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Blues history can be found at Gateway
  Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center
TUNICA — Experience The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center in Tunica, Mississippi. Jump back in time and relive iconic moments in Blues history at The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center in Tunica, Mississippi.
Through interactive exhibits, artwork, and other attractions, the Blues Museum, which is affiliated with Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, guides visitors through the story of how the genre was born and the ways in which the town of Tunica and the Delta region helped shape the foundation of this soulful music.
• Dig Deep into the Rich History of the Blues
Whether you’re a fan of the moving melodies or moving lyrics, blues music speaks to generations of fans in so many ways. Learn what makes this music the heart of the American South through the remarkable installments at The Gateway to the Blues Museum
and Visitor Center.
Honoring legends and notable moments throughout the lifespan
of this genre, the museum brings the music to life through a host of exhibits and other attractions; complete with a recording studio where one can learn the basics first-hand, galleries and educational programs include:
What Is Blues?
Why the Mississippi Delta?
Evolution of Style and Form
Mississippi Bluesmen
Evolution of the Guitar
Blues and Beyond – The British Invasion
Blues Lyric Interactive
Take a tour during your weekend getaway or make it a must-see
on your next road-trip through the area. Afterward, be sure to stop at the gift shop to find a souvenir that will commemorate your time in Tunica.
• Discover Local Attractions and Legendary Landmarks
Go big and take the grand tour. The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center is also home to the Highway 61 marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. Here, one can learn about the famous road that inspired such artists as Charlie Musselwhite, Sunnyland Slim, Big Joe Williams, and other musical trailblazers. As one of the most famous roads in American music, Highway 61 is a famous landmark with more than 100 Mississippi Blues Trail markers to be found on a Mississippi Delta tour through Blues history. The center is located at 13625 Highway 61 North.
 Attn: Collierville, Nashville, Huntsville, Birmingham, Tupelo and Jackson:
Save lots of time by taking I-269 to Tunica
MISSISSIPPI — The “Fast Track to Tunica” is open. Motorists traveling in northwest Mississippi gained access to Interstate 269 when the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) opened the final nine-mile segment of the interstate. For commercial and tour- ism traffic, I-269 has given travelers a more efficient route between I-40 and I-55 and helped them avoid congestion in the Mem-
phis metro area.
More specifically for Tunica County and
its six casinos, because I-269 connects to I-69 at I-55, it provides quick and conve- nient access to the casinos for people travel- ing from the east.
The direct connectivity from I-40 in Ten- nessee to US-61 in Tunica County via I-269 has effectively created a “Fast Track to Tu- nica.”
It has never been easier to get to Tunica by car, thanks to I-269. This is illustrated by the map provided at left.
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