You’re invited to take a detour from the expected, with scenic views, unique attractions, and special dining and lodging experiences you’ll find only in Mississippi. Plan your adventure today to experience a journey that’s anything but ordinary.
Our state is a paradise for travelers who love kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and boating. Whether you’re seeking a short excursion that’s close to the capital city or looking for a multi-day river adventure, you’ll find perfect places to paddle in Mississippi. What else would you expect from a state that’s named after our nation’s mightiest river.
Visitors to Mississippi are often surprised by the abundance of forested lands found throughout the state. But even longtime residents are struck by the natural beauty of Tishomingo State Park, with its massive rock formations, hidden waterfalls, and historic swinging bridge. It is truly not to be missed.
There are few locations in Mississippi more perfect for photo sharing than the Crosby Arboretum. The Arboretum’s stunning Pinecote Pavilion, designed by celebrated architect Fay Jones, is the centerpiece of a 700-acre native plant conservatory and education center. Make sure your phone is well-charged because you’ll want lots of pictures.
Mississippi is known for its historic B&Bs, but there are many other unique, and sometimes offbeat, lodging options found throughout the state. Mendenhall’s Johnny Knight Treehouse is just one example. Nestled in a secluded forest, the experience is straight out of a fairytale. Plan to make reservations well in advance of your trip.
While traveling in Mississippi, keep your eyes peeled for local produce stands, boiled-peanut shacks, and gas stations offering up some of the state’s best barbecue and tamales. The Tomato Place in Vicksburg is a favorite, thanks to their justifiably famous BLT sandwiches and smoothies made from every kind of fruit imaginable.