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Delta-style family fun could include the indoors, the outdoors, alpacas, Native Americans, or even America’s favorite Muppet.

 

Birthplace of Kermit the Frog

Highway 82 at Deer Creek, Leland, MS • 662-686-7383

Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Muppet creator Jim Henson was born in Greenville and raised in Stoneville, just west of Leland. As a child, he spent hours playing along the banks of Deer Creek. It was here that Henson dreamed of and created the character of Kermit the Frog. A visit to Kermit’s birthplace is filled with the fun and creativity of Jim Henson and all his Muppet friends. The exhibit building also operates as a Washington County Welcome Center.

Black Bayou Super Speedway

3811 Black Bayou Road • Leland, MS 38756 • 662-822-4824

All the fun you can imagine in R/C Cars & Monster Truck Racing, visit Black Bayou Super Speedway!

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Delta Paintball Park

4412 Highway 82 & Anne Drive-In, Leland, MS 38756 • 662-820-0067 • fax: 662-686-7223

Whether for birthday parties, church groups, or corporate outings, Delta Paintball Park has enough rental equipment for your largest group, including plenty of picnic tables and a large awning.

Diamond Jim’s Arcade (Greenville Mall)

1651 Martin Luther King Boulevard South, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-334-6627

Geocaching

Greenville-Washington county has over 50 geocaching locations for your family to find. Brush up on your regional history so you can find these locations.

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Greenville Garden Club Cypress Preserve

Cypress Lane Road, off Highway 82 East, Greenville, MS 38701

Open Dawn to Dusk

Directions: The Preserve is on U.S. Highway 82 West at Cypress Lane. It is one-half mile from the Mississippi Welcome Center, and a few miles from the bridge that crosses the Mississippi River. Greenville Cypress Preserve is a sixteen acre tract of land that protects three stands of ancient Cypress trees. There is an open pavillion and walking trail on site. By an observation deck with signage, the trail goes through the open meadow and over the slough, and through the mixed woodlands.
Since the late 1930s, the Greenville Garden Club has worked to save the Cypress Preserve. Now the preserve is a memorable experience that showcases the magnificence and magic of this tract of virgin cypress trees, which have graced this area for more than 100 years. Visit their website for more information on this unique preserve.

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Greenville Municipal Golf Course

465 Base Golf Road, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-4079

Located at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport, the Greenville Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole championship course rated 70.8 for men and 72.7 for women with a slope ratio of 116. Please call for tee times and green fees.

Greenville Speedway Racing

Greenville, MS • 662-822-7071

Contact: Wesley Washington
Contact: Wesley Washington
SATURDAY NIGHT RACING, GATES OPEN AT 4:00 PM, RACES START AT 7:30 PM. Gumbo clay track for all Late Model, Crate/Late Model, Modifieds, Hobby, Pure Street, Mini Stock, and Stingers.

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Greenville Waterfront and Levee

Greenville’s waterfront is a beautiful recreation site for many events. Located just over the levee on the banks of Lake Ferguson, it’s home to two of Greenville’s casinos and has hosted many national and regional boat tournaments. Greenville’s waterfront has two boat ramps open all year for access to Lake Ferguson and accommodates seasonal duck hunting, sport fishing, or just fun on the water.

Nelco Movie Theater

600 Cinema Drive, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-6301 • 662-335-5530 (for showtimes)

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Oliver Alpaca Farm

3843 Highway 82 West (5.3 miles West of Welcome Center), Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-344-1205

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy viewing and feeding these domesticated cousins of the camel and llama from a railed feeding deck in the rear of the gift shop.

Riverbelle Lanes, Inc.

800 Highway 1 South, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-0500

Bowling and family activities

Winterville Indian Mounds and Museum

2415 Highway 1 North, Winterville • 662-334-4684 • Fax: 662-378-5559

Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Directions: Winterville Mounds is located on Mississippi Highway 1, six miles north of intersection of Highway 82 and Highway 1 in Greenville, Mississippi.

A National Historic Landmark, the Indian Mounds at Winterville constitute one of North America’s most significant pre-Columbian archeological sites. Twelve mounds, including the massive 55-foot-tall Temple Mound, contrast dramatically with the flat Delta landscape. The on-site museum tells the story of an advanced North American civilization that once thrived in this location from about A.D. 1000 to 1450.

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