POINTS OF INTEREST
Lake Village Chamber of Commerce: Resources for your trip to Lake Village. The site includes chamber businesses and activities associated with annual Fall Fest, held every October.
Lake Chicot State Park Located at the north end of Arkansas’s largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago from the main channel when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setting for fishing, boating, and bird watching. Nestled in a pecan grove, the park offers 122 campsites, 14 cabins with kitchens, a swimming pool, picnicking, standard screened pavilions, laundry and playground. The store/marina offers food, gifts, fuel and bait for sale. The visitor center features interpretive exhibits that tell of the area’s history and natural resources. 2542 Highway 257, Lake Village, AR 71653. (870) 265-5480
J. Austin White Cultural Center: Located in Eudora, the J. Austin White Cultural Center provides exposure to music, art, theater and other activities to the children and youth of Southeast Arkansas.
WWII Japanese American Internment Museum, McGehee, AR (Desha County): 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. (870) 222-9168
Also visit: Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center, Rohwer, AR: Between 1942 and 1945, up to 8,000 Japanese Americans were interned at Rohwer—a 500-acre camp surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards. Today all that remains is a cemetery and the smokestack from the camp’s hospital. Though most physical evidence has been wiped from the landscape, important stories remain to be shared. The Arkansas Heritage Sites office has installed interpretive exhibits along the gravel road adjacent to the cemetery.
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
Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau: Resources for your trip to the Greenville, Mississippi. The site has listings for museums, lodging, historic sites, and restaurants.
Main Street Greenville: Main Street Greenville promotes events and quality of life issues in Greenville. Events sponsored by Main Street include the Annual Delta Dragon Boat Regatta, Greenville Farmer’s Market, and the Delta Hot Tamale Festival.
Greenville Arts Council: The Greenville Arts Council, a nonprofit organization, works to promote the arts in Washington County, Mississippi. Located in the former E. E. Bass Junior High Schoo, GAC exhibits local, regional, and national artists in the Roger D. Malkin Gallery, holds art classes and workshops for all ages, and is the home of the 1901 Armitage Herschell Carousel.
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.
Winterville Mounds The mound is a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. The grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Located at 415 Highway 1, Greenville, MS 38703, (662) 334-4684
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. 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. (662) 335-5802
1927 Flood Museum: Exhibited in the oldest structure in Downtown Greenville, this museum presents the history of one of the greatest natural disasters this country has ever known. On Thursday, April 21, 1927, at 7:45 a.m., at 7:45 A.M., the levee at Stops Landing, 8 miles north of Greenville, broke due to the pressure from the swollen Mississippi River and created the greatest single crevasse ever to occur anywhere on the river. View actual flood artifacts and photographs illustrating the flood’s impact on life and death during the four months Greenville and the Mississippi Delta were inundated. The 12-minute documentary film superbly illustrates the Great Flood of ’27 and the struggle of man against nature. 18 South Hinds, between Main and Washington Avenue, Greenville • 662-378-6998 • 662-334-2711 • 1-800-467-3582
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
Doe’s Eat Place: Started in 1941, Doe’s Eat Place still serves its famous steaks and tamales in its original location near downtown Greenville.
Jim Henson’s Delta Boyhood Exhibit: Leland, “Birthplace of Kermit the Frog,” celebrates the legacy of Jim Henson with exhibits located at 415 SE Deer Creek Dr, Leland, MS. (662) 686-7383
Highway 61 Blues Museum: Shrine to local blues musicians. Also has a role in the new Mighty Mississippi Music Festival. 307 N. Broad St, Leland, MS. (662) 686-7646