Travel: Top Places To Visit In Mississippi
Vicksburg National Military Park:
This park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg. First things first, plan out your entire day’s visit by going to the visitor center. This is why, the park includes:
- 1,325 historic monuments and markers
- 20 miles of historic trenches and earthworks
- 16- mile tour road
- 12.5 mile walking trail
- 2 antebellum homes
- 144 emplaces cannons
- The restored gunboat USS Cairo
- The Grant’s Canal site, where the Union Army attempted to build a canal to let their ships bypass Confederate artillery fire
- The Vicksburg National Cemetery with 18,244 interments
The Vicksburg National Military Park is an amazing place to visit and will give you a greater appreciation for American History.
Location: 3201 Clay St. Vicksburg, MS
The Museum of Natural Science:
This museum is a 73,000- square foot complex that has exciting exhibits, nature trails and an open amphitheater. Here you will enjoy going to the Monsters of the Deep exhibit, the huge 1,700- square foot greenhouse aptly called The Swamp, while the kids will also enjoy going to the interactive aquarium where they can handle live marine creatures and learn how to conserve and appreciate the environment.
Location: 2148 Riverside Dr. Jackson, MS
Natchez Trace Parkway:
The Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the top attractions in Mississippi. It is a 444- mile drive of beautiful scenery with amazing landscapes where American Indians settled over 10,000 years ago. Different fun activities you can do is go biking, horseback riding and even camping.
Location: 2680 Natchez Trace Pkwy Tupelo, MS
Elvis Presley Birthplace:
This is a great way to really get to know more about the iconic superstar Elvis Presley. The tour is really cool and takes you to where the star was born. This is then followed by visiting the Elvis Presley Museum where you can view a lot of the personal collections of Elvis’s longtime friend Janelle McComb. After the tour you can stop by the gift shop and take some awesome souvenirs home with you.
Location: 306 Elvis Presley Dr. Tupelo, MS
If you love watching theater performances and musicals this is the perfect place for you. Riley Center has amazing stage plays at their state-of-the-art theater.
Location: 2200 5th St. Meridian, MS
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