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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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Great museum

Museum was very educational about BB King's life. I would recommend. The staff was very helpful. It is across the street from the Blue Biscuit restaurant which is a great place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Museum was very educational about BB King's life. I would recommend. The staff was very helpful. It is across the street from the Blue Biscuit restaurant which is a great place to eat.

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST... whether you're interested in music or southern history. First, you'll see how BB King developed his legend. But... it's through the culture of the South in general and the Delta specifically. Lots of real life photos that document the Blues and the Civil Rights movement. Lots of videos that tell the stories of the Delta. Finally,... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We are on the American Queen and this was a first time excursion for them and we were lucky enough to be in the first group. The nice thing about this museum is it covers one topic, BB King, and after you complete it you realize what an extraordinary person he is. Through videos and written displays It takes you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a nice look at the racial difficulties of the 60's and how music was integral to the times. Good history of the man as well

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

The BEST museum of this type I have ever visited. Please do not short change yourself on the amount of time spent...two hours minimum would be my suggestion. The organization and depth and overall quality of the BB King Museum is most impressive to say the least. The gift shop is also of high caliber and many music selections along... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was a very interesting visit and if it wasn't part of our coach tour I may not of visited. Very interesting telling the story of how the blues were formed and how life was living and working in the Delta. There are lots of exhibits to look at and a short film to watch as well. It was interactive... More 

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Lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

On a recent tour of the Southern States we made a detour to visit this museum, and were thoroughly pleased we had. We came away having learnt much more about BB of course, but also lots about the Delta area as well. The museum is bright and airy and very well presented. Allow about two hours for your visit.

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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Seemed to be more about Delta life and origin of blues than BB King's life. A lot of money was spend on this museum so the staff should be more friendly and informative. We felt like it was give us your money and go look. At other museums on the Blues Trail we go a much better reception.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited on BB's 89th birthday, but sadly he wasn't there! This is a really excellent museum. It starts with an informative film, then you move through a spacious exhibition of multimedia presentations. Very informative about life in the Delta, the origins of the blues, and of course the great man himself. Lots of opportunities to have a break and... More 

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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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