Experiences

EAT, STAY, PLAY: CLEVELAND

EAT, STAY, PLAY: CLEVELAND

Eat

Built in 1901, The Warehouse has carefully been restored to its original state with a rustic wood interior decorated with architectural salvage old doors, vintage signs, and movie posters. Its Southern fusion menu incorporates local flavors into classic dishes in flavorful and creative ways.

Once an actual grocery store, Airport Grocery is filled with nostalgic, antiques and collectables – many items are even for sale. Although known for their tamales, Airport Grocery has a full menu of entree choices like pasta, kabobs, steak and seafood. Their hamburgers have long been a popular menu item, joined by a range of sandwiches and salads.

Delta Meat Market is a a taste of local luxury located in the Cotton House Hotel in Cleveland, MS.

Originally opened in 2013 as a butcher shop and boutique grocer, James Beard Award-nominated Chef Cole Ellis grew the Delta Meat Market into a full-service brunch, lunch and dinner spot. Come for a meal and stay for some local luxury at the Cotton House Hotel or enjoy a night out at Bar Fontaine for an extensive list of drinks and small-plate specials.

Stay

The heart of the Mississippi Delta culture is its community, where music, food, and family are celebrated with traditions of southern hospitality and modern flair. The Cotton House embodies all those qualities with an unmistakable charm and an array of amenities, from spacious guest rooms and suites to an event space featuring over 2,800 square feet of distinctive venues for groups of all sizes.

The spacious and luxurious Lyric Hotel allows guests a place to be a part of Mississippi culture while exploring the true Delta experience. With accommodations that include an array of comfortable guest rooms and well-furnished suites, visitors can relax in this local retreat while enjoying the amenities on this 17.5 acre property, like a state-of-the-art event space, a beautiful central courtyard, and multiple on-site venues for food, drink, and live entertainment.

Play

The Mississippi Blues Trail marks notable historical sites related to the birth, growth, and influence of Blues music throughout the state. Follow the Mississippi Blues Trail to numerous sites of significance www.msbluestrail.org and scroll down for additional sites of interest.

The GRAMMY® Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, while casting a spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. Cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educating and inspiring the next generation of artists.

McCartys Pottery in nearby Merigold offers pottery made with local clay shaped in the Delta’s signature Mississippi Mud Pottery style with the trademarked wave evoking the nearby Mississippi River. Come for the pottery and stay for a slice of sweet cornbread and iced tea at The Gallery Restaurant.

On the Delta State University campus, the Bologna Performing Arts Center attracts nationally acclaimed shows from Blues to Broadway to concerts from multi-platinum artists, and the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden at Delta State has over forty outdoor pieces of unique sculptures available for fans of the visual arts.

A visit to the Martin and Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum is a great way to learn about how the blues, agriculture and a town flourished with the train line. Located in downtown Cleveland, both adults and children alike will enjoy the incredible detail, sounds and scale of the impressive “Anytown, USA.”