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B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

Address: 400 Second St, Indianola, MS 38751-2004
Phone Number: 662-887-9539
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Indianola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Lichfield
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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35 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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Los Gatos
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29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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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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