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Gateway To The Blues Visitor Center & Museum

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Address: Highway 61, Tunica, MS
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Very friendly!!!

Stopped in on our way into Tunica. Didn't take time to go into the museum. The OLD building very interesting. Staff was super friendly and definitely helped & answered our... read more

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57 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way into Tunica. Didn't take time to go into the museum. The OLD building very interesting. Staff was super friendly and definitely helped & answered our questions!!!!

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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

The building is free to enter and there's lots of useful information to be had as well as some interesting nick-nacks. The museum is $10 per person, we didn't go in so I can't comment. Either way the visitors centre is a good short stop to do.

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Thank Steve M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 25, 2017

The people were knowledgeable of music and the area. The museum is a must see. You can see everything from past. People that made history. You are more than welcome to take pictures. After that head to Clarksdale, Ms. More Blues history.

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Thank Ron P
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I've been by the Museum several times while visiting nearby casinos but never stopped. Had some time to kill before checking in to the hotel so decided to visit. The museum entrance is an old train depot (you'll notice the train tracks in front) and then a whole new addition contains the museum. There is an opportunity to create your... More 

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Thank AClarke625
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed November 16, 2016

It's a very nice visitor center, have a lot of things to see, they are extremely friendly and have a lot of information of surrounding places. Even had some cotton plants to see and feel which I really liked, gave information on growning, and gave you one to take. The whole place was nice, clean and interesting.

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Thank Sherry S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We stopped here as our first stop driving south from the Memphis airport, hoping to get general information about the area and the Blues Route. As other recent reviewers have noted, this is actually a small souvenir/gift shop with limited visitor information and an attached museum which charges a substantial entrance fee. As we were looking for information about the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 433 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

On our way to the Hollywood Cafe, stopped at the visitor center / took a quick walk-around but did not enter the museum section ($10 per person!). I actually was looking for a sticker for my car window (of the Blues Highway logo), but that turned out to be the only thing that this souvenir shop does NOT have.

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Thank rollngstone
BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This so called visitor center is a front for a museum that there is a hefty charge for a little place.This is not a good way to start your journey into Mississippi.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with no expectations. Wow. What a very pleasant surprise. The museum is small, but bigger than it appears. Very nice exhibits, but you need to watch each video to make the most of the visit. Our favorite spot was the recording booth. So much fun to hear our blues original. Admission included a fun sticker keepsake. Visitor... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

This is a very nice visitor center. They have it fixed up so pretty, every one should stop and see. Very clean also!

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