"Home of Blues" tour on US 278 + ADD NEW ROUTE
11 in Mississippi Mississippi110 Miles
on January 1, 2007
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Start in Tupelo, MS and just take US 278 west to Clarksdale, MS. Total trip is about 100 miles.
The scenery is flat farm land, with little traffic. Different from where I am from so I enjoyed the difference, also the people are very friendly.
Not many twist and turns, but it is a very nice ride in the country. Beware though it is very hot in July and August!
Plenty of famous Blues Artist graves, juke joints and blues festivals along the way. The destination is Clarksdale, MS and home of the Delta Blues. Eat at Abes BBQ, go to the Ground Zero Juke Joint, owned by Morgan Freeman, see Delta Blues Museum, go to Red's Juke Joint and Cat head. If you like the Blues, Clarksdale has a lot to offer, and prices are reasonable. Stay at the Shack Up Inn, Clarksdale's BB (Beer and Bed)on the Hopkins Plantation. Stay in old sharecroppers shacks converted with modern appliances. This is one of my favorite trips, one I make every year. There are good places to explore around Clarksdale, MS. The great River Road is another good ride near Clarksdale and the casinos are just up the road a piece and Memphis is just 60 miles north. Also, along the way you'll pass through the southern most tip of the Holly Springs National Forest and may want to give the park a tour as it offers great fishing, nature trails, picnic areas, and campgrounds.
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