New Exhibits Open at Tunica RiverPark and Museum

New Exhibits Open at Tunica RiverPark and Museum

Residents can find something new to love at the Tunica Riverpark and Museum. Five new exhibits are officially open for business.
TUNICA, MS (localmemphis.com) - Residents can find something new to love at the Tunica Riverpark and Museum. Five new exhibits are officially open for business.

Take a break from the casinos and grab the family; there's more for the kids at the museum's newest exhibits.

Webster Franklin, President & CEO of the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, said, "We built two new interactive exhibits. One a diorama where you spin a wheel and you can actually go and find different animals that are located behind the Mississippi River levee. The other one is Mississippi Indian mounds. A lot of people drive down the side of the road and see them and don't even know what's inside of them so we built an exhibit children can play in."

Along with two kid-friendly exhibits, three other new exhibits pay homage to Mississippi's past.

"We've added a couple of new exhibits, 'From Plantation to Prosperity,' which is an African American exhibit about the Mountain Bayou in Mississippi, and the way an all African American family formed it in the 1800s," said Franklin.

Delta artists also play a part in the museum's latest renovations. It's a history lesson and a fun outing for the entire family.

"This is the perfect place to come and learn a little bit more about the ecosystem that the Mississippi River has provided," said Franklin.

Two exhibits are still on the drawing board, including one that will showcase the May 2011 flooding in Tunica.
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