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POINTS OF INTEREST

Greenville Air Force Base Museum Tells the story of the Greenville Army Flying School from WWII through the Cold War. Mid Delta Regional Airport, Mezzanine Level, 166 5th Street, Greenville, MS 38703. (662) 334-3121

B.B King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center This Museum, located in B.B. King’s hometown of Indianola, MS, explores his career through the presentation of Mr. King’s personal papers, materials, and objects from his life and work, alongside multi-media and film. Hours vary by season, so call ahead or check the website for the most accurate information. Admission ranges from free (child younger than 5) to $15 (Adults). Discounts available for groups and senior citizens 400 2nd Street, Indianola, MS 38751. (662) 887-9539

US 82 Greenville Bridge The fourth largest cable stayed span in North America and one of the longest bridge spans of any type on the Mississippi River.

Greenville Cypress Preserve A 16-acre nature preserve in the Mississippi Delta, open to the public from dusk until dawn everyday. Popular activities include hiking trails, birdwatching, photographing nature, and relaxing. Highway 82 West and Cypress Lane, Greenville, MS 38701.

Greenville History Museum Documents life in Greenville from the late 1800s through the 1970s through a collection of memorabilia, artifacts, photographs, and news clippings. 409 Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701. Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (662) 335-5802

Hebrew Union Temple, Century of History Museum This Museum celebrates the contributions and culture of Greenville’s Jewish residents since 1867 through memorabilia, stories, and photographs. 504 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701. (662) 332-4153

Japanese American Relocation Center Memorial and Cemetery at Rohwer The former relocation center site now houses eight interpretative panels and five audio kiosks (featuring historical narration by George Takei) situated along a walking route. Richland, AR

Lake Chicot State Park Located on Lake Chicot, Arkansas’ largest natural lake, which spans twenty miles. The park offers campsites, cabins with kitchens, a swimming pool, picnicking, screened pavilions, laundry, and a playground. Available activities include bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, lake tours, and levee tours. An on-site store offers food, gifts, fuel, and bait for sale as well as boats, motors and personal watercraft for rent. Bicycles are available for rent at the visitor center. 2542 Highway 257, Lake Village, AR 71653. (870) 265-5480

Mississippi Blues Trail An unforgettable journey to the land where blues was born. The trail includes fourteen in-state museums and six out-of-state museums. In-state museums include the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Delta Blues Museum, Delta State University Archives and Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum.

The WWII Japanese American Internment Museum The WWII Japanese American Internment Museum opened in April 2013 and is housed in the renovated south building of the McGehee Railroad Depot. The Museum has permanent installations about the Rohwer Japanese-American Internment Center and also hosts traveling exhibitions. 100 South Railroad Street, McGehee, AR 71654. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday visits are also possible. Please contact the museum directly during business hours. (870) 222-9168

Winterville Mounds The mound is a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. Admission to the mound is free. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (662) 334-4684

Belmont Plantation A“sister home” to Lakeport, Belmont was built ca 1857 for William and Elizabeth Worthington. Belmont offers tours and lodging.  3498 Highway 1 South, Greenville, MS 38701. (901) 652-1390

RESTAURANTS

Cow Pen Restaurant Open since 1967, the Cow Pen serves steaks, seafood, Mexican, and Italian cuisine. Light entertainment often provided on Fridays and Saturdays. 5198 East Highway 82, Lake Village, AR 71653. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (870) 265-9992

South Shore Cottages Restaurant, Cottages, Country Store & Bait Shop, Boat Rentals  & Fuel on the Water. A variety of rental cottages to choose from and a beautiful view of Lake Chicot. 4589 Hwy 82 E, Lake Village, AR 71653. Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (870) 265-2700

Doe’s Eat Place Originally run as a honky tonk and grocery store in the 1940s, Doe’s Eat Place now serves tamales, seafood, steak, and southern staples. 502 Nelson Street, Greenville, MS 38701. Hours: Monday-Saturday 5-9 p.m. (662) 254-8081; (662) 334-3315

South Main Market & Deli  Family owned specialty grocery store, meat market and deli; serves lunch Monday – Saturday Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 1697 S Main St, Greenville, MS (662) 332-7297

Sherman’s Restaurant Serving the Delta since 1947. 1400 South Main Street,Greenville, MS 38701. Hours:   Monday-Friday 11-1:30 p.m.; Monday-Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5-9:30 p.m. (662) 332-6924

JJ’s Café Locally owned southern style café. 1025 Hwy 65-82, Lake Village, AR 71653. Hours: Monday – Saturday 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (870) 265-9800

Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales A rustic, local restaurant, specializing in Delta style tamales and homemade pie. 714 Saint Mary Street, Lake Village, AR 71653. (870) 265-3108

Hoots BBQ Barbecue pork, beef and chicken, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, steaks; bakery features homemade pies, cookies, outdoor seating available; live entertainment in the bar. 2008 Highway 65 N, McGehee, AR. Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (870) 222-1234

LODGING

Lake Village, Arkansas
Days Inn of Lake Village 912 Hwy 65 & 82 South, Lake Village, AR 71653. (870) 265-4545  (About 15 min from Lakeport)

Delta Resort & Spa Located between Tillar and McGehee off Hwy 1, this 132 room resort features world-class shooting sports complex, including sporting clays, ATA and Olympic bunker trap, skeet, FITASC, 5-stand and more. Great Rivers Hall features over 7,000 square feet of conference space and the 43 Grill & Bar. Duck Pro Outfitters, serving duck hunters, clay enthusiasts and conference guests year-round. 8624 Bucksducks Rd, Tillar, AR 71670. 877-GO-DELTA (463-3582)   (About 30 min from Lakeport)

Lake Chicot State Park Located on Lake Chicot, Arkansas’s largest natural lake, which spans over twenty miles. The park offers campsites, cabins with kitchens, a swimming pool, picnicking, screened pavilions, laundry, and a playground. 2542 Highway 257, Lake Village, AR 71653. (870) 265-5480 (About 25 min from Lakeport)

Pecan Grove R.V. Park Pecan Grove sports a wonderful RV park with full hook-ups and all sites are pull-thru’s. Shower house with Laundry facilities are available. A wonderful view of Lake Chicot (Arkansas’s Largest Natural Lake). The park has full access to Lake Chicot with their own boat ramp and fishing dock. 3768 Highway 65, Lake Village, AR 71653. (870) 265-3005 (About 15 min from Lakeport)

South Shore Cottages Restaurant, Cottages, Country Store & Bait Shop, Boat Rentals  & Fuel on the Water. A variety of rental cottages to choose from and a beautiful view of Lake Chicot. 4589 Hwy 82 E, Lake Village, AR 71653. (870) 265-2700 (About 10 min from Lakeport)

Greenville, Mississippi
Greenville Inn & Suites Located in downtown Greenville, this ca 1880 Italianate building was the headquarters of the Washington County Levee Board until the 1990s.  211 S Walnut St, Greenville, MS 38701.  (662) 332-6900 (About 20 min from Lakeport)

Hampton Inn 1155 VFW Road, Greenville, MS 38701. (662) 335-7515 (About 20 min from Lakeport)

Harlow’s Casino Resort Closest hotel to the Lakeport Plantation. 4280 Harlows Blvd, Greenville, MS 38701. 1-866-524-LUCK (5825) (About 10 min from Lakeport)

Belmont Plantation “sister home” to Lakeport, Belmont was built ca 1857 for William and Elizabeth Worthington. Belmont offers tours and lodging.  3498 Highway 1 South, Greenville, MS 38701. (901) 652-1390 (About 15 min from Lakeport)

Thompson House (Leland, MS) A historic B&B, built ca 1901 on Deer Creek in Leland, Mississippi. 111 N. Deer Creek Drive West, Leland, MS. (662)-820-STAY (About 35 min from Lakeport)

 



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