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B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

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Address: 400 Second St, Indianola, MS 38751-2815
Phone Number: 662-887-9539
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Great place to visit learn a lot about BBKIng. Nice museum. The tour is nice for seniors places to sit. You can have lunch at the gin next door.Lot of history about WDIA and Beale... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Karen J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit learn a lot about BBKIng. Nice museum. The tour is nice for seniors places to sit. You can have lunch at the gin next door.Lot of history about WDIA and Beale Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely cracking museum with just the right amount of memorabilia, written documentation and video footage. Very well put together and great to learn not just about BB but the Delta and the whole history of the area. Then at the end to visit his grave is very moving. A great man whose music will always be with us.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow - this is a top notch, professionally curated museum. I learned a lot and our whole family enjoyed it. BB King is of course the main focus, but there is a lot about life in the delta region, the civil rights movement, and blues music in general.

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of stuff about history of blues music. Great to seehow this is all connected. Not much about his personal live. Only some of his early years. Lots og details about blues music. The lady who works here lives across the street and opened earlier. So kind of her.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding venue! Beautifully executed tribute to BB King's life and music. We are big fans, but we learned a lot here. This should be on your list, if you like blues.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the exhibit and learning more about BB King. It was a very informative museum. Loved the interactivity of some of the exhibits. The King chair in the opening video room was a geeky fun fact for me. Well kept grounds including the grave. Recommend for any fan of the music

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great interactive and informative museum of the spectacular musician B.B. King's life and the social context surrounding him and the changes of time. Highly recommend this museum!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed taking pictures of B.B. Kings tour bus and oversized guitars. The museum does charge $15.00 per person to get in. Make sure you visit the Double Quick gas station down the street for some great and cheap soul food!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The drive from Jackson to over an hour but was well worth it. This museum is more than about BB King. It documents his life but more importantly demonstrates the impact he had on the music scene. The museum is well done and easy to walk through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The whole purpose of our trip to Indianola was to visit this place. I didn't expect much. I just wanted to see the place that honored an amazing musician and humanitarian. I wasn't disappointed. I spent approximately 2 1/2 hours going through the museum- I took my time. At times, I was annoyed because there were several school aged children... More 

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