The Gateway to the Blues Museum

The Gateway to the Blues Museum is one of the first places you see traveling south after you enter Tunica county, Mississippi.  This museum is housed in an old depot that once stood in the southern part of the county at Dundee.  Although the outside looks old and rugged the inside is very modern. One of the most modern museums in the delta.  When gambling came to Tunica County, money came with it and leaders decided to build something to honor the blues.  Blues history runs deep in Tunica County and the Mississippi Delta.

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There is a large gift shop when you first walk in the doors along with an information center.  The staff are extremely nice and helpful.  Visitors then enter the museum section after paying an entry fee of $10 which is the same as the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.  Once inside every aspect of blues music is looked into.

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There is even a booth where you can work on recording your own blues song.  I loved this.  Several hands on exhibits can be found throughout the building.

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I really loved the modern aspect of the Gateway to the Blues Museum.  It covers all the main artists including Robert Johnson and many others.  This is a great place to begin your blues journey down Highway 61.

13625 US-61, Robinsonville, MS 38664

Make sure to check them out at the following website:

http://www.tunicatravel.com

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