and your free to move through it at your leisure.

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Whittier, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a pretty good little museum. It describes the life of BB King. But it also deals with the social issues he faced growing up in rural Mississippi before and during the civil rights campaign. It did a pretty good job with both goals. In fact it exceeded my expectations. Plan to spend at least an hour to probably... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were VERY impressed with this museum. The interpretation, the collection, the physical structure all were very well done. We stopped before heading to the blues festival in Clarksdale and just had no idea of the local history of BB King in that location. The interpretative video was really very well done and its use throughout the exhibit was top... More

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central wisc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We stopped here on a whim after leaving Memphis and Clarksdale, MS where we had toured other blues musuems and attractions including Graceland and we thought, why not check this out as it was on our route. Good move! It's very nicely done and there's good exhibits and even interactive guitars,etc. Unfortunately, we didn't have too much time to spend... More

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Wading River, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This museum was a planned stop on our trip. It was much more than I expected. I learned so much about the history of the delta. This information combined with all of the musical history of BB and the region was awesome! The museum itself was beautiful.

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