Greenwood

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Life has a distinctive rhythm and texture here in Greenwood. It begins with a history and culture as rich and complex as the fertile alluvial soil of the Mississippi Delta.

It inspired a culinary tradition that rose from humble roots to seduce the most discerning palates while simultaneously comforting the soul. From the Crystal Grill’s mile high pie to red hot tamales in prohibition style curtained booths to sizzling steaks and fresh seafood, one thing is sure you won’t leave Greenwood hungry.

Explore unique shops brimming with matchless treasures in Greenwood’s beautiful downtown, then head across the Yazoo river for self-guided adventure. Start on oak tree lined Grand Boulevard and see the town’s first manor homes. As you make your way, see film sites from the DreamWorks blockbuster, The Help. Cross over the Tallahatchie Bridge made famous by Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” onto storied Money Road where you’ll find the most visited of Robert Johnson’s graves at Little Zion. A bit farther down this stretch of two-lane road you’ll find the ruins of Bryant's Grocery, the site where Emmett Till’s tragic story began. A Mississippi Freedom Trail marker tells the somber story of this event that galvanized the American Civil Rights movement.

For a quiet night under a starry Delta sky, stay in an authentic, sharecropper house at Tallahatchie Flats on the Tallahatchie River. If luxury is what you seek, the Delta’s first boutique hotel, The Alluvian Hotel & Spa, is ready to pamper you.

Slow and soulful, warm and relaxed, unexpectedly cosmopolitan yet never too hip. Greenwood offers an incomparable glimpse into the enduring legacy of the Delta, the soul of the South, and the unquenchable spirit of a people whose hearts are as vast and open as the horizon.