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Address: 141 Cherry St, Helena, AR 72342-3501
Phone Number:
+1 870-338-4350
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center is comprised of three...

The Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center is comprised of three interconnected buildings within one block of The Delta Cultural Center Depot. Delta Sounds serves as a permanent, state-of-the-art exhibit area dedicated to the music of the Arkansas Delta: Blues, Gospel, Country, Rockabilly, and other regional musical styles. Exhibit highlights include an operating radio studio, listening stations, a variety of artifacts and information on legendary musicians. As you enter the Visitors Center you find our central gallery. This gallery provides a space for traveling and changing exhibits related to a variety of Delta topics which may include art, music and history. Also within the Visitors Center you find a large exhibit space which hosts extended exhibits. These exhibits are staff developed and run for a 3-4 year term. Currently the Center is featuring "Songs From the Field" exhibit. The Museum Store provides a variety of books, locally made products, music & gifts. Sales of all merchandise go directly to the Delta Cultural Center. Merchandise is available on-site, by phone, and soon on-line. Due to limited space, large groups may divide up to allow for shopping.

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A very nice experience

Great Place to learn about the south. The Radio station was a awesome part of history. Don't know how much longer King Biscuit will be there, need to see soon.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Place to learn about the south. The Radio station was a awesome part of history. Don't know how much longer King Biscuit will be there, need to see soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must do when in Helena, the history and the artist that come through this small town is unreal!

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A great place to find out more about the music history of the area. It may not be very big, but offers a wealth of information.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a nice facility. They were very friendly and informative. Anyone going to Helena needs to stop here!

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Mabelvale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Take the time to enjoy as well as read the history of the delta. There are also very nice displays and items to buy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent museum of Delta history with a daily live lunchtime radio show featuring the Delta Blues...

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We spent a while taking in this place and enjoyed our time here. The displays were well done and not overcrowded.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The art displays were enjoyable to view. They have AR Blues information and music to experience. Be sure to plan ahead if you want to hear the broadcast information. I'm glad I stopped in to see what they had to offer here. They have really cute things in their small gift shop too. Staff was friendly and informative.

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Hermann, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were staying in Clarksdale for a few nights to experience the history of the Delta Blues. My husband and I are both huge Levon Helm fans, and we knew that Levon had grown up just down the road from Helena, so we drove over one day to "see Levon country". The Delta Cultural Center was an unexpected pleasure -... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is my hometown , I work at the Blues Museum for a couple years before moving, so this place has a special place in my heart. Mr. Harold at the depot was so informative to my out of town guests and even let us ring the bell in the museum. I highly recommend this to civil war and delta... More 

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