About This Project

The Top 40 Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta project was organized by GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in partnership with the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. The project is designed to engage both visitors and residents by celebrating cultural heritage attractions throughout the Mississippi Delta that tell the region's diverse stories.

Given GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's leadership role with the project, the "Top 40" title is fitting as a clever nod to popular music industry rankings of record airplay and consumption patterns. It should be noted, however, that this list in no way suggests that these attractions are the most popular, the most visited, the most interesting, or the most unique. Rather, the Top 40 Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta is designed to encourage visitors and residents to seek these attractions as starting points for discovering the rich cultural heritage of the region over time.

We encourage Mississippi Delta visitors and residents to visit the "Social" page on this website and post photos of and comments about your visits to Top 40 locations. We also encourage you to post photos and descriptions of some of your favorite attractions and places in the Mississippi Delta.  

We want to connect with you, empower you to have a voice, build community with you, and keep you coming back to experience this "Most Southern Place on Earth": the Mississippi Delta. 


About the Partners

The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area is a partnership between the people of the Mississippi Delta and the National Park Service. The MDNHA was designated by U.S. Congress in 2009 and is governed by a board of directors representing agencies and organizations defined in the congressional legislation. More information about the MDNHA, including the complete approved management plan, is available at www.msdeltaheritage.com

The management entity of the MDNHA is The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University. The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships and community engagement. For more information, visit www.deltacenterdsu.com



Thanks to the Mississippi Delta Tourism Association and county boards of supervisors throughout the Mississippi Delta for contributing attractions and images toward the completion of this project.