This is not only a travel stop, it's also a small museum of popular music from the area. That includes Elvis Presley, and also a number of great country blues performers. There are memorabilia from Yank Rachel, Sleepy John Estes, and many others in the music museum room, inside the centre, which also contains changing displays relating to local history.
In addition, just outside the centre's parking lot is the actual home of Sleepy John Estes, a small wooden shack which was physically moved from its original site close to Brownsville and placed beside the Delta Heritage Centre as a piece of local history. The house has been preserved but not significantly altered, so it is in fairly shabby condition, especially on the inside. The inside walls are covered with framed photographs of Estes and other performers he worked with over the course of his career.
Next door to the shack is the small schoolhouse attended by Tina Turner as a child, also moved next to the centre's parking lot.
The centre itself is also a pleasant place to stop, get travel information and take a break, but these artifacts make it particularly worth seeking out for blues music enthusiasts.
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