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Express Way: Terrace Views and Mile-High Pie

Greenwood, Mississippi’s Southern charm takes groups to new heights

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then you are in luck. The team at Destinations is not only excited to display the photos on this page, but we are also thrilled to offer links to more photos as well as virtual tours that help us tell the story of Greenwood, Miss., far beyond what we have room for on these pages. 

the Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, Mississippi
The Alluvian Hotel is conveniently located in historic downtown Greenwood, Miss., and is right across the street from the Viking Cooking School.

Nestled in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Greenwood is home to Civil Rights history, legendary bluesmen, diverse shopping, Southern cooking, and fine architecture like The Alluvian Hotel. The anchor of downtown Greenwood, the Magnolia State’s most celebrated hotel is a luxury boutique destination that is something you must see to believe. Just ask Ashley Farmer, executive director of the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Emmett Till statue in Mississippi
The Emmett Till statue at Rail Spike Park commemorates the Chicago teen’s murder that sparked America’s Civil Rights Movement.

“Named after the alluvial plain of the Delta and recreated from the 1917 Hotel Irving, The Alluvian features 50 custom-furnished guest rooms, a spa featuring Delta-inspired services, an award-winning art collection by Mississippi artists, and more,” says Farmer. “Groups will enjoy a complimentary Southern buffet breakfast each morning, happy hour and live music in the lobby every Thursday evening, and Tuesdays on the Terrace in the spring and fall.” Walk through the grand lobby, check out the views from a Terrace Suite, and step into the charming courtyard when you take a 360-degree virtual tour available at visitgreenwood.com/stay

Located just a block away from the boutique hotel, the Greenwood CVB offers motorcoach groups step-on, guided tours of the area’s numerous historical and cultural sites. In fact, did you know Greenwood has more history per mile than any other city in Mississippi? Begin your tour at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta, where you’ll view the largest collection of Native American trade beads in the Southern U.S., learn about the area’s military history, and more. Get a sneak peek at visitgreenwood. com/experience. Continue your tour with stops along the Freedom Trail and Blues Trail, where distinctive markers honor significant places and faces such as Baptist Town, Emmett Till, B.B. King, Furry Lewis, Robert Johnson, and more. 

To satisfy your culinary passions—and your appetite—the Viking Cooking School entertains groups of up to 50 with cooking demonstrations, while smaller groups can get a hands-on lesson from Viking’s expert chefs. (Reservations are required at least three months in advance.) 

four women baking
Greenwood is home to the original Viking Cooking School and Retail Store. Visit viking-cooking-school.myshopify.com to shop everything you need for entertaining.

For a complete list of itineraries and experiences, go to visitgreenwood.com/ itineraries. For help planning your group visit or to customize your tour, contact Farmer at (662) 453-9197 or ashley@visitgreenwood.com. “Group favorites include The Help Tour, which takes fans to locations where the movie was filmed during the spring and summer of 2010, and the Delta Blues and Civil Rights Tour,” says Farmer. “And you can’t leave town without tasting the James Beard-nominated dishes at group-friendly Fan and Johnny’s or indulging in a piece of world-famous mile-high pie at the Crystal Grill.” 

visitgreenwood.com | (662) 453-9197 

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