EAT, STAY, PLAY: CLEVELAND
Built in 1901, The Warehouse has carefully been restored to its original state with a rustic wood interior decorated with architectural salvage old doors, vintage signs, and movie posters. Its Southern fusion menu incorporates local flavors into classic dishes in flavorful and creative ways.
Once an actual grocery store, Airport Grocery is filled with nostalgic, antiques and collectables – many items are even for sale. Although known for their tamales, Airport Grocery has a full menu of entree choices like pasta, kabobs, steak and seafood. Their hamburgers have long been a popular menu item, joined by a range of sandwiches and salads.
Enjoy a taste of local luxury at the Delta Meat Market. Originally opened in 2013 as a butcher shop and boutique grocer, James Beard Award-nominated Chef Cole Ellis grew the grocery into a full-service brunch, lunch and dinner spot. He is also the owner of an upscale bar and restaurant located in the Cotton House Hotel. Bar Fontaine offers small plates using locally sourced ingredients and an extensive list of cocktails, wine, and fine liquors.
The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, while casting a spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. Cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educating and inspiring the next generation of artists.
And for those looking to take home their own piece of the Delta, McCartys Pottery in nearby Merigold offers pieces made with local clay shaped in the Delta’s signature Mississippi Mud Pottery style with the trademarked wave evoking the nearby Mississippi River. Come for the pottery and stay for a slice of sweet cornbread and iced tea at The Gallery Restaurant.
On the Delta State University campus, the Bologna Performing Arts Center attracts nationally acclaimed shows from Blues to Broadway to concerts from multi-platinum artists, and the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden at Delta State has over forty outdoor pieces of unique sculptures available for fans of the visual arts.
For a fun look at Cleveland’s history, a visit to the Martin and Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum is a great way to learn about how the blues, agriculture and a town flourished with the line. Located in downtown Cleveland, this complimentary museum boasts the largest O-gauge model train in the south. Both adults and children alike will enjoy the incredible detail, sounds and scale of the impressive “Anytown, USA.”