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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 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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central wisc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on a whim after leaving Memphis and Clarksdale, MS where we had toured other blues musuems and attractions including Graceland and we thought, why not check this out as it was on our route. Good move! It's very nicely done and there's good exhibits and even interactive guitars,etc. Unfortunately, we didn't have too much time to spend... More

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Wading River, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This museum was a planned stop on our trip. It was much more than I expected. I learned so much about the history of the delta. This information combined with all of the musical history of BB and the region was awesome! The museum itself was beautiful.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The museum has really captured the essence of what delta blues music is all about- easy to maneuver around AND then after you finish there drive into Leland, MS on Hwy. (20 mins.) and visit the Hwy. 61 Blues Museum ($5 fee), a little rough around the edges but lots of good information about the local talent AND then have... More

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Moulton, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It was worth the stop I suppose. It was $12 each for the two of us, which I thought was a tad high but the museum is in a very nice building so I would imagine there is a lot of overhead....anyway it tells a lot about BB King's life from birth to stardom. I wasn't a big fan of... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This excellent museum is steeped in the history of the blues in the Delta and especially on the life of B.B. King, who grew up around Indianola and got his start singing and playing on a street corner there. The museum has exhibits on the life of B.B. King as well as the larger social issues that helped meld the... More

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Greenville, Mississippi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It's been a while since we visited, but can't wait to go back. This is a jewel in the middle of the Mississippi Delta. A world-class museum. Don't love the blues? - you will after you visit this place. It's laid out beautifully, staff is great. Has a sweet little "event center" for hosting wedding receptions, parties, etc. Genuine. Come... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Visiting the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center proved to be the high point of our day in the Mississippi Delta. This is an exceptionally well done museum devoted to the life of B. B. King. This museum rivals the Smithsonian Institution in the manner in which it is laid out. The staff are friendly and helpful. The... More

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United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We stopped off on our Blues trip and it was well worth a visit. The museum was very insightful, not only to BB Kings' life but also life in the South.

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you love R & B and don't feel "The Thrill Is Gone"..stop here and enjoy the great infomovie and museum of this Renowned International performer. Loved, loved, loved it!

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Morganton, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were traveling home from TX and routed ourselves through MS because we wanted to visit this museum. What an excellent tribute to a very talented man but also a very generous one. He never forgets his roots as evidenced but his many returns to the area for free concerts for his fans. The museum is very well done with... More

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