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"Home of Blues" tour on US 278 + ADD NEW ROUTE


11   in Mississippi Mississippi110 Miles

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By merlyn
on January 1, 2007

3.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in Tupelo, MS and just take US 278 west to Clarksdale, MS. Total trip is about 100 miles.

Scenery

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.

Road Quality

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!

Roadside Amenities

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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By Guest
on January 18, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is an awesome ride.. We have done this ride more than a few times and we have a blast. Lots to see and close to a lot of good riding. Did I mention the food in Clarksdale. Have you had good Hot Tamales and or Catfish. Eat breakfast at the Blue diner. Tamales at Hicks, super nice people. and don't forget Memphis is a couple of hours away if you take your time and don't stop at the Casino.

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By Delboy
on July 6, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a straigh road. The scenary is very nice. The fun fact is tied to the history of the area.

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