Like Paul Bunyan, B.B. King, Superman and Popeye - Kermit the Frog has Mississippi River roots.
In addition to being on Highway 61 and part of the “Blues Trail”, this small town of 5K people is also considered home of “The Frog”.
No, while the current Muppets show has locals furrowing their brow a little Kermit hasn’t gone all “animal formerly known as Kermit” on us.
In an odd situation (likely created by lawyers) various signs around Leland have Kermit’s name on them while others state Leland as being “The Birthplace of The Frog” - but still able to use Kermit’s likeness.
A Fun And Free Visit
This Roadside America -style attaction has a small display area with a “real” Kermit, signed photos, memorabilia from Jim Henson, a display of donated Muppet memorabilia, a gift shop, restrooms, and a photo op with “The Frog” himself.