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Address: 415 SE Deer Creek Drive, Leland, MS
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Kermit’s Birthplace

A small museum for all ages in Leland, Mississippi houses so many important memories of the great Jim Henson. The area is where he created the Kermit the Frog Muppet (originally... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's Jim Henson and Kermit! The Muppet Show and other Henson creations were some of my favorites growing up. OI guess I feel like it should be more and a bit more important, but it is in tiny Leland, MS.

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Illinois
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum for all ages in Leland, Mississippi houses so many important memories of the great Jim Henson. The area is where he created the Kermit the Frog Muppet (originally a lizard), and the museum is kind of a tribute to this happening. There are storyboards, pictures, Fraggles, a Christmas tree with Muppet ornaments (not for sale), a room... More 

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Thank IdaIllinois
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This collection of Henson puppets and memorabilia brought us back to a happy time. We loved seeing the evolution of the Muppets. It was fun to see the collection of photos and news clips about Henson and his creations. The museum had albums to look through for this. It was a fun few hours.

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Thank Ruth M
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun place to visit and buy some Muppet souvenirs. The exhibits were very informative about Jim Henson's early years. The lady that runs it is very nice and can answer all your questions. It's next to the stream were he sat and created Kermit. Extensive collection of Muppet memorabilia available for purchase.

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Thank leaf888
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this by chance on the trip advisors forums- we went from Memphis to Natchez and this was a good stop off point! The lady running it is very knowledgable. A good little museum that will give your legs a break from driving and a nice trip down memory lane

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Thank Plumpers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

It doesn't take long to walk through. But it's a beautiful space to recognize the history and success. The volunteers are very nice and knowledgeable of the area. Good for kids!

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Thank Britta C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is a small museum in a small town. It is very cute. This ais a lovely tribute to Jim Henson who moved away from the area when he was 12. The lady that runs the place is a real gem and a treasure trove of knowledge of Mr. Henson's work and life. Probably not worth a special trip, but... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

This place is very easy to miss. Just a small building with a very interesting story to tell. Loved it.

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Thank robinsp1429
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

People working here are so nice. I spent $60 while I was here and it was a blast. I'll be back for sure. Its also right next to the famous creek where Jim Henson played at, and where Kermit was created.

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Thank David H
Merced, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a cute little museum well worth the time on your travels. Not to be missed is the Christmas tree with Sesame Street character ornaments. The docent is a wealth of information and a pleasure to visit with.

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