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“Forgotten America”
Review of Mississippi Delta

Mississippi Delta
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Greenville
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Owner description: Region (Tunica, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Greenville, Indianola, Greenwood, Yazoo County) located at the mouth of the Mississippi River that is characterized by mangrove swamps, subtropical vegetation and animal life.
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I have always had mixed feelings about this part of the south. I was born and raised in West TN, which is essentially an extension of the Mississippi Delta, culturally and geographically. The area around Greenville, some 150 miles south of where I was raised, is the heart of the Delta and is flat farmland in nearly every direction. Often depressing, impoverished and yet an area of importance to our nation's history, there's not much there.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Scenery is field, after field of unknown plants from Hollandale to Greenville. In the small towns remnants of former industry and closed businesses. The hub for shopping is Greenville with hotels, large stores and grocers. Amtrak is in Greenwood. A car is a must. Gas was 1.89 a gal much cheaper than our 2.59. A large state park is there for camping and other outdoor events. Not sure who enjoys the outdoors -- too many mosquitos day and night. The open space made our drive pleasant and peaceful

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Believe it or not, there is enough to do that could warrant more than an entire week to see it all and that's just the Delta. Amazing culture history, interesting to drive around, great little museums off the beaten path, great little eateries and such hospitality. Well worth seeing the whole space not just the main few cities.

2  Thank Britta C
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

How to describe the Delta? It is different. The people are incredibly nice. Greenville has an amazing community theatre. Past show include Las Misrables, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, and Spamalot. Coming up are Memphis and Chicago (the musicals, not the cities). Mighty Mississippi Music Festival is amazing.

1  Thank Brandt D
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Mississippi Delta is one of my favorite places on earth--stunning natural landscapes, friendly people, and culture that just doesn't quit. It's hard to say what visitors should "do" when they visit the Delta: driving around, talking to people, and taking in the history and the culture, much of which is painful American history, is what is important and what makes a visit so special. Fans of the blues already know about the Delta, but people with an interest in civil rights will also find much of interest if they visit places like Money, Sumner, Tutwiler, and Clarksdale. To understand America requires a visit to the Delta, and I hope that many of you will do it!

2  Thank Mark C
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