Greyhound bus lines does make a stop in the city (typically en route from Yazoo City, MS on the Delta Bus Lines). Bus schedules do vary, so be very flexible with your schedule if this is your mode of transportation. Also, bus service is limited, so you will not find a ticketing office or a enclosed bus stop in the city.
There is not a train network in Belzoni; however, the closest rail network from Belzoni is at Greenwood, MS which is about 34 miles (about 55 kilometers) northeast of Belzoni. Be sure to check Amtrak's web page for details. You should also seriously consider renting a car while you're there in Greenwood at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as there is not an established public transportation system in Mississippi. Keep in mind, you'll need a major credit card, be at least 18 years of age, and a valid ID to rent a car.
There is not an established public transit system in the Delta region of Mississippi (or the entire state of Mississippi for that matter), so you should either consider arranging transportation prior to your visit, or rent a car at one of the regional airports if you are flying into Mississippi. The closest regional airport from Belzoni is in Greenville, MS (approximately 50 miles / 80.46 Kilometers northwest of the city).
It's a very small farming town deep in the Mississippi Delta region, but not so small that you would wouldn not want to try walk around the city. Typically, you would have to travel about the city in a private automobile. There is not a public bus or a taxi service in this small town.
Cotton, soybeans, and catfish farms as far as the eye can see.
Visit the annual World Catfish Festival (which occurs every April), which entails a fried catfish eating contest, local music bands, and the crowning of Miss. Catfish. It's an interesting slice of life to see if you happen to be in the area.
It's a small farming town that earns it's living on cotton, soybeans, and catfish. There's really not much too purchase to here, but you might be able to purchase some catfish souvenirs during the annual festival. Mostly people in the area visit the city for the catfish festival, and some blues music enthusiasts may drive by to get a glimpse of the small delta town looking for a juke joint.
You cannot go wrong with staples of fried catfish, baked biscuits, and boiled turnip greens.
There is not a beverage that is unique to this area, but you should try the sweet tea if you'd like. Be prepared to drink tea that is typically by far much sweeter than you may be accustom to. Those who do not like extremely sweet tea may want to ask for unsweetened tea, and just add sugar to their tastes.
During the warmer months of the year, you should seriously consider using mosquito repellent with a high DEET concentration. This may help reduce the opportunity of becoming infected with the West Nile virus  that is transmitted by mosquitoes. In the Delta region, mosquitoes are awful during the summer months.
In the event you require emergency medical attention, there is a very small county hospital (government owned) in the city. The hospital is called Humphreys County Memorial Hospital, and it is located at 500 Ccc (no that is not a typo) Road (nearby the intersection of Rose Drive and Virgina Street).
- Esquire Inn, 14880 US Highway 49 (662) 247-1763
It's the same way you came into this small delta farming town. If you do not have a car, be prepared to use the Delta Bus Line service, or walk for a very long distance to the next city.
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