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Cleveland is one of Mississippi's must see destinations! Recognized as '' one of the 100 best small towns in America'', Cleveland offers visitors a vast array of appealing attractions, ment to satisfy all preferences and budgets, among the most favorite and popular ones being:


~> Dockery Farms, a Mecca to Blues enthusiasts and the home to Charley Patton, the ''Father of the Blues''. The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Today the site hosts a small number of private tours, lectures, and events in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Delta State University, and other academic and cultural institutions.


~> Wright Art Center Gallery, located on DSU campus, dedicated to the former Mississippi Governor Wright, known in the 1940's as a ''Friend of Education'', featuring rotating exhibits that reflect artistic developments in traditional media–drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, craft media, photography, and applied arts. The gallery is open during the academic sessions, from Monday through Friday.


~> Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum, featuring a modeltrain that entertains visitors with realistic sights, sounds, and even smells of the 70'' X17'' layout that is representative of ''Any town'', Mississippi, revealing the history and the culture of the railroad and its impact on the Mississippi Delta.


~> Great River Road State Park, bordered by the Mississippi River, offering magnificent views of the ''Father of Waters''. The focal point of the park is a 75-foot high overlook tower, which provides panoramic views of the river. Trails lead down to the river where you can walk along the sand bar on the riverside. Other recreational opportunities include fishing, picnic facilities, nature trail, RV and primitive camping.


Annual Events

Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival, celebrated in April, represents one of the most popular and most expected annual events in Cleveland.


Every year, on the 3rd Saturday, in April, local and regional artists and jazz musicians, young and old, showcase their talent, entertaining visitors, who, during this fabulous event can admire the finest paintings, sculptures and ceramics, in the region, taste delicious food, or get involved in the mnay entertaining activities offered.


In 2011, Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival is scheduled on April 16, and will feature between 80-115 exhibitors, displaying paintings, sculpture, pottery, fabric and paper designs, hand-made furniture and jewelry, including a juried fine arts show.


There will also be road races, for young and old, an extensive area just for children, live entertainment and a delicious variety of regional foods.



Among the top places to shop in Cleveland, MS, there are:


- Posh: 166 North Sharpe Avenue, Cleveland, MS.


- Simply Fashions 135: Ste F, 207 North Davis Avenue, Cleveland, MS.


- Punkin Patch: 134 North Sharpe Avenue, Cleveland, MS.


- Personalities: 154 North Sharpe Avenue, Cleveland, MS.


- Hibbett Sports: 604 North Davis Avenue, Cleveland, MS.


- Stage Stores: 415 South Street, Cleveland, MS.


- Shoe Show: 710 North Davis Avenue, Cleveland, MS.


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