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The Shack Up Inn

"The Ritz We Ain't"

Blues lovers making the pilgrimage to the cradle of the blues, the Mississippi Delta, should not miss the unique opportunity to experience Hopson Plantation, located only three miles from the legendary Crossroads, Highways 49 and 61, in Clarksdale. Immerse yourself in the living history you will find at Hopson. Virtually unchanged from when it was a working plantation, you will find authentic sharecropper shacks, the original cotton gin and seed houses and other outbuildings. You will glimpse plantation life, as it existed only a few short years ago. In addition, you will find one of the first mechanized cotton pickers, manufactured by International Harvester, as you stroll around the compound. Spend an evening enjoying live music at Ground Zero Blues Club or Red's Lounge, on the corner of Sunflower and MLK Street and then pass out in one of the renovated shotgun shacks or one of the newly renovated bins in the Cotton Gin. Their corrugated tin roofs and Mississippi cypress walls will conjure visions of a bygone era. Restored only enough to accommodate 21st century expectations (indoor bathrooms, heat, air conditioning, coffee maker with condiments, refrigerators and microwave in all the units), the shacks provide comfort as well as authenticity.

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Hopson Plantation Commissary

The Hopson Plantation Commissary stands today in much the same condition as in its glory days over fifty years ago. The building is full of antique and historical items which create a nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of the deep south Delta

Cotton had always required a large amount of hand labor, at one time over a million families to raise 22 million acres of cotton.

In 1935 the Hopson Plantation began a monumental changeover to become one of the first completely mechanized cotton operations in the world. In the fall of 1944, International Harvester introduced the first cotton picker on the Hopson farm making it the first in the world to grow and harvest a commercial acreage of cotton produced completely by mechanical methods.

From planting, to cultivating, to irrigating, to harvesting, to ginning, the Hopson enterprise became the showplace of Delta farming.

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Isle of Capri

777 Isle of Capri Parkway, Lula
1-800-the-isle
http://www.isleofcapricasino.com/Lula/

Coahoma County is home to Isle of Capri Entertainment Resort, which offers an astounding array of games, dining, and live entertainment. The complex features 2 hotels and 3 restaurants—Farradays’, Calypso’s, and Tradewinds Buffet, allowing a variety of dining options. Take a trip and enjoy the view of the mighty Mississippi and try your luck.

RV Sites & Expo Center

Our Expo Center and livestock facility host many events year around. There are events held and planned for the facility such as festivals, concerts, racing events, conventions, and flea markets. There are over 400 RV pads with water and electricity and some with sewer hook-ups. The facility is also available for use by the community for parties or family reunions as well as banquets. We look forward to holding livestock events also. Call 662.627.1105 for reservations.