Attractions

Attractions in Mississippi

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Whenever you begin to plan a trip, a lot of time and energy goes into figuring out how you’re going to make the most of every day. Once you’ve found a place to stay, it’s time to find things to do. If you’re traveling somewhere you’ve never been before, local experiences can truly make for a memorable getaway. When visiting Mississippi, you’ll be constantly surrounded by art, culture, food, history, and music. The Magnolia State is one of those places where all these things come together to create a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t soon forget. At Visit Mississippi, we have everything you need to know about must-see local attractions you won’t want to miss.

Family-Friendly Activities

Museums are a great way for the family to fill the day with excitement and educational entertainment. While Mississippi is home to many museums featuring music and fine art, other family-friendly attractions will appeal to younger travelers. Some of these attractions include:

If you’re staying on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you’ll definitely want to spend an afternoon at the Mississippi Aquarium. With dozens of exhibits and fun activities for children of all ages, the Mississippi Aquarium is a great place to spend the day alongside your favorite aquatic animals. The aquarium also runs a special program that takes children on day-long excursions collecting scientific samples on one of the nearby islands. Live shows and other special events occur throughout the year.

Another must-visit attraction is the Mississippi Museum of Natural Sciences in Jackson. Operating through the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, this museum hosts some of the most fascinating exhibits. Local wildlife is on display, including white-tailed deer and certain species of waterfowl, and there’s also a wall of fossils to explore. The museum is home to over 200 live species of animals, and it has a 100,000-gallon aquarium network, some of which is used for rotating exhibits. There are special events throughout the year and the museum’s auditorium brings the newest natural discoveries directly to you.

Tour Mississippi’s Popular Locations

Mississippi is ripe with art, music, food, and history, and there are special trails marked throughout the state indicating points of interest. Many people come to visit the hometowns of famous blues artists, while others want to walk the same streets as civil rights activists. With landmarks dedicated to the preservation of Mississippi’s past, a piece of history is usually right around the corner.

Whichever trail you find yourself on, you’ll never be too far from shopping areas or casinos. Experience some of the world’s best cuisine, find souvenirs to take home with you, and test your luck on the gaming floors. These lively locations, always buzzing with activity, appeal to travelers far and wide.

Find More Exciting Attractions in Mississippi

See what’s new in the state while planning your visit. Whether you’re looking for attractions for the kids or attractions for you and your friends, Visit Mississippi can help you plan the perfect trip. Contact us today.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Jackson, MS  FEATURED

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 alligators, turtles and fish surrounded by native foliage. The 300-acre […]

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Mississippi Aquarium

Gulfport, MS  FEATURED

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

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Mississippi Braves Baseball

Pearl, MS  FEATURED

The Mississippi Braves, or M-Braves as they are referred to locally, are a minor league baseball team based in Pearl, Mississippi, a suburb of Jackson. The team is the Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, and plays in the […]

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Hattiesburg Zoo

Hattiesburg, MS  FEATURED

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 the #1 thing to do in Hattiesburg by TripAdvisor. So what […]

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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Jackson, MS  FEATURED

Named one of the Top 10 “Most Amazing Baseball Museums in America” by ESPN, the museum contains an array of sports-related, interactive exhibits. Touch-screen television kiosks allow museum visitors to access archival footage, achievement data, biographical information and more than […]

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Montrose and the Montrose Museum

Holly Springs, MS  FEATURED

Montrose is a two-story columned Greek Revival home built as a wedding present for the daughter of Alfred Brooks. It is now operated by the Holly Springs Garden Club as a house museum. The arboretum contains over 50 different specimens […]

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