EAT, STAY, PLAY: VICKSBURG

February 10, 2016
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Visit Mississippi

Music & Arts



Vicksburg is a place bursting at the seams with local culture, character, art, entertainment and outdoor adventure.  With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. From four world-class casinos and upscale shopping, dining and spas to some of the most fascinating historic sites, architecture and antebellum mansions in the nation, Vicksburg offers an authentic Southern experience you don’t want to miss.

 

EAT:

Walnut Hills Restaurant offers family-style, round-table dining and classic, Southern favorites. Live blues every Friday and Saturday nights.

10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill focuses on offering fresh spins on Southern cooking, in a casual environment with the best view in the city.

The Tomato Place is known for its funky atmosphere and casual eats. This old-timey fruit stand offers home cooked food and baked goods.

LD’s Kitchen is soul-food restaurant by day, blues bar by night. The Central Mississippi Blues Society provides a veteran-heavy house band featuring King Edward, Pat Brown and Abdul Rasheed every second and fourth Tuesday.

 

STAY:

Anchuca Historic Mansion & Inn is one of Vicksburg’s oldest homes, furnished with fine antiques and art representing the late 1700s to the mid-1800s yet tailored to provide all the modern day luxuries. The inn boasts a library, café/restaurant, courtyards and a pool

Ahern’s Belle of the Bends is a circa-1876, postbellum mansion, named for the famous paddlewheel steamship that brought Teddy Roosevelt to Vicksburg in 1908. The home is embellished with unique crown moldings of Bavarian plaster and Gold Leafe and is home to exquisite antiques, many original to the bed and breakfast.

One of the four casino hotels located along the Mississippi River, offering an up-close look at the gaming action, buffets and amenities.

 

PLAY:

Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg in 1863 and includes over 1,340 monuments, markers and plaques, a 16-mile tour road, a restored Union gunboat, and a national cemetery.

Dockside casinos offer games, food and entertainment 24-hours a day, year round.

Step back in time at the Old Courthouse Museum and discover thousands of artifacts that reflect the heritage of Vicksburg from the area’s Natchez Indian tribes to the first French settlers to Civil War relics.

Stroll and shop through historic downtown Vicksburg.

Visit the Bottleneck Blues Bar at Ameristar Casino on a weekend night when the Vicksburg Heritage League and Vicksburg Blues Society host free blues shows by national artists.

 

Photo: Solly's Hot Tamales in Vicksburg.

This post was written by the staff of Visit Mississippi and highlights some of our favorite destinations. To learn about other top Vicksburg visitor attractions and to plan your trip, see www.visitvicksburg.com.

 





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