Nature Tours & Museums

In Mississippi, you can still trace the trails where dinosaurs once roamed, the first Native American settlers created thriving agricultural societies and explorers like Hernando DeSoto heralded the arrival of European civilization. The history of Mississippi is more than people, places and historic events. Mississippi’s natural history is carefully collected and preserved through its many museums and conservatories. Simply choose your era, and take a stroll through time. The nature museums of Mississippi are perfect for family outings offering visitors of all ages an exciting glimpse into the flora and fauna of our state from its earliest beginnings to the present day.

From the Gulf Coast, to the woods, hills and plains that lie to the north, the lure of nature can be felt throughout the state, calling anyone with a love for natural splendor. While much of our state is open for you to explore on your own, our guides and professional experts can help you find hidden gems and remote vistas that are waiting off the beaten trail.  With each excursion—from in-depth trail hikes to seafaring coastal exploration—our tours, charters and festivals will ensure a great time for all.

  • Dixie National Rodeo

    February 6 - February 12

    Champion cowboys from all over the world compete for big jackpots at the annual Dixie National Rodeo at the Mississippi Coliseum. The best of the best of bull fighters, ropers, rodeo clowns, barrel racers and bull-doggers come out in droves and keep crowds entertained with fast-paced action and antics. Rodeo Events include: Bareback Bronc Riding, …

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  • Downtown Laurel Chili Cook-Off

    February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 8:00 pm

    Laurel Main Street kicks off each new year with the annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off! The event takes place the second Saturday in February and is held on the 500 block of Central Avenue, downtown with music, beverages (coke products & beer), and teams competing to be the winner. All entries are cooked …

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  • Mississippi Blues Marathon

    February 29 @ 7:00 am - February 29 @ 7:00 pm

    The 13th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon will take place on February 29, 2020, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city. With live music before, after, and throughout the course, the Mississippi Blues Marathon proves to be one-of-a-kind. Challenge yourself with the marathon or half-marathon, or take things a little easier with our 10, or 5k. You …

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