There are lots of things to do and see in Leland!
Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit
Located at the corner of Highway 82 W and South Deer Creek Drive East
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street, was born in Washington County and raised in Leland. The museum is a gift from the Henson family to the City of Leland and displays many artifacts and memorabilia from Henson's long and prolific career. The musuem gift shop is a favorite, and features unique gifts from all facets of Henson's creations.
Highway 61 Blues Museum
Located in Downtown Leland, 307 N. Broad Street
Started in 2002 by a local blues enthusiast who knew many of our famous musicians personally, the Highway 61 Blues Museum touts a large collection of unique memorabilia and photographs. A must-see for any blues enthusiast!
Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum - coming in 2016!
Located in Downtown Leland, 302 N. Broad Street
Mississippi's first hunting and fishing museum will feature a large collection of huntin memorabilia from the time of the Native Americans to present day. This museum collection will astound any outdoor enthusiast.
Leland Blues Mural Project
Leland boasts several murals honoring Mississippi's Blues Heritage. Several of the murals have been photographed and published internationally, and they are a must-see for any Leland visitor.
Mississippi Blues Trail Markers
Leland is home to Five Mississippi Blues Trail Markers:
- Highway 10 & 61, the intersection of two highways that feature prominently in the rise of Blues music and culture.
- Son Thomas, blues musician and folk sculptor. Son's son Pat is a fixture in Downtown Leland and can often be seen strumming a tune at the Highway 61 Blues Museum.
- Johnny Winter, blues musician born in Texas but raised in Leland.
- Tyrone Davis, soul singer born near Leland in 1938.
- Ruby's Nite Spot, one of the most prominent blues clubs in the Delta in the 1940's and '50's.