Experiences

EAT, STAY, PLAY: GREENWOOD

EAT, STAY, PLAY: GREENWOOD

This is the region that inspired a culinary tradition that rose from humble roots to seduce the most discerning palates while simultaneously comforting the soul. It attracts artists, musicians, filmmakers, craftsmen, chefs, foodies, writers, storytellers, seekers, entrepreneurs, outdoorsmen, lovers, collectors, history buffs, and adventurers. And it lives, breathes and redefines authentic Southern hospitality. Greenwood begins with a history and culture as rich and complex as the fertile alluvial soil of the Mississippi Delta.

Eat

The Crystal Grill has been family-owned-and-operated since 1933, is a Top 10 restaurant by the Clarion Ledger, and has been featured by both the Food Network and "Southern Living." Features Delta classics like the cutlet, broiled gulf shrimp, and Lemon pepper catfish.

Fan and Johnny's is a downtown Greenwood establishment featuring an elegant menu of locally sourced ingredients and creative takes on Southern classics. The casual atmosphere and art-adorned walls help add to a memorable dining experience.

Giardina's atmosphere is old world elegance in a laid-back “Delta casual” setting featuring premier steaks, seafood and Italian cuisine. Guests can enjoy fine dining in one of fourteen private booths or the large dining room which opens onto the courtyard.

Stay

The Alluvian is more than just a hotel, it’s a landmark of the Mississippi Delta region, featuring 45 luxurious rooms, five expansive suites, and four lofts fit for any length of stay. Guests will find an environment saturated in the colors and flavors of the Delta, with an irresistible list of amenities and boasting an array of venues, from fine dining at Giardina's Restaurant to a relaxing therapeutic experience at The Alluvian Spa.

Situated along the Tallahatchie River, just a few miles outside of town, is a space where travelers can seek out the spirit of the Blues on the land where it first took root. Tallahatchie Flats guests can get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world in these cozy farmhouses and relax on an old wood porch or experience the rain on a tin roof while resting in one of these updated traditional Delta homes.

Play

Come experience the original Viking Cooking School in Viking’s hometown of Greenwood! Students at the Viking Cooking School enjoy demonstration or hands-on lessons about everything from pizza to sushi from expert instructors and notable chefs in a complete Viking kitchen.

Downtown Greenwood features an array of historic landmarks and early 20th-century architecture. From the Art Deco masterpiece City Hall to the Fountain Building that once held the largest department store in the Delta, there's a little bit of everything for visitors to explore

Greenwood has a unique selection of merchants offering a variety of shopping opportunities from antiques to boutique items and one-of-a-kind gifts.  Local shops are brimming with beautiful home decor, artisan crafted items unique to Mississippi, and the trendiest fashions hot off the runways.

The story of Robert Johnson has been ingrained in Blues lore for generations. Johnson spent his early years drifting from Delta plantation to plantation, being influenced by various blues musicians. A gravestone was erected at the Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Money Road north of Greenwood.