Great River Road 14 – Dyersberg to Greenville

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Riding the Great River Road with Harley Grandma

About 25 southwest of Memphis is a bunch of casinos near Tunica, MS. We stopped at the visitors center and they convinced us that the best deal for lunch was a $7 buffet at one of the casinos.  Off we went to the casino for lunch. When we got there we found out that you need a players card to get the $7 buffet, otherwise it is much more expensive. We were told that to get a players card you had to go across the casino to a service counter. There was a long line of people waiting to be helped and only one person working. We opted to have lunch at the snack bar. Crappy food and $20 for lunch. The wheels fell off our lunch plans on this day.

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Bait and switch Casino I won’t name
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Sandbars along the Mississippi south of Memphis

After this casino experience we said no more meals in casinos.

We noticed something we had not seen yet on this trip, cotton fields. We have seen lots of corn and soybean fields so this was interesting for us midwesterners.


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At the town of Clarksdale we got off highway 61 and got on highway 1. This took us all the way to Greenville our stop for the night.

The river road signs that we looked for hundreds of miles
The river road signs that we looked for hundreds of miles

We arrived in Greenville late afternoon. Our hotel was right next to a large levee. I went for a walk and found a very active waterfront. It seems that there is a casino in every town on the river now. Not sure how I feel about that, we just choose to not to gamble.

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Bush in bloom, Greenville

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This old woman was fishing for dinner with a bunch of other women. She would only let me take a picture of her back. She lived in Greenville all her life and was very interesting to talk to. I wish I could have spent more time talking to her about the changes she has seen in her life. She caught her dinner and she and her friends left.

The hotel recommended a local restaurant for dinner, but it was closed. Guess what the only other place for us to eat was? The casino just over the levee was the only thing available within walking distance from the hotel. We hadn’t eaten one meal in a casino tho whole trip until today. We prefer to find a local diner or restaurant that is not a chain. Two casino snack bar meals in one day….. ugh.

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Casino in Greenville

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Greenville had a very nice downtown even though a lot of the buildings were empty.

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Greenville veterans memorial

Almost every town along the river has some sort of memorial or tribute to it’s hometown fallen soldiers.

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In the next article we visit the Duck Dynasty headquarters.

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