National Blues Museum

St Louis

This flashy museum explores blues legends like hometown hero Chuck Berry, while making a strong case for the genre's myriad influences on modern rock, folk, R&B and more. There are interactive exhibits from the likes of Jack White, and interesting stories about the early years of blues and its (almost exclusively female) pioneers.

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