Catfish Museum & Visitors Center / by Will Jacks

The Catfish Museum and Visitors Center is housed in an old railroad depot.  Indoor exhibits feature hand crafted displays by Mississippi artisans using paper relief, ceramics, metal and wood carvings, a video also explains the various aspects of catfish farming including constructing ponds, hatching eggs and seining. Outdoors a flower sculpture made of spawning cans welcomes visitors as they arrive.  Hatching tanks and seining nets complete the display by the entrance.  Last, but not least, is a miniature catfish pond featuring a 40 foot catfish fountain. "King Cat" reigns.

The Catfish Museum & Visitor Center is opened Monday -Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Admission is free.