The Best Things to Do in the Mississippi Delta
If you ever fancy traveling to a new tourist destination this year, you should take a trip to Mississippi Delta. Otherwise known as Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, this lovely city is located between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. Regarded as the most southern place on earth due to its racial history, Mississippi Delta is a hotspot for tourists.
If you’re wondering the various activities you’d be engaged in when you do visit, know that it is not in short supply. Here are some of the best things to do when you visit the Mississippi Delta.
Visit the Shack Up Inn.
Located a couple of miles south of downtown Clarksdale, Shack Up Inn is a must-stop for travelers and tourists alike. This lovely place consists of a dozen of former sharecropper shacks and cottages (which were once grain bins) and a traditional bar. Surrounded by soybeans and cotton fields, you’re bound to have a swell time there.
Traditions and cultures of old machinery are infused with modern appliances in the motels at Shack Up Inn.
See the Winterville Mounds Archeological Site and Museum.
The Winterville Mounds Archeological Site and Museum is sited to learn all about the story and history behind the people who originally lived in the Mississippi Delta, long before the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes.
They were the people who built the mounds for which the museum was named. Admission to this place is totally free. You should check it out.
Dine at the Dog’s Eat Place.
Don’t let the name fool you. The Dog’s Eat Place is a historic restaurant launched into business in 1941. Visitors are allowed to walk into the restaurant through the front kitchen, through a section of seasoned beef to the dining section at the end of the building.
You can treat yourself to a lovely plate of tamales, steaks, and boiled shrimps. You’d be glad you did.
Visit the Jim Henson Museum.
No trip to the Mississippi Delta is complete without a trip to the Jim Henson Museum. Located at Deer Creek, this amazing museum is the place where the idea of Kermit the Frog was birthed back in 1955. Established in 1991, this museum celebrates the life’s work of Jim Henson.
The museum tells the famed story of how Kermit the Frog and the creation of the Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the other Muppet friends that featured on the 1969 Children’s Television Network’s Sesame Street.
Explore the Grammy Museum Mississippi.
This spectacular edifice is regarded as the birthplace of American music. The Mississippi Delta currently records the highest Grammy winners (and even nominees) than any other state in the country.
While you’re there, you can explore the sections and see original gowns worn by Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga. You can also watch classic performances from Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, and Bruce Springsteen.
On the plus side, you can write and record a song in the Songwriter’s Studio or bump and grind on the lighted dance floor.
If you want to learn about the Civil War from a new perspective, check out Vicksburg. This historical town offers a variety of Civil War sites to explore. The Old Courthouse Museum inside Vicksburg showcases artifacts that will clue you into how the olden days were.
Go to the Highway 61 Blues Museum.
If you want to know how Blues came to be, visit the Highway 61 Blues Museum. The place is packed with visual arts, musical instruments, and exhibits that showcases and tells the story of Blues.