Blues singer in Memphis

Surrounding Region

Head down into the Delta to for a complete visit to the Mid-South

People visit Memphis to walk in the footsteps of music legends, sample incredible food and stand on the soil where groundbreaking moments were made in civil rights history. But if you have time to venture outside the city to the surrounding region, you’ll find even more music, history and plenty of quirky spots along the way. Head into the Mississippi Delta and check out museums dedicated to music, railroads and even Kermit the Frog (the Jim Henson Museum backs up to the creek that inspired Henson to create the iconic green puppet). The region also boasts delicious restaurants and adorable shops and art galleries in quaint, walkable downtowns. Civil War history buffs won’t want to miss Vicksburg’s battlefield, monuments and historic courtroom. Blues-lovers can make the drive, or take a tour, from Memphis to Clarksdale, Mississippi, the city that hosts live blues music 365 nights a year. Along the way, check out the 194 historical markers dedicated to artists who brought the blues to life.

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