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EAT, STAY, PLAY: VICKSBURG

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 history with exciting modern-day attractions. From four world-class casinos and upscale shopping, dining and spas to some of the most fascinating historic sites, and classical architecture in the nation, Vicksburg offers an authentic Southern experience you don’t want to miss.

Eat

Walnut Hills Restaurant Family-style dining in a classical setting. The handsome old house on Adams St. has a tradition of comfort and Southern cuisine. The tables are set with whiskey bottles filled with homemade hot pepper sauce, and the cayenne-laced fried chicken is some of the world's best.

10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill is a casual rooftop bar and grill overlooking the beautiful historic downtown with spectacular views of the Mississippi River, Yazoo Diversion Canal and Centennial Lake. The area's only "open air" grill with a full bar featuring burgers, sandwiches, barbecue meats, seafood and classic Southern specialties.

Hidden under the guise of a roadside produce stand, The Tomato Place is a Caribbean/New Orleans-themed "funky little shack". Full menu including salads, signature sandwiches and po'boys, and lunches featuring in-season vegetable sides. You haven't had a BLT until you've tried the Tomato Place BLT made with a "Real Tomato."

Stay

Anchuca | Historic Mansion and Inn

1010 First East Street

Vicksburg, MS 39183

(601) 661-0111

Tara Lodge

6791 Eagle Lake Shore Rd.

Vicksburg MS 39183

(601) 279-4261

Play

The Vicksburg National Military Park is an opportunity to experience and understand a vital battlefield in the American Civil War. Because Vicksburg is centrally located on the Mississippi River, the city and surrounding areas were vital territory. Visitors today can learn about those events and walk the grounds where so many fought.

Step back in time at the Old Court House 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.

Come take a stroll and shop through historic Downtown Vicksburg. Home to a diverse range of attractions, from immersive museums to delicious local restaurants, Vicksburg’s historic downtown district offers an excellent opportunity to make the most of a relaxing day spent with friends and family.