Cleveland

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Cleveland is a small town brimming with arts and culture. Thanks in part to Keep Cleveland Boring (it's not, we promise) there are lots of fun festivals and events and lots of outdoor art and sculptures. World famous McCarty Pottery in Merigold and Peter's Pottery in Mound Bayou welcome visitors from all around the world.

Cotton Row -- in the center of Cleveland's Crosstie historic district -- is lined with restaurants, cafes, art galleries, the boutique Cotton House Hotel, museums and blues trail markers. There is a walking trail lining the middle of this charming area that brings shoppers from all over the region. The Crosstie district is named for the railway that made Cleveland's economy thrive in the late 1800's; railroad buffs will want to visit the Martin and Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum to learn more.

Cleveland is especially proud to be home of the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, an interactive music experience, was chosen to be in Cleveland because a remarkable percentage of Grammy winners, nominees and lifetime achievement winners come from Mississippi.
For those interested in blues music and civil rights, you will find Cleveland and Bolivar County are home to 18 Blues Trail Markers and 2 Freedom Trail Markers, including Dockery Farms where Charley Patton learned to play and set history in motion. It’s known as the birthplace of the blues.