Greenwood Travel Guide

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Greenwood Things to Do

  • keesler bridge

    the keesler bridge was built in 1925 and spans the yazoo river. this bridge originally turned on it's central pier to allow river traffic to pass by greenwood. the keesler bridge is listed on the national register of historic places.

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  • southern railway depot

    pictured is the southern railway railway depot. the depot was built in 1918. today it houses a senior center. the depot is worth a look for those interested in railroad history.

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  • cotton row

    prior to the 1950's greenwood was an important mississippi delta cotton market town. fulton street in downtown greenwood was lined with offices of cotton brokers and financial institutions. cotton row is listed on the national register of historic places.

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  • confederate civil war memorial

    pictured is the leflore county confederate civil war memorial. the memorial has a standing solder motif which is common in the south. what makes the memorial unique are the statues on the four sides of the base of the memorial.

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  • leflore county courthouse

    the leflore county courthouse was built in 1906. this neo classical courthouse was designed by architect r.h. hunt. for those interested in architecture this beautiful courthouse is worth a look when in downtown greenwood. the leflore county courthouse is listed on the national register of historic places.

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  • There are a number of...

    There are a number of attractions in the area..including the cottonlandia museum and several plantations that are open to visitors..I really enjoy just walking through the downtown looking at the historical buildings and driving through the county enjoying the sites of the fields and cropsIt really does provide a feel of the past..Driving from...

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  • by MemphisPilot Written May 1, 2007

    I live in Memphis so I know barbeque,but who would have thought the best bbq would be in this little town of Greenwood,Ms..The locals thats who.I travel thru this area a good bit and I have found the best bbq place that I have ever eaten at,its called Q-Balls Barbecue located at 500 Park Ave. if you can not find it just ask anyone in town thwy will know.They have been there since 1962 ,the same owners have been slinging out the best bbq sanwiches,ribs and chickens for years.Thier sauce is spicy but not hot.Meats are smoked and barbecued on a special pitt.All side orders are great esp.bbq beans.I eat here whenever Iam in town,they make me feel at home.I love the decor on the inside it has that 1930s agricultural feel to it.Just a wonderful place,great food and hospitality.

    Favorite Dish: Iam torn between the Bbq sandwich,beans,seasoned fries and southern iced tea and the hamburger steak with fire roasted onions and gravy with a side of slaw and bbq beans.

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Greenwood Nightlife

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    by bmiller39 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    I have never had any experience with the nightlife, but it looks as if the area has a lot of places which are dance halls and kind of off the beaten path places where the locals visit.

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Greenwood Local Customs

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    by bmiller39 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    I don't think there are any special tips other than to say that in the south it is important to be very respectful and polite to others. People from the South tend to be very friendly and outgoing to others.

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Greenwood What to Pack

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    by bmiller39 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The climate is exceptionally warm in the summer and the winters are somewhat mild. Storms can come up very suddently especially during the hurricane season. This past week the area was just getting the effects of a hurricane that had come ashore in the Coast area

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Greenwood Off The Beaten Path

  • money mississippi

    pictured is the ruins of bryant's store in money mississippi. this store was owned by roy bryant who was the murderer of emmett till. the emmett till murder received national media attention and was in part the starting point of the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. for those interested in civil rights history money is worth the the...

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  • The cottonlandia museum is...

    The cottonlandia museum is definitely worth a visit and conveniently located on hwy 82 from the city

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    by bmiller39 Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visiting Greenwood is distinctly different from most other places,,It is almost like stepping back in US history to see plantations, old buildings, and a community that is unique in their common purpose which is the production of cotton. It is not unusual to see low flying bi planes spraying crops,,when the cotton is in bloom it is like a gigantic blinding white cloud has descended on the fields (which are huge many that are several hundreds of acres and more)

    Fondest memory: Going to a restaurant called 'Lusco's' which is reportedly an old speak easy from the prohibition days..The resaurant is broken into small cubicle size rooms with curtains and a buzzer for the waiter. When I visited the restaurant, the waiter that greeted me was quite old and very polite and nice and he asked if I cared for a drink..I thanked him and ordered the usual 'Bourbon and water'...a very long time passed and the waiter returned with a bottle of bourbon, glass, and pitcher of water with ice. I thanked him and asked if it was any trouble since he had been absent for so long..he replied that it was not a problem..he just had to go down the street to the liguor store and buy a bottle of bourbon for me. The meal was exceptional and a real speciality was grilled pompanos which are a florida, split tailed fish that are exceptionally rare to find in a restaurant. They were an unusal treat in a small town. The steaks at Lusco's are equally exceptional and of the finest beef..Note: the restaurant is not much to look at, but the food really is in reverse proportion 100 fold to the buildings appearance.

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