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Jimmy Rodgers Museum

1725 Jimmy Rodgers Drive, Meridian, MS
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Meridian
Type: Specialty Museums
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- Aug 13, 2014
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Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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225 reviews 225 reviews
54 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

To enjoy the museum, I think you'd need to be old enough to know who Jimmy Rodgers was. The times were hard and his was harder than most. He lived with steam trains and died early with TB. Suggested as the contributor of some of the early great country music. A legend and pioneer. The museum is small and somewhat... More

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ft worth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The cost of admission is $8.00 and in my opinion overpriced, however there is a senior discount that will appeal to most visitors. The museum is a hodge podge collection of letters, furniture and pictures relating to the father of country music. The only piece worthy of the admission is the man's guitar, said to be worth over a million... More

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Meridian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I just like to see history unfolds through the eyes of other's.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We spent about one hour at the Jimmy Rodgers Museum in Meridian, Ms. The docent had grown up in the City and provided lots of interesting stories about Jimmy Rodgers and the music industry of that era. It's small, but dedicated to a man that is considered to have been the father of country music. Watching the old footage of... More

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