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“Little Gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jimmy Rodgers Museum

Jimmy Rodgers Museum
1725 Jimmy Rodgers Drive, Meridian, MS
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Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Meridian
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Little Gem”
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.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Only place with history that is safe to see”
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

Visited May 2013
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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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ft worth
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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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Meridian
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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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