We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 400 Second St, Indianola, MS 38751-2004
Phone Number: 662-887-9539
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 93 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fantastic Museum dedicated to BB King's life.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Joediaz911
,
Nashville, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eastern Shore, Maryland
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
55 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maine
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, NC
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
51 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center also viewed

 

Been to B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?