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Gateway To The Blues Visitor Center & Museum

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Neat exhibits, friendly staff but $25 for entry for three people for a very small museum

The exhibits are really neat at this museum we just happened upon. Play the diddley bow, it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Krista P
Portage, Michigan
Wonderful Museum!

We have been here twice and it just keeps getting better. A must see! SUPER friendly staff. Both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This former train depot is truly a very unique visitor center that introduce the richness of the blues in the Mississippi delta. Since I often travel this direction, just admired the center,but never stop. However on route to tour with relatives, made the stop. I...More

5  Thank airlink9972
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I expected much more for the Gateway to the blues visitor Museum. In fact I must have completely overlooked the museum portion for I saw nothing but cheap tourist trinkets normally available in every store on Beale Street. I expected to have at the very...More

2  Thank Leo A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibits are really neat at this museum we just happened upon. Play the diddley bow, it was really cool to do! We did think it was a bit pricey to get in for the size of the museum, though.

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here twice and it just keeps getting better. A must see! SUPER friendly staff. Both the museum and gift shop are wonderful!

Thank April2171
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gateway to the Blues is an unexpected surprise. It is old and shabby on the outside but filled with Blues information on the inside. There is a museum and interactive activities. There is also a small gift shop. It should not be missed.

Thank marcar154
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very simply, start any tour here. The museum has interactive exhibits, as well as the usual guitars and other memorabilia that others offer The big difference is that this museum explains the the significance. Nowhere else will you find the one stringed diddly bow with...More

1  Thank redneckersson5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum, lots of interactive stuff to see and do, lots of artifacts left there by musicians and even the option to record your own blues song. Good place for blues lovers and also a good place to learn a lot more about it.

Thank Ayllas D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many blues museums in Mississippi but this is one of the better ones. It's a convenient pit stop when you drive from Memphis south to Clarksdale and although I am a repeat visitor, I find it reinvigorates my interest in the region and...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great people working at this place. what a refershing tourist place to visit welcoming you 2 the state. Here you can get maps of the Blues Trail

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Small building. Few pamphlets you can get free. Museum cost $10 so we didn’t go in. Friendly staff. Only takes a few minutes out of your time to stop.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

In a few words you will know what and how the blues was born. Fantastic museum with lots of information and objects. The presentation is really amazing. At the entrance you will be warm welcomed. Really very good!

Thank Adriana L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This place has been updated very nicely. If you have any interest in this type of history stop in. It's worth the time.

Thank K3743QFbrianh
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kelly j
3 January 2017|
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ADMISSION: $10 Adults $5 Kids (12 & Under) MUSEUM HOURS: Summer (Mar-Oct) Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-6pm Winter (Nov-Feb) Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm Sat 10am-5pm Sun 1-5pm