- 250 miles (402 km)
- Five hours to drive the byway.
- Fees vary depending on the stop.
Make your way down the Mississippi Delta Great River Road throughDelta lands shaped by the force of reoccurring Mississippi River floodsover thousands of years. The Mississippi Delta Great River Road Bywayspans for 250 miles with lots of fun and unique places to stop alongthe way.
The Mississippi Delta region holds the legacy of many American musicstyles ranging from gospel to jazz to rock'n'roll. Stop at the DeltaBlues Museum in Clarksdale, one of the largest cities in the state, andlearn about the American musical legacy. Some of the bluesmen featuredat this museum include Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, John LeeHooker, and Robert Johnson.
As you continue south on the Mississippi Delta Great River RoadByway plan a stop at Cleveland and buy some award-winning hand craftedpottery. Venture on and visit another one of the largest cities inMississippi, the city of Greenville. Greenville has served as a tradingcenter and manufacturer for small agrarian communities within the Deltaarea. While you're here, stop at the River Road Queen Visitor's Centerfor more places to go. Come and tours through the Old Number OneFirehouse Museum, the first fire station in Greenville, or theWinterville Mounds that marks the spot for a prehistoric ceremonialcenter built by Native Americans years ago. The Mississippi Delta GreatRiver Road Byway offers fun and excitement along with an array ofdifferent places to visit that cater to anyone's taste.