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Greenville Airbase Museum - From WWII to the Cold War, Greenville did its part to train the airmen and women who would defend our freedom. This museum tells their story. There is a magnificent history of the base, dating back to World War II when the Greenville Army Flying School was established.

World Catfish Festival - Features hand crafted exhibits by State artisans and members of the renowned Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild. The exhibits include paper relief, metals, wood carvings and ceramics. An entertaining video presentation shows the complete story of the catfish from fingerling to frying pan.

Delta Blues Museum - Dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.

Birthplace of Kermit The Frog Exhibit - Commemorates the Delta boyhood of Jim Henson, creator of the Sesame Street characters and his delightful Muppets. Kermit the Frog is displayed along with other Henson memorabilia.

Dockery Farms - Formerly a home base for a family of Blues musicians and is unmatched in significance. The founder and father of this group was the Blues pioneer, Charlie Patton. Patton's style had a major influence on the music of Kid Bailey, Dick Bankston, Willie Brown, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, and many others.

Clarksdale Station Depot - This renovated passenger train depot now houses the Dutch Oven pastry, pie and cake bakery and sandwich/soup shop. The Dutch Oven, Mennonite Bakery & Sandwich Shop, combines with speciality shopping to make this a one-of-a-kind attraction in a town known for its contribution to America's only original music, the Blues. Tour the historic passenger depot, built in the 1920s.

Museum of the Mississippi Delta - About so much more than cotton. Mississippi artwork combines with history - local, military, and agricultural - along with an immense collection of Native American artifacts to create a museum that has something for everyone to enjoy.

Tunica Riverpark & Museum - Overlooking the Mississippi River from a harbor on the eastern bank, the museum features informative exhibits, two stories of history including an observation deck and aquariums with native aquatic life. The park also includes a 130-acre riverside forest with walking trails.

Winterville Mounds and Museum - The site of a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. The mounds, part of the Winterville society's religious system, were the site of sacred structures and ceremonies.

B.B. King Museum - From the cotton fields, street corners and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music - the blues. Considered by many to be the only truly indigenous American music, this form that has influenced musicians worldwide is deeply rooted in Delta soil. And so is the man who helped spread the blues as its foremost ambassador... Riley B.B. King.

Highway 61 Blues Museum - In the heyday of the blues, over 150 bluesmen lived within a 100-mile radius of Leland. This museum chronicles the story of the Delta Blues and the musicians who helped make it famous, including memorabilia from Little Milton, B.B. King, James "Son" Thomas, Bougaloo Ames, Eddie Cusic, and many others.

Tunica Queen Riverboat - Cruise the mighty Mississippi aboard an authentic riverboat sailing from the spectacular new Tunica RiverPark in the Tunica Casino Resorts area!

Old Number One Firehouse Museum - A cotton-factoring office which became a firehouse in 1931. Hands-on displays, children's dress-up area and rare antique firehouse equipment.