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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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Wonderful small museum

My husband, 12 yr old daughter, 8 yr old son and 88 yr old grandmother loved this museum. Very nicely put together, clean, friendly staff. Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband, 12 yr old daughter, 8 yr old son and 88 yr old grandmother loved this museum. Very nicely put together, clean, friendly staff. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, which is partly located in a historic brick cotton gin where King used to work, was one of the best museums of our three week music tour of Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. The museum not only tells King’s life story but also the history of the Delta, including cotton plantations, race relations,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is great. The town isn't flashy its home in the delta I was raised a few miles from Indianola and to have this museum in this town is awesome and now to have bb king buried there is awesome I gained so much respect for him for the museum and now his wish to be buried there.this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was our last stop on our Delta Blues Pilgrimage. And we saved the best for last. A beautiful building and museum. A part of the museum is a cotton gin where BB used to work. Mr. King had just passed when we visited making it an even more moving experience. The exhibits progress through his childhood up to present... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I have always loved BB King's music. And after touring the Museum, I have a more profound Respect for the person he is. Awesome museum. The museum shows an in dept history of the life and struggle of this great person. It also gives an educating history of Indianola and the Mississippi Delta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I agree with the other enthusiastic reviewers here. Not only is this an excellent chronicle of B.B. King and his music, but also a great overall history of the Delta blues. Well-designed exhibits and general layout. With all the fabulous music piped in, I think I just sort of danced my way through the entire museum. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Such an interesting man, and such an interesting life! We drove a little out of our way to go, but it was worth it. Wonderful video with footage of BB himself and a portrayal of his life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In the hear of the Delta, the BB King Museum gives a terrific overview of his life but also puts it into the context of the story of the Blues and America in the twentieth century. One of the best museums we have been to. It has a really good combination of artefacts, pictures and technology and provides excellent level... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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