The legend of blues guitarist Robert Johnson is part truth, part folklore, and all Delta adventure. See if you can figure out where he's really laid to rest.
A True Delta Experience
it's your first time to travel to Greenwood, Mississippi, you should know that you more than likely will be making
plans to return. The city attracts international tourists, road travelers, groups
and vacationers from all across the U.S.
Viking Cooking School might be the city’s most sought
after attraction. The famed cookware giant, Viking Range, offers cooking classes
to all ages in a state-of-the art cooking facility. Families, couples and groups
travel from all over the country to take part in the school.
The culinary arts are also practiced
to perfection in the city’s distinctive restaurants and shopping in the downtown
historic district offers some of the best finds in the Delta.
You'll find lodging at both ends
of the spectrum in Greenwood. On one hand, you've got the Alluvian Hotel, a boutique hotel
with 45 luxurious rooms and five suites that you might consider out of place in
the Delta if not for the friendly service and hospitality. Just across the street,
the state-of-the-art Alluvian Hotel Spa is a relaxing experience with full service
exclusive facilities for men and women.
On the other hand, you’ll also
find lodging experiences such as
The Tallahatchie Flats, a group of six rustic sharecropper-style
cabins on the banks of the Tallahatchie that vibrates with Delta heritage and blues
Water recreation opportunities abound
in Greenwood, home of the Yalobusha and Tallahatchie Rivers. Follow the Mississippi
Blues Trail to Greenwood for historic sites such as the radio station where listeners
heard B.B. King for the very first time. You’ll also find Little Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, the final resting place of Robert Johnson. (The real one …
Be sure to visit the Museum of the Mississippi Delta (formerly known as Cottonlandia- which covers so much more than cotton alone).