With Ole Man Mississippi River as its western border and the Gulf of Mexico to its south, Mississippi is known for down home cookin’, Civil War sites and Southern gentility. Capital city Jackson is centrally located at the intersection of Interstates 20 and 55, with hundreds of wonderful Mississippi hotels from which to select. Visit the capitol to see one of 53 replicas of the original Liberty Bell; other popular attractions include Mynelle Gardens, Civil Right’s leader Medgar Evers’ home and a fine Planetarium.
A visit to the southern coast of the state brings you to excellent beaches, Gulf fishing, fresh seafood and Vegas style Casinos. Biloxi and Gulfport are cities which provide all these attractions; note that several casinos can also be found in tiny Tunica, located in the northwest corner of the state. The Gulf Islands National Seashore features historic forts, barrier islands to explore and every water activity imaginable.
Military sites such as Vicksburg National Military Park and Tupelo National Battlefield make Civil War days come to life. Tishomingo State Park features Appalachian foothills and the Natchez Trace Parkway running through it; this park has been inhabited by humans since 7,000 B.C.! Six National Forests give outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for camping and hiking; lakes for boating, trails for riding ATV’s and scenic rivers for floating are all found here.
Discover the real history of the birthplace of the blues along the Mississippi Blues Trail with over a hundred markers throughout the state, including Muddy Waters’s cabin and the Robert Johnson Gravesite. Mississippi is spelled F-U-N!