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The Crossroad

Crossroads of 61 and 49, Clarksdale, MS 38614
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Touch the Pole

There has been a lot said about the crossroad and I finally got to see it up close. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samuel R
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Play the guitar, you gotta see it

The story of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil in order to play a mean guitar is pretty... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
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Crossroads of 61 and 49, Clarksdale, MS 38614
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"robert johnson"
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"photo opportunity"
in 7 reviews
"actual location"
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"traffic island"
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"road junction"
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"nice photo op"
in 2 reviews
"busy junction"
in 2 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"take photos"
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"play the guitar"
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"pay homage"
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"blues fans"
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"blues highway"
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"small town"
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"blues history"
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"devil"
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"soul"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There has been a lot said about the crossroad and I finally got to see it up close. The intersection is a little busy, so keep your head about you.

Thank Samuel R
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

The story of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil in order to play a mean guitar is pretty well known. The crossroads is just that, two roads cross and there are two guitars on a tall pole. The traffic is pretty tough so...More

1  Thank Begonia3
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

A tourist must I suppose but considering the crossroads myth and conjecture of the actual location, this is a bit of a tourist curio but fun all the same. It’s in the middle of an intersection so don’t get run over taking a pic.

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing it. It is simply the cross point of two highways. The legend about Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil in order to play the guitar better than anyone else is interesting.

Thank Shelley R
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Most visitors would know the history of Robert Johnson selling his soul to the devil but it is still difficult to imagine this crossroads of 2 major highways being the stuff of legend. However as others have said, you can't come to Clarksdale and not...More

Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Best to read up on the history of the Crossroads before your trip or else you'll be scratching your head going, "Yeah, so?" And certain song lyrics will mean much more to you too! Very cool thing to see, although we were slightly disappointed that...More

Thank lyrix428
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is really just the intersection of 2 highways, unless you know the history behind the place. Supposedly, a blues musician met the devil here and made a pact for his soul. The sign is really well done, but you might miss it if you...More

1  Thank MonroeLouisiana
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A destination for blues fans as it claims to be the crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil, but Internet searching will show you that there are several 'crossroads' that could fit the bill. Which is the real one? Who knows.... However,...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

It may not be the real thing, but it's still a hoot and a half to have your picture taken here (or to watch others risk their lives getting through traffic to the photo spot).

1  Thank cdevries1
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It was interesting sight to see the guitars at the crossroads. So many stories have been written and movies made it might be possible, it might not, it was worth the trip.

Thank FutureKelly
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