Cultural treasures are easiest to find in museums, as time-travel tourism resulted in too many cases of explorers becoming their own grandpas. Keep the space-time continuum intact with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get admission for two to the Cottonlandia Museum in Greenwood (up to a $10 value). Children 3–18 are admitted for $2, and children who reside in Leflore County are admitted for free.
Dedicated to preserving Mississippi’s heritage, Cottonlandia Museum educates visitors with an array of interdisciplinary displays and collections. Cottonlandia’s permanent exhibits and rooms include the Mississippi Art Collection, an anthology of Mississippi-made art, most of it purchased from the winners of the biannual Cottonlandia Fine Arts Competition, and the Archaeology Room, home to a large assortment of Native American beads and a 12,000 year-old mastodon skeleton that they used to hang sabertooth fur coats. Meanwhile, the Malmaison Room presents photographs and furniture salvaged from the home of county namesake Greenwood Leflore, the last chief of the Choctaw tribe before their removal to Oklahoma, and the Swamp Room lets guests absorb the sights and sounds of the wetlands without brewing their own bog water out of bullfrog tears.
Aside from general admission to the museum, visitors will notch access to the Robert Johnson Exposed: The Mystery Brought to Light exhibit, which runs through September 6. The showcase outlines the life of the legendary blues virtuoso through photos and documents provided by biographer Steve LaVere and the estate of Johnson’s half-sister.