B.B. King Museum

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400 Second Street, Indianola, MS 38751 400 Second Street, Indianola Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
+16628879539
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Art connoisseurs will appreciate the unique selection of art pieces at Indianola's B.B. King Museum, MS. Come to this art museum with an open mind and leave with your own interpretation of various artistic masterpieces.

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    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tue-Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 12 days ago
Museum is a treasure. Loved all of the stories told by B.B. himself and others. Loved seeing all of the old artifacts including B.B's guitars. Gift shop is a bonus. I actually ended up buying one of the greatest hits CD's of B.B.'s and a coffee cup. Well worth the drive from Jackson. I would invite everyone to visit the museum. A great cultural experience in the Delta.
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Report | 13 days ago
Well we didn't get to see the museum even, but the customer service was great and that is very important when dealing with unknowns on the internet. There was actually a fire alarm when we went to the museum and they closed for the day. We are from out of town, so they refunded our Groupon purchase price completely. Granted this is a very unique circumstance, but these ladies resolved the issue without any problems. THANK YOU!
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Report | a month ago
The museum was amazing! There was so much history gathered in one place.
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Report | a month ago
Very clean and good representation of blues and B.B. King. Worth every penny.
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Report | 2 months ago
The BB King Museum was incredible! A wonderful experience that leaves you informed, inspired, and uplifted. I would highly recommend visiting, it was the highlight of our trio through the Mississippi Delta!
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Report | 5 months ago
BB King Museum is awesum!! I would recommend whom ever tour to go early where they could take time to enjoy the beauty of the whole BB King Museum😉 I loved it❤
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Report | 6 months ago
Awesome museum. We learned so much. The museum exceeded our expectations!
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Report | 8 months ago
They close at 5:00 so get there by 1:00 It takes about 3 hours to see everything without rushing The gift shop is nice as well
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Report | 11 months ago
Enjoy it
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Report | a year ago
I loved it and had a great time there and I learn a lot of things I didn't know about Mr. King.
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From Our Editors

Blues is one of the few music genres considered to be wholly American, and its roots are firmly planted in the rich soil of the Mississippi Delta. Here, too, is where legendary musician B.B. King came of age. Indianola's B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center celebrates not only King's prolific career, but also the significance of the Mississippi Delta to music then and now. Interactive exhibits take visitors through the guitarist's life in chronological order, starting with his boyhood in the Delta and culminating with the highlights of his decades-long career.

  • The Building: The 20,000-square-foot museum was built on the site of an old cotton gin where B.B. King once worked.

  • Valuable Relic: Tucked in the section about B.B.'s pre-celebrity life is the Panoram, an early video jukebox on which he first saw the big bands he became so enamored with.

  • From His Early Career: In the exhibit on what was known as the Chitlin Circuit, you'll find the leather-bound notebook in which King stashed his song charts, meticulously cross-referenced by songwriter.

  • Other Mementos: Memorabilia from King's life spans the decades, including a quilt from his boyhood home, his draft card, and various iterations of his guitar, Lucille.

  • Hidden Gem: The museum also includes items from other artists of his era, such as Janis Joplin's handwritten lyrics.

  • Hands-On Exhibit: Under video instruction from B.B. King himself, visitors strum tunes on guitars.

  • From the Press: "The ... facility is likely the most elaborate museum in the U.S. about a single living musician, but Mr. King's stature justifies the investment." — Wall Street Journal

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