Voters from around the world made their voices heard this week.
USA Today revealed that Indianola’s B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center was voted Mississippi’s best attraction in its readers’ choice poll.
Voting took place over a couple of weeks, ending last Monday at noon.
While many of Mississippi’s attractions involve the state’s rich music culture, the B.B. King Museum also competed against other attractions, which bring millions of people to the state each year, like the Vicksburg National Military Park.
The museum, which was built with the blessing of the late B.B. King, attracts over 400,000 visitors each year from all over the globe. It was opened in 2008.
The announcement comes on the heels of the museum’s own announcement this week that Tito Jackson, backed by the B.B. King Blues Band, will headline the annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival on June 2.
Here's how the entire list looked after votes were counted, according to USA Today.
- B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center - Indianola
- Elvis Presley Birthplace - Tupelo
- Vicksburg National Military Park - Vicksburg
- GRAMMY Museum Mississippi - Cleveland
- Rock & Blues Museum - Clarksdale
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum - Jackson
- Tupelo Automobile Museum - Tupelo
- Eudora Welty House and Garden - Jackson
- Shack Up Inn - Clarksdale
- Natchez Trace Parkway
We will have more on this achievement and other news surrounding the museum in this week’s edition of The Enterprise-Tocsin.