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Address: Off Highway 61, Across from Paul Battle Arena, Tunica, MS
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+1 662-363-6631
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This museum examines life in Tunica before the casinos arrived.

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Surprise! Way better than expected.

Delightful little museum and very helpful staff (volunteers?). Could use some help updating displays, but for this "old" couple, it was fine. The biggest "perk" was the staff's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tundra223
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful little museum and very helpful staff (volunteers?). Could use some help updating displays, but for this "old" couple, it was fine. The biggest "perk" was the staff's suggestion we have lunch or supper at the Blue & White Cafe.

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1 Thank tundra223
Tunica, Mississippi
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will take you back in time and is well worth going through. If you know little of the South and primarily the Delta of Mississippi,you must for sure stop and visit!

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1 Thank C8932RKcarolync
Trion, Georgia
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128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I needed a break from the casino when the funds got low. So I went toward Tunica and got some lunch then happened upon this little gem. It's bigger than it looks and they pack a lot in. It was very interesting.

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1 Thank OleTravellinJacky
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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474 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Called in on our way from memphis to clarkesdale. Spent about 40 mins wandering around - could easily spend much longer looking at the exhibits in more detail. Easy to park outside - museum all on one floor. Purpose built. This is somewhere where you feel local people are proud of their heritage and have acquired lots of artefacts to... More 

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1 Thank Jinny232
Sydney, Australia
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4,820 reviews
1,749 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,783 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

An illustration that there is more to some towns than the obvious, may be a casino town to most people today but it actually had an interesting history that is not seen today.

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1 Thank RonWamberal
Trinity
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The museum was top rate. We were given a presentation of how life was before the Casino's.They have very interesting artifacts of various items. We were allowed to tour at our own pace , very relaxed and informative.

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1 Thank Sharron C
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Worth a stop. Lots of information regarding the Blues Trail through Mississipi, friendly staffers who can answer most of our questions or point us in the right direction. Interesting keepsakes for purchase.

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Thank T C
Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I now know more about cotton than I need to know. I have seen bales of cotton, Donkey drawn carts of cotton, a video of how cotton was the #1 source of revenue here in Mississippi and everything related to the production of cotton. Enough! It is an informative adventure and good learning experience to learn about what used to... More 

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Thank MizPretty621
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

A somewhat disorganized mish-mash of artifacts that looks like they were moved from a small, underfunded site into a casino funded new building. Needs a professional curator to add context to the wide assortment of things.

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1 Thank Bluebulletguy
Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

We just stopped by as we were driving past. Two hours needed to see all. It is free, donations are necessary as no group helps them.

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