THINGS TO DO

 

 

The Greenville area offers a unique combination of history, heritage, cultural attractions, superb dining and special events. Whatever your interests – shopping or golf, dining out or tennis, fishing or boating, participating in volunteer activities, singing in a choral group, enjoying a play or concert, or enjoying America’s favorite past time – we think you’ll find that Greenville easily has as much to offer as any other city our size.

Learn about us

Local museums offer unique attractions that hold special fascination for children and adults alike.  The Greenville Museum of History is a wonderful complication of categorized items and historical events of Greenville dating back to the early 1900’s. Admission is $5.

Come join us

Greenville has a number of active local civic clubs and organizations, with one to suit just about any interest or need. Among them are Rotary, Junior Auxiliary, the United Way, Delta Music Association, and the Greenville Garden Club, to name a few. For a complete listing of civic clubs and organizations call or come by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Home Again

A Walt Grayson film

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Grayson reflects on a life spent in Washington County, Mississippi. See the region through his eyes and learn how the Mississippi River was the impetus for not just the geography, but also the culture and history of the Mississippi Delta.

 

Interested in visiting Historic Greenville, Mississippi? Get planning ideas, suggested itineraries and more by visiting the Greenville & Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website. www.visitgreenville.org • 1-800-467-3582  •  info@thedelta.org

 

PLAY INSIDE

Members of Delta Center Stage present “Sojourner Truth.”

Delta Children’s Museum, and Delta Center Stage, sponsor subscription series each year. They, along with the Greenville Arts Council, which is the umbrella agency for many artistic and cultural endeavors, bring an assortment of nationally known performance artists, lecturers and gallery exhibits to the community.

E.E. Bass Center
323 South Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-2246

The Greenville Arts Council was established in 1983 with the mission to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and to stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. With numerous community programs and partners with other organizations to support their arts-related missions, they are the lead administrative organization for the capital campaign to renovate the E.E. Bass Cultural Center.

You can find a gallery in downtown Greenville inside the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center. The Center is the home for the Greenville Arts Council and houses the exhibits sponsored by GAC and many of its events as well. The primary gallery space consists of two spacious rooms and hosts six to seven exhibitions per year. Other areas of the building are used for meetings, receptions, theatre, symphony, a Summer Arts Camp, and as the home of the Armitage-Herschell Carousel.
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1901 Armitage Herschell Carousel
Open Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Built between 1894 and brought to Greenville in 1901, the carousel is a primitive two row track “country style” carousel with 24 horses and four chariots hand carved from poplar wood. The carousel is hand painted and is one of the two oldest-working Armitage Herschell Carousels in the country and the only one in the South. The carousel can be rented for parties or private event

Don’t miss this

After a successful first year, the Delta Hot Tamale Festival is back for another year! The Hot Tamale Capital of the World will host its very own festival on October 19, 2013 to celebrate the rich culinary tradition that surrounds the Hot Tamale. The Delta has a rich tradition in culinary excellence, and nothing embodies this more than the ‘hot tamale’. Come taste test all the different tamale recipes and you be the judge which tamale is the hottest!


2012 marked the first year of the Mississippi River Marathon with 1,400 runners from 38 states. In 2013, the Mississippi River Marathon will expand to include 2,000 runners. This two state marathon will start in downtown Lake Village, Arkansas and end in downtown Greenville, Mississippi. Not only will runners cross the beautiful Mississippi River Bridge completed in 2011, but they will also run along the largest ox-bow lake in North America. A full and half marathon is set for February 8, 2014. Register online now!

 

Interested in visiting Historic Greenville, Mississippi? Get planning ideas, suggested itineraries and more by visiting the Greenville & Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website. www.visitgreenville.org • (800) 467-3582  •  info@thedelta.org

Play Outside

Fishing

Freshwater fishing at its best. The best crappie fishing in the world is in here in the Delta. Bass is one of the most sought after of all the game fish, mostly because it is one of the most aggressive, jumpy, and striking fish. Whether large or small, it appeals to various ages, genders or cultures from around the world.

 

 

 

LAKES:

Lake Ferguson & Greenville’s Waterfront
Greenville, NW Washington County • 662-563-6330
Size: Ten miles in length
Depth: Varies with the Mississippi River
Aquatic Vegetation: None
Major Sportfish: Largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie, bream (bluegill), catfish, channel catfish
Other Fish: Bowfin, buffalo, common carp, drum, flathead catfish, green sunfish, gar, yellow bass
Fish Forage: Shad, silversides, minnows, small sunfish
Visible Cover: Willow trees, barges, sunken barges, floating docks, rip-rap
Bottom Features: Man-made fish structures, sunken barges, rockpiles, sandbars
Ferguson is a fisherman’s paradise, hosting numerous regional and national tournaments. This ten-mile oxbow lake is formerly part of the Mississippi River and is a prime fishing location for a wide variety of species including bream, crappie, bass, and catfish.The lake’s topography varies from sandbars at the south end, to deep rocky structures and mud flats.Yet the waters of Lake Ferguson stay clear year round. Lake Ferguson can also be accessed at Warfield Point Park and the Greenville Waterfront for seasonal duck hunting.
For fishing license call 1-800-askfish or guide service 1-800-270-delta.

 

Lake Lee
Seven miles south of Greenville • 662-563-6330
Size: Ten miles in length
Depth: Varies with the Mississippi River
Aquatic Vegetation: None
Major Sportfish: Largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, crappie, bream (bluegill), channel catfish
Other Fish: Paddlefish, bowfin, buffalo, common carp, drum, flathead catfish, green sunfish, gar, yellow bass
Fish Forage: Shad, silversides, minnows, small sunfish
Visible Cover: Willow trees, barges, sunken barges, floating docks, rip-rap
Bottom Features: Man-made fish structures, drop-offs along the eastern shore
This lake has a greater fish population than any other Delta lake including largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, and crappie. Lake Lee is approximately 1110 acres with a depth that varies with the Mississippi River. Access the lake at Deerfield Park on Hwy 454 to Deerfield Road. Lake Lee is a former oxbow of the Mississippi River.
For fishing license call 1-800-askfish or guide service 1-800-270-delta.

 

Lake Washington
Highway 1, 25 miles south of Greenville • 662-563-6330
Size: 5,000 acres
Depth: Varies from 6 to 22 feet
Aquatic Vegetation: Duckweed
Major Sportfish: Largemouth bass, crappie, bream (bluegill), channel catfish
Other Fish: Bowfin, buffalo, common carp, drum, flathead catfish, green sunfish, gar, hybrid white bass, bullheads, yellow bass
Fish Forage: Shad, silversides, minnows
Visible Cover: Cypress trees, piers, rip-rap, boat ramps
Bottom Features: Man-made fish structures, drop-offs, channels
Lake Washington is one of the largest natural lakes in Mississippi. At approximately 700 years old, it may also be one of the country’s oldest lakes. It’s well known for excellent crappie, catfish, and bluegill fishing as well as seasonal duck hunting. Boat ramps are located at Okey’s and Cypress Gardens on the south side of the lake. Also accessible from Roy’s Store and Southern Star RV Park.
For fishing license call 1-800-askfish or guide service 1-800-270-delta.

 

BOAT RAMP ACCESS
Avon Ramp (Lake Lee)
Located on Riverside Road from Highway 1 in Avon Community

 

Deerfield Landing (Lake Lee)
Located west on Highway 454 from Highway 1; left onto Deerfield Road; up and over levee to landing

 

Greenville Ramp
Located 2.1 miles west along Highway 82 from Highway 1; right onto Broadway; left onto Central; go up and over levee

 

Lake Ferguson Ramp
Located west on Highway 82 from Highway 1; right onto Main Street; right onto Poplar Street; left onto Bellair Street; continue to south side of gravel company to levee; head north

 

Warfield Point Park
Located 5.1 miles west on Highway 82 from Highway 1; right onto Mississippi Power & Light Road to levee; south on Warfield Point Road; follow signs

 

Wayside Ramp (Lake Lee)
Located west on Thaggard Road from Highway at Wayside Community; go up and over levee to ramp

For more information about outdoor adventures in Greenville, visit the Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

 

Interested in visiting Historic Greenville, Mississippi? Get planning ideas, suggested itineraries and more by visiting the Greenville & Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website. www.visitgreenville.org • (800) 467-3582  •  info@thedelta.org

 

Lodging Guide

Budget Inn
700 Highway 1 South, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-334-4591
Microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker. No pets.

 

Camelot Bed & Breakfast
548 South Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-9477
Breakfast, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Pets allowed.

 

Colonial Inn
1812 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-335-3337
Wireless internet, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. No pets.

 

Cotton Country Inn
1263 Highway 61 South, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-827-2277
Refrigerator and coffee maker. No pets.

 

Country Inn Motel
2001 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-0931
Microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. No pets.

 

Days Inn
2701 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-334-1818
Breakfast, fitness room, meeting room, wireless internet, pool, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Pets allowed.

 

Econo Lodge
3080 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-378-4976
Breakfast, wireless internet, pool, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Pets allowed.

 

Executive Inn
233 Hwighway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-1524

 

Express Inn
2500 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-335-1999

 

Greenville Extended Stay
Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-5800
Wireless internet. Microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker available upon request. Pets allowed.

 

Greenville Inn & Suites
211 South Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-6900
Breakfast, fitness room, business center, meeting room, wireless internet, pool, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. No pets.

 

Hampton Inn
1155 VFW Road, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-335-7515
Breakfast, fitness room, business center, meeting room, wireless internet, pool, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. No pets.

 

Holiday Inn Express
3090 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-5800

 

Lakeview Motel
Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-686-7525
Microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Pets allowed.

 

Levee Inn
1202 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-1511

 

Lillo’s Motel
1001 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-686-2978

 

Raceway Inn Motel
4100 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-335-7305

 

Regency Inn
2428 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-334-6900
Breakfast, fitness room, meeting room, wireless internet, pool, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Pets allowed.

 

Relax Inn
2630 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-1527

 

Rodeway Inn & Suites
2700 Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-5666

 

Rodeway Inn Downtown
137 North Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-0508
Breakfast, meeting room, wireless internet, pool, microwave upon request, refrigerator and coffee maker.