Road trip through Mississippi Delta with these 10 Delta trip ideas for a tour through north Mississippi, including blues trail, food, McCarty Pottery, and more.

Road trip through Mississippi Delta with these 10 Delta trip ideas for a tour through north Mississippi, including blues trail, food, McCarty Pottery, and more.

Cotton Close-up - Leland, Mississippi - Mississippi Delta Sunset - Order prints from www.flatoutdelta.com -  © 2013 John Montfort Jones

Cotton Close-up - Leland, Mississippi - Mississippi Delta Sunset - © 2013 John Montfort Jones

Mississippi Blues Trail.   Most of the early, influential bluesmen were born here, and the state dominates the Blues Hall of Fame, with Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, B.B. King and many more.

Selling the Blues To draw tourists, the Mississippi Delta plays on its musical heritage

The one-and-only Po Monkey Lounge in the Mississippi Delta. The last true juke joint, and there is nothing like it.

The one-and-only Po Monkey Lounge in the Mississippi Delta. The last true juke joint, and there is nothing like it. (Where Monday is Family Night, but don't bring your kids)

THE DELTA: Landscapes, legends and legacies of Mississippi’s most storied region #deltapride

THE DELTA: Landscapes, Legends and Legacies of Mississippi’s Most Storied Region - Coffee Table Book For every summer spent with Mamaw & Papaw.

The Route: From Memphis, take Highway 61 (the “Blues Highway”) to Tunica, Mississippi.  Then it’s another 30 miles south to Clarksdale and 30 minutes to Merigold.

Driving Into the Heart of the Blues: A Mississippi Delta Road Trip

What: 2015 Audi Quattro Destination: Deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The Route: From Memphis, take Highway 61 (the “Blues Highway”) to Tunica, Mississippi. Then it’s another 30 miles.

Those who aren't from around here need to know in order to survive the wonders of the Delta.

Five Things To Know About The Delta

Sunset over a Mississippi Delta cotton field as Hurricane Isaac moves in - near Indianola, Mississippi

The 13 Best Restaurants In Mississippi For 2017

The 13 Places You Should Eat In Mississippi In 2017

Also, a wait is likely since the restaurant fills up pretty fast, but the huge front porch is the perfect place to pass the time.

Mississippi Delta Cotton at Sunset - Bourbon, Mississippi - Order prints from www.flatoutdelta.com -  © 2013 John Montfort Jones

Mississippi Delta Cotton at Sunset - Bourbon, Mississippi Some days I hate the fact I have moved to the Delta. Makes me have a different outlook for a while.

Death Letter Blues- Son House Son House was one of the last of the old school Mississippi delta blues singers. Son's music had a big influence on both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters who both came from that rural area near Clarksdale Mississippi where Son House frequently performed at picnics, juke joints and roadhouses.

Death Letter Blues- Son House Son House was one of the last of the old school Mississippi delta blues singers. Son's music had a big influence on both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters who both came from that rural area near Clarksdale Mississippi where Son

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