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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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Featured Event

7th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Music Festival

November 22  | Southaven
6:30 pm  |  $65-$135

MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly, the Isley Brothers, Fantasia and Reuben Studdard. Doors open at 5:30pm. 

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Tailgating Goes Above & Beyond at the University of Mississippi: Oxford, MS
New York Times
Tailgating is an elevated experience at Ole Miss: "In many tents, food is served on silver trays, drinks splash through fountains and chandeliers hang from the metal supports. Fur coats abound. Jackets, ties and cowboy boots are common. Prominent chefs are hired to cater meals, and chicken is a favored entree."

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Dream Town: Ocean Springs
Coastal Living Magazine

"This hamlet on the Gulf is a confluence of Southern charm, thriving new businesses, and a stellar arts scene." Ocean Springs is Coastal Living’s featured Dream Town in its November 2014 issue.


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10Best: Delta Hot Tamale Fest
USA Today

USA Today selected the Delta Hot Tamale Fest as one of the 10 best festivals in the South. The festival takes place every October in Greenville, the Hot Tamale Capital of the World. 


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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