Attractions in Mississippi

When visiting Mississippi, you’re constantly surrounded by art and culture, food, history, and music. The Magnolia State is one of those rare places where all these things come together to create a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t soon forget. What’s your pleasure – family-friendly attractions like zoos, the Mississippi Aquarium, and history museums? Casino nightlife? Or maybe a trip to the beach? You’ll find all that and more in Mississippi.

For more information about Mississippi’s best attractions, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

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When your travel plans bring you near Gulfport, be sure to set aside time to visit the Mississippi Aquarium. One of the most popular attractions in the area, it offers the additional benefit of being located right on the Gulf […]

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, MS   FEATURED

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Commemorating one of the Civil War’s pivotal campaigns, Vicksburg National Military Park is arguably Mississippi’s most renowned historical attraction. Confederate President Jefferson Davis himself referred to Vicksburg as the “nailhead that holds the South’s two halves together,” and there’s no […]

Hattiesburg Pocket Museum

Hattiesburg, MS   FEATURED

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The Hattiesburg Pocket Museum is Mississippi’s tiniest and most unique museum. Located in the alley behind the Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg, the museum’s centerpiece is a frequently updated window display that’s surrounded by fanciful miniature scenes, murals, and street […]

INFINITY Science Center

Pearlington MS, MS   FEATURED

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From the moment you arrive at INFINITY, you will be caught up in the excitement of discovery! Located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, INFINITY Science Center is a non-profit science museum that also serves as the official visitor center for NASA […]

MS Children's Museum Meridian
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The Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian is a state-of-the-art museum focusing on early childhood learning through play. The museum features a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits that fuel young imaginations, plus a variety of workshops and other programs to […]

Tupelo Buffalo Park

Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo

Tupelo, MS   FEATURED

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The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo is a zoo located in Tupelo, Mississippi. At 175 acres, it is the largest zoo in the state of Mississippi. A large herd of American bison roam the park. More than 260 animals can […]

Cycling on the Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace Parkway

Tupelo, MS   FEATURED

Stretching from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, the Natchez Trace is the crown jewel of Mississippi’s scenic roadways. The 444-mile recreational road is managed by the National Park Service and is truly unlike any other scenic route in the country, […]

The MAX Meridian
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The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (The MAX) is a museum that highlights Mississippi artists and celebrates the contributions of arts and entertainment luminaries in every artistic discipline. The museum has five permanent galleries of exhibits and two spaces for changing exhibits. Audio […]

Eudora Welty
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Welty, born in 1909, was a writer of international acclaim. Her home is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most intact literaryhomes in the country. The garden is beautifully reconstructed to the1925-1945 period. House tours are guided only; […]

Rowan Oak

Rowan Oak

Oxford, MS

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Rowan Oak, also known as William Faulkner House, is William Faulkner’s former home in Oxford, Mississippi. It is a primitive Greek Revival house built in the 1840s by Robert Sheegog. Faulkner purchased the house when it was in disrepair in […]

This 40-acre complex, located in the heart of the city, brings to life Mississippi’s rich agricultural heritage. A 40,000-square-foot Heritage Center traces the history of agriculture and forestry through an extensive collection of artifacts and lifelike exhibits. Outside, the Fortenberry-Parkman […]

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The award-winning Mississippi Children’s Museum provides hands-on and engaging exhibits and programs for all children and their families. Visitors can explore the cultural arts, literacy, health, nutrition, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and Mississippi history throughout their 50,000-square-foot facility. The latest […]