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Address: 1725 Jimmy Rodgers Drive, Meridian, MS
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I have always heard about Jimmy Rogers growing up. I wanted to go to the museum. It was interesting but very costly for admission. As one stated it does seem run down. I still... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Columbus, Mississippi
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Columbus, Mississippi
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have always heard about Jimmy Rogers growing up. I wanted to go to the museum. It was interesting but very costly for admission. As one stated it does seem run down. I still enjoyed seeing the history that I had always heard about in many of the country music singers song!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We just didn't feel that this museum was worth the entrance fee. Granted that it's free for active duty military and kids, but it was very small and didn't have anything that really grabbed our attention. It also just looked run-down and poorly maintained (as did the entire park it's located in). Probably more suited for die-hard classic country fans.

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Salem, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We enjoyed the chance to visit the museum, because of the information shared with us by the guide. We also enjoyed viewing the video during our time there.

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Sawyer, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped by this museum more because we were in the area, than that we were interested in Jimmie Rodgers, but the woman who took us around was so enthusiastic and eager to share her knowledge that it spilled over and we had a great time. It's a VERY small museum, but full of Jimmie Rodgers artifacts, and it sits... More 

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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Even if you are not a country music fan you will find this museum very interesting. It explains the history of country music which pretty much started with Jimmy Rodgers. The carousel is not far away and then you can eat at Weidmann's restaurant which was wonderful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Upon entering with my husband and children ages six and eight, the lady informed my children would not be interested so I need not tour. So we didn't and saved the $20.

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I loved this place so much! Do not miss it if you are anywhere near Meridian, MS. As a singer and musician it was humbling and inspiring to learn about and see first hand the sacrifices that Jimmie Rodgers made to leave this awesome legacy of music for people to enjoy for all time. The staff couldn't have been more... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The museum is in a very bad area. We would not take the risk if going back . The area has drive by shootings. A room with some old furniture.. Not impressed.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This small museum includes many items to tell the story of this musician. Some videos of his performances can be viewed. The guide is generous with information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Jimmy Rodgers the singing brakeman museum, is the only place a tourist can safely see history of a famous person in meridian

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