Greenville, MS Tourist Attractions
Greenville (pop. 42,000) offers a variety of cultural activities, including symphony, ballet, and blues performances. The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival attracts large numbers of visitors annually. There are also museums and recreational opportunities in and around the city.
Old Number 1 Firehouse Museum
There are interesting towns and attractions in the area surrounding the town of Greenville.
Belzoni - Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum
Ethel Wright Mohamed was known as the Grandma Moses of stitchery in Mississippi. Intricate stitching on fabric was used to tell the story of her family's life. Ethel's memory pictures include her marriage and eight children. There are over 100 stitchery photos on display.
Cleveland (pop. 14,000) is located in the heart of the legendary Mississippi Delta region. The town offers a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities. Fishing and boating are popular in the regions lakes and rivers.Cleveland is also home to Delta State University, adding an artistic and cultural flare to the city.
Birthplace of Kermit the Frog Exhibit, Leland
The Kermit the Frog Exhibit is located in the in the Washington County Tourist Center in Leland. It is a tribute to Jim Henson, the creator of the Sesame Street and Muppets characters. Some original Muppets are on display.
Greenwood (pop. 18,000) is located on the Yazoo River at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta.
The Cottonlandia Museum in Greenwood features displays on the history of the cotton industry in Mississippi and the people of the Mississippi River from the pre-Columbian era to modern day.