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Welcome to Visit Mississippi

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our new official tourism website for the state of Mississippi. It highlights the many things that you can see and do in the Magnolia State, whether you’re looking to hear live Delta blues music, eat some down-home Southern cooking, or take a breathtaking outdoor adventure. We hope that the new visitmississippi.org will make it easy to plan your trip. Read on for the Top 5 Things To Do on the new website, and come see us soon!

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Greetings from the Governor

Welcome to the great state of Mississippi! Every region offers one-of-a-kind experiences that you can’t get anywhere else. We relish life in Mississippi and want to share our passion with you through song, literature, food and art...

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Come On Down, Y 'all

Request a FREE printed or digital 2014 Mississippi tour guide that is full of ideas for planning your trip. You can also order free maps and other helpful travel materials.

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Mississippi Homecoming

It’s a year long, state-wide celebration of the people, the places, the music, arts, food and culture that make Mississippi unlike any other place on Earth. If you love the blues, this is where it all began. If you love real southern cooking, this is where you need to be. If you love Mississippi's great writers, artists and actors – the creative ambassadors of real Southern culture – this is the place for you. Explore a full listing of events and come on down!

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Events in Mississippi

There's always a plethora of events going on in Mississippi at any time of year. From blues, to history, and more - you can always find free and family-friendly one of a kind experiences here.

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City Guide: Jackson, MS
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Jacksonian and designer Shana Bearden’s city guide highlights what makes the capital city so unique: its strong arts community, cultural heritage, and plenty of outstanding food and drink. The guide includes several timeless attractions, as well as a few new arrivals.

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Weekends Away: Ocean Springs
Country Roads Magazine
White sand beaches, local art galleries, and fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood…Ocean Springs has them all. Travel writer Tracey Minkin shares why these charms, as well as the “offbeat and resolute spirit” of this seaside town, made her want to move there.

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Camping Road Trip: Natchez Trace Parkway

For the nature and outdoors enthusiast, there’s no place like the Natchez Trace Parkway. It crisscrosses three states for 444 miles, 300 of which are in Mississippi. Along the way, you can enjoy a number of activities, from cycling to fishing, and see a wealth of natural and cultural landmarks. This five-day itinerary highlights the must-sees on your trip.

Save Your Interests

As you explore all the great things throughout the site, take a moment to save items that interest you. We will store your selected interests in the Trip Planner tool. Visit your saved interests by clicking "My Trips" at the top of the page.

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Trip Planner

The perfect tool you need for planning a trip to Mississippi. Explore interests and save to an itinerary just for you.

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