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Places to Visit in Mississippi 

By: Hannah Lee Leidy

You’re invited to take a detour from the expected, with scenic views, unique attractions, and special dining and lodging experiences you’ll find only in these places to visit in Mississippi. Plan your adventure today to experience a journey that’s anything but ordinary.


Kick of the places to visit in Mississippi with little town with history and flavor as rich as the alluvial soil of the Mississippi Delta. With something to offer each visitor, it’s no wonder why many leave captivated by Southern hospitality and charm. Come on over to Greenwood and stay awhile.


The City With Soul, is the perfect culinary destination. Home to a James Beard America’s Classic soul food restaurant, Jackson has much more to offer. Enjoy the best of authentic cuisines from Gulf seafood to Southern tamales, French patisseries to Greek eateries! Click the a link here to plan your next food adventure in Jackson.


One of the South’s next great foodie destinations, Tupelo is home to over 160 restaurants. Queen’s Reward Meadery is Mississippi’s first and only meadery. Queen’s Reward offers a unique culinary experience that can only be found in Tupelo with a wide variety of meads with Mississippi honey.

Visitors to the city can sample and purchase mead by the bottle in their tasting room. With so many unique, local restaurants to enjoy, let your mouth water by following #tupelofoodie on Instagram. Visit EAT to explore all of the scrumptious options in Tupelo.


Natchez is quickly becoming a sought-after cultural tourism destination. Known for its culture and history, the city offers more historic structures than any other location in the United States. Natchez is one of the oldest continuous settlements on the Mississippi River. Its evolution over 300 years has provided an astounding array of ways to discover and enjoy southwest Mississippi. Click here for more information about Natchez, or call 800-647-6724.


While an escape to Oxford is always in season, springtime is undeniably special. Celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Double Decker Arts Festival. Oxford’s free festival that celebrates food, music and art and is  scheduled for April 22 to 23. Combined with SEC baseball and historic double decker bus tours, there’s never a better time to visit Oxford.


A premier city in the Gulf South. Hattiesburg blends art, food, outdoor recreation, and history, making it a modern southern destination. Known as the birthplace of Rock N’ Roll, Hattiesburg’s creativity overflows. The city is home to over 200 locally owned restaurants, more than fifty vibrant public art pieces, and Mississippi’s tiniest museum.


Enjoy big city vibes amidst small town charm and outdoor beauty. With more than 150 restaurants, so much shopping at Retail Trail and outdoor activities to spare thanks to the 33,000-acre Barnett Reservoir and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Ridgeland shows visitors that good taste can have quite the adventurous side.


With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Vicksburg is home to many noted art galleries, specialty shops, and an incredible collection of outdoor art.  From world-class casinos to fascinating historic sites, Vicksburg offers an authentic Southern experience you don’t want to miss.


Located at a critical railroad junction, Corinth played a key role in the Civil War. Discover local stories at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. Also learn about the Contraband Camp providing the first steps toward freedom for the formerly enslaved.

Celebrate a local food favorite born out of necessity during the Great Depression at the annual Slugburger Festival with a World Championship Slugburger eating contest and the crowning of Miss Slugburger.

Founded at the end of the Civil War, Borroum’s Drug Store remains a local landmark. The founder’s great-granddaughter and first female pharmacist to graduate from the University of Mississippi, Camille Borroum Mitchell operates the store today ringing up sales on a 1926 cash register. Stop by and embrace the old-fashioned soda fountain that serves slugburgers and malts.

Celebrating the legacy of Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Group, the Corinth Coke Museum displays over 1,000 artifacts in its collection of authentic Coca-Cola memorabilia.

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