Clarksdale attractions

Museum in Clarksdale

Delta Blues Museum

A small but well-presented collection of memorabilia is on display here. The shrine to Delta legend Muddy Waters includes the actual cabin where he grew up. Local art exhibits and a gift shop round out the display. …
Landmark in Clarksdale

Riverside Hotel

A historic marker fronts the historic Riverside Hotel, a well-loved place soaked in blues history. Blues singer Bessie Smith died here in 1937 when it was a hospital, and a festival's worth of blues artists from Son…
Sculpture in Clarksdale


The Crossroads of Hwys 61 and 49 is supposedly the intersection where the great Robert Johnson made his mythical deal with the devil, immortalized in his tune 'Cross Road Blues.' Now all of the implied lonely fear a…