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Old 07-02-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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I have spoken with people who have made a vacation out of following the Blue's Trail. Maybe there are people who would come here just to visit this. I don't know. If I were interested in such things, then maybe I would make a vacation out of it. Just because it's not something I want to see, doesn't mean it's not important to other groups of people.

I just hope that they didn't invest all of this money in this hoping for a big tourist boom, and then they all end up with egg on their face. If it brings in money great, but if it doesn't just a waste of tax payer dollars.
All about the marketing, and doing it as a team, in conjunction with sites all over the state.
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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I think you are wrong. I think people from up north would love to spend a week in MS and feel self righteous about themselves. All while spending a lot of money.

If we could handle the ego part of it, MS could profit handsomely from its history.
Very people are coming to MS for the Blues or Civil Rights History.

Think of the people you know, east or west, north or south. Vacays are mostly centered around fun; beach mountains, amusements parks, gambling, golf, camping, hiking, snow skiing, sporting events, lakes, drinking, shopping, partying, etc.

If you are interested in education or history, there are much better places than the few museums (including the ones coming online next year) in MS.
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Old 07-02-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Madison, MS
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A water park would be a bigger draw than another boring museum
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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I wouldn't go so far as to call museums boring. Of course, some (like the Smithsonian) are better than others.

The new museums will initially have big crowds in the days and weeks following the opening, and then level off to whatever the normal daily crowd will be.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:59 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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If it's a good museum, it can help with the state's image - but it has to be set up and marketed just right. Perhaps in the theme of learning from history, not to mention reminding future generations that there was a time when not all people were treated equally. It seems to me that if Germany can own up to a history MUCH worse than slavery and Jim Crow, this country should be able to own up to our unsavory aspects.

Plus, Jackson isn't that far from New Orleans, and in fact smack on the route from New Orleans to Memphis. Plus people in the Central Plains states go through Jackson to get to 30-A and such (I know because during the summer, half the cars on US 65 in in NE La are from the Plains states and Arkansas).
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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Plus, Jackson isn't that far from New Orleans, and in fact smack on the route from New Orleans to Memphis. Plus people in the Central Plains states go through Jackson to get to 30-A and such (I know because during the summer, half the cars on US 65 in in NE La are from the Plains states and Arkansas).
Yep, and to get more specific, the Highway 61 corridor, with a few off shoots here and there to other potential museums. Tie that in with the Natchez Trace and there you go.

The Coast obviously survives on its own.

The rest of my ideas surround outdoor recreation, mainly hunting/fishing.
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