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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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Los Gatos
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Drove about 4 hours up from New Orleans to the quiet little Mississippi town of Indianola. The museum presents the life story of BB King which is so inspiring. Also highlights some of the lesser known musicians from the Delta. Well worth the time spent on our way to Clarksdale.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This museum is a must-visit if you're anywhere near Indianola. I wouldn't say I was a 'huge' fan of BB King, and my parents who visited here with my wife and I didn't really know of him at all. However, don't let that put you off visiting as it's more that 'just' BB King, giving a fascinating overview of life... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised about the history of BB King and the MS delta shared at this museum. Totally exceeded our expectations! We spent about an hour there, but could have stayed longer. The videos are well done, and there is an interesting collection of artifacts. Even if you are not a huge fan of the blues, you will... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

If you are interested in the blues, and BB King himself this is a must visit place. The layout of the museum is a series of rooms telling the story of the delta and the blues through the life story of BB King with both static, well presented, content and high definition large screen video clips. In the clips BB,... More

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Woodbury, NJ
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5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I enjoyed this museum more than the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. The focus is on BB King of course, but offers so much more. Wonderful videos and interactive displays. We spent over 2 hours there. Well worth the trip to Indianola.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The museum gives a good overview over B.B. King's life and does it in an informative and interesting way. I especially liked the interactive tool where you can see how later rock musicians have been influenced by former blues artists. Same songs, different interpretation. Would recommend visiting this museum.

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've been a fan of BB for decades and finally got a chance to stop in his hometown and tour the museum established in his honor. Being very familiar with his career the visit still filled lots of holes in my knowledge of the Blues Boy.

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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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21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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