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“The Singing Brakeman” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jimmy Rodgers Museum

Jimmy Rodgers Museum
1725 Jimmy Rodgers Drive, Meridian, MS
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Meridian
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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“The Singing Brakeman”
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 hard to find. It's array of memorbilia is somewhat disjointed but a very good snapshot of the man.

Visited November 2011
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“Better things to do”
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 dollars. The real jewel of the city, not even mentioned on things to do is the Dentzel carousel located across the park from the Jimmy Rogers Museum. Go, ask for a tour with Brandon!

Visited July 2012
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“Enjoyable”
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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“A Pleasant Journey down Country Music History”
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 his performances are very interesting. From rock, to blues, to yodeling, Jimmy Rodgers holds an important role in American Music.

Visited June 2011
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