Clarksdale Tourist Attractions
Clarksdale, home of the Delta blues, produced musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson and Howlin Wolf, mementoes of whom, and of many others, can be seen in the Delta Blues Museum.
Tunica, in the Mississippi Delta, has increasingly gained prominence as a tourist destination. Long known for gaming, the town has expanded its appeal and now draws visitors who come here to golf and enjoy local area attractions. One of the highlights is the Tunica Riverpark, where guests learn about the Mississippi River through exhibits and aquariums, or by walking along a nature trail. Tunica also hosts rodeos and horse shows at the Tunica Arena and Expo Center.If you are looking for something more relaxing it's also possible to hop on a river cruise and see some of the local area.
Rock'n Roll & Blues Heritage Museum
The exhibits in the Rock'n Roll & Blues Heritage Museum span the 1920's through to the 1970's. Clarksdale was chosen as the location for the museum as it is considered the place where the first rock n roll record was recorded in 1951. Highlights include signed photographs by many Blues musicians.
Delta Blues Museum
The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale features exhibits related to the culture and people of the blues and includes photos, instruments, written articles, and artifacts.