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.

Museum of Mississippi History

Museum of Mississippi History

Jackson   FEATURED

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The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore more than 15,000 years of state history. Throughout the galleries, visitors will explore interactive exhibits, see engaging artifacts and hear stories from people who shaped the state. The museum’s theme—One Mississippi, […]

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Jackson   FEATURED

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The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the nation. Through eight interactive exhibits, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and […]

Mississippi Museum of Art

Jackson   FEATURED

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Mississippi’s largest art museum has over 4,000 works, including the world’s largest collection by and relating to Mississippians and their diverse heritage. Many works can be seen in the permanent collection, New Symphony of Time. The Art Garden offers Wifi […]

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Located in the heart of the Delta in Indianola, the B.B. King and Delta Interpretive Center, through exhibits, tells the story of King’s life and music. “The mission of the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit […]

Hattiesburg Zoo

Hattiesburg   FEATURED

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Featuring more than 100 species of animals from around the world, the Hattiesburg Zoo is South Mississippi’s favorite family attraction. Named Best Travel Attraction of the Year by the Mississippi Tourism Association in 2017, the Zoo is also listed as […]

Ground Zero Blues Club

Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale   FEATURED

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Local blues bands, Southern eats & booze in down home club co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman. […]

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An aquarium housing over 200 species of native fish, reptiles and amphibians tells an ecological story of rivers, streams, lakes, marshes and the Mississippi Sound. “The Swamp” is home to animals including alligators, turtles and fish surrounded by native foliage. […]

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 […]

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The Jimmie Rodgers Museum showcases the legacy of the “Father of Country Music,” Jimmie Rodgers, including his music career as well as his timeless treasures and original memorabilia. Private tours are available throughout the week by appointment. […]

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; […]

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 Emmett Till Memorial Statue was unveiled in 2022, in Greenwood, near the site where the 14-year-old was abducted and lynched in 1955. Recognized as the only official statue honoring Till in the United States, the sculpture serves as a […]