Mississippi Scenic Drives
While the Mississippi River Delta is world-renowned for its blues music, the sights are just as moving as the sounds. Fortunately, there are a number of Mississippi scenic drives and highways woven into the breathtaking Delta landscape that allow you to see it all on a Sunday drive or on a full-on Mississippi River road trip.
Visitors can travel alongside the Mississippi River through some of the world's richest farmland (stopping at the plenty of you-pick farms along the way) and behold the birthplace of the blues with plenty of monuments, landmarks and historic places to highlight the region's immeasurable importance. Catch a Delta blues festival or two and celebrate the sounds of the South.
Natural beauty abounds in the Homochitto and Delta National Forests and stunning scenic overlooks allow travelers to view the mighty Mississippi River in all its grandeur. Pick up a map, pick a route and embark on a Mississippi River road trip to see what you've been missing in the Delta.
Take the backroads. Start your tour from Cleveland. Take a guided driving tour of the 13 Mississippi Blues Trail Markers throughout Bolivar County. Experience the history of where the roots of American Music took shape.
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The Leland Blues Project chronicles the great musical history of the area through a series of striking murals painted on downtown buildings. The murals also lead visitors to a variety of interesting shops and local craftspeople.