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Mississippi Things to Do

  • Hurricane Katrina Memorial

    Biloxi Things to Do

    The Hurricane Katrina Memorial is a moving tribute to the casualties of that infamous storm. The Memorial stands 12' high - approximately the height of the storm surge that came through Biloxi. It is comprised of a tile mosaic depicting a wave, a glass case containing various items found in destroyed buildings, and a black marble wall listing the...

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  • Beach

    Biloxi Things to Do

    before the arrival of the gambling industry to biloxi the beach was the main tourist attraction in town. this white sand beach runs about 25 miles from biloxi to gulfport. there are numerous free parking spaces along the beach. the beach is on the mississippi sound and the water is very shallow. if you are a beach aficionado you will be disapointed...

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  • Lighthouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Biloxi Things to Do

    You can take A free tour of this smallish lighthouse mondays thru saturdays at 9, 9:15 and 9:30 am...just show up no reservations---adults $5 students $2 It is In the middle of Hiway 90 at Porter Avenue. 57 steps and an 8 rung ladder thru a hatch door....

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  • Beauvoir

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Biloxi Things to Do

    Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery contains 771 souls that are buried here that contain Confederate Veterans and their wives. Each of the graves are numbered. Jefferson Davis father is buried here too. Samuel Emory Davis that was born in Georgia in 1756. He served as a major in the militia of Lincoln County, Georgia during the American Revolution. He...

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  • Beau Rivage Casino

    4 out of 5 stars

    Biloxi Things to Do

    The two nicest (and for my $, most fun) casinos in the area sit next to each other. One is Beau Rivage. This is a former Wynn casino, now part of the MGM/Mirage system. It is very similar in feel and design to the Bellagio - including the beautiful check in area. What's more - it also is home to a truly awesome buffet (please see my dining tips.) I...

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  • Treasure Bay Casino

    Biloxi Things to Do

    Treasure Bay Casino, what an awesome sight, whether is it night or daylight, as you see this huge ship projecting out from this building. I prefer the night look, with the lights shinning on the water, captivating your vision. Driving at night, you can see this for miles, your mind at first wondering what it is. Casino's and casino resorts are...

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  • Billy Guice Veterans Memorial Park

    Biloxi Things to Do

    This park has lots of wonderful memorials to our Veterans. Many plaques and many dedications. The first plaque on the cannons reads: Ancient cannon form an old French or Spanish ship sunk in the bay of Biloxi shortly after the establishment of the first capitol of the vast province of French Louisianan at Biloxi inn 1699. Donated to the City fo...

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  • Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Biloxi Things to Do

    Exhibits and artifacts relating the story of the seafood industry along the Mississippi Gulf Coast can be seen at the MARITIME & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM. Photographs, early boat engines, lighthouse lenses and a replica of a late 1800's oyster schooner. Open year -round. Mon. to Sat.9:00 to 4:30 Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 Admission charged

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  • Grand Casino

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Biloxi Things to Do

    Had a HEAVENLY experience here at the Bellissimo Spa. I scheduled a 50-minute Swedish massage during our stay at the hotel. From the moment you walk in, you can feel yourself start to relax. Once I checked in, I was directed to the changing room where I was provided with a robe and slippers. My stuff was stored in a combination-locked locker and I...

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  • Mississippi Blues Trail

    I saw an historical marker on the road leading to the casino strip in Tunica. I stopped at the visitor's center, and found a map and booklet showing all the markers along the "Mississippi Blues Trail" - VERY interesting! I look forward to hunting some of these down and will write them up as I find them.The link below gives you the list of the...

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  • Beaches

    After driving around the southern states for weeks, and not seeing the see, it was just great to arrive on the coast of Mississippi, and find some of the most beautiful beaches. Clean white sand and clear waters, and hardly anyone around. We parked up and took a long stroll along the waters edge. There were remains of jetties and structures no...

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  • If you like the sea...you...

    If you like the sea...you might like to stop in The Seafood Industry Museum.They also have a side room and you can see a video of what hurricane camille did to the area in the '60sIt has an array of pictures, paintings and anything connected to boats. It also has old silver, glass and coins that were found in digs around the Gulfport-Bilioxi...

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  • Biloxi

    Biloxi is a city of over 44,000 located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Like a lot of beachfront areas the coast is almost wall to wall towns. I have spent a lot of time in Biloxi at Keesler Air Force Base teaching classes. Biloxi is my favorite town along the coast. Biloxi has very nice beaches, casinos, great hotels, and a variety of types of...

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  • Carrollton

    Carrollton is a very small town of under 500 located in Central Mississippi. It is the county seat of Carroll County. The town and the county were named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton the last surviving signatory (at the time) of the Declaration of Independence. Carrollton has a decent little historic district with a few buildings of...

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  • Brookhaven

    Brookhaven is a rapidly growing small city in Southwest Mississippi with a population of over 12,000. That was a 26% increase over the 2000 Census. Brookhaven was founded in 1818 and was named after the hometown of one of its founders, Brookhaven, New York. Brookhaven is the county seat of Lincoln County. Brookhaven has a newer modern looking...

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  • Natchez Trace National Parkway

    The Natchez Trace Parkway follows an old Indian trail and a route used during the American revolutions. In 1796 Natchez Trace was a mail route. Today it is a scenic parkway that travels from Natchez, Mississippi (a beautiful small city on the Mississippi River in the southwest part of the state) to Nashville (passing through Jackson and Tupelo on...

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  • Shepard State Park

    Shepard State Park is located on the Singing River in Pascagoula River country, where legends say members of the Pascagoula Indian nation linked hands and walked into the Pascagoula River rather than be taken captive by hostile Indian tribes. The mournful death chant earned the Pascagoula River the nickname "Singing River." Tales of the heroic...

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  • Vicksburg National Military Park

    The Battle of Vicksburg was one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War. The Confederate's defeat foreshadowed the inevitable victory by the north. The battle began when Union Forces under General Grant started his movment towards Vicksburg leaving Milliken's Bend on 31 March 1863. Grant's army continued marching and fighting Confederate...

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  • Trace State Park

    Trace State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities ranging from fishing and water sports to exploring miles of secluded nature trails. There is also a disk golf course, picnic areas, and other attractions. I really enjoyed this very pretty park. A special arrangement with the Pontotoc Country Club allows Trace State Park guests to enjoy the...

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  • Natchez National Historic Park

    Natchez has always been a place of history and opportunity. Natchez National Historic Park preserves Melrose Plantation (the impressive mansion of plantation owner John McMurran) and the home of African American barber and diarist William Johnson in downtown Natchez. Natchez is in a beautiful spot, too. Natchez National Historic Park is well worth...

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  • Tupelo National Battlefield

    In June of 1864, Union MG William Sherman successfully kept Confederat MG Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry corps in Mississippi at the Battle of Brices Cross Roads and away from the Federal supply line in Tennessee. To keep Forrest there in July, Sherman had to order another attack. This landmark commemorates that battle. It is located on the...

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  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Gulf Islands National Seashore preserves the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, pristine white-sanded beaches and coastal marshes with a variety of unique plant and animal life in both Florida and Mississippi. Although there are parts of the park on the mainland by Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Pensacola, Florida, most of the park consists of barrier...

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  • Rowan Oak - William Faulkner's Home

    If you have any interest in literature or history like I do, then you'll enjoy a visit to the home of American author William Faulkner. It's a beautiful home in a quiet setting. Inside you can see where he wrote on the walls - a real glance into the creative process.Be sure to go into downtown Oxford as well, though. He set so many stories in the...

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  • Ante-bellum homes

    This is the inside of one of the many Civil War plantation homes that you can visit while in Natchez, MS. Many of the original relics and artifacts are original to the homes, which helps to create a sense of what it must have been like living there. To obtain a map of the homes in Natchez, go to the Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau for...

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  • Mississippi Gulf Beaches

    The beaches in Gulfport and especially Biloxi are absolutely gorgeous...the sand is VERY fine and is somewhat free of shells. Personally, I prefer Biloxi Beach because it appears to be cleaner and has more to offer in the form of shops, rentals, etc.

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  • Mississippi River Cruises

    sailings along the Mississippi, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois and Cumberland Rivers/stateroom, onboard meals and guided sightseeing are included in one value-packed rate.

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  • Mile 260 - Oren Dunn Museum

    This is not officially related to the Parkway, but it made a fitting exit for me in Tupelo. This is another of those poky but charming museums of Southern rural life, with an old schoolroom, and old dairy, an old trolley... Nothing earth shattering, but a pleasant visit. I'm sure that during the school year, it must be packed with field-trippers....

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  • Mile 221.4 - Old Trace

    Another beautiful segment of the original foot and horse path. I took this walk at dusk, and insect repellent was definitely de rigueur.

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  • Mile 193.1 - Jeff Busby

    Mississippi is not a land of expansive vistas, so this is special. A pleasant hike brings you to the highest point on the Trace, all of 603 feet! This is also a picnic area and campground.(On February 15, 1934, while serving as U.S. Congressman from Mississippi, Thomas Jefferson Busby introduced a bill authorizing a survey of the Old Natchez Trace....

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  • Mile 180.7 - French Camp

    An old sorghum farm and several related buildings are the occasion for a pleasant walk. Even if the little museums are closed - as they were on this late Summer evening - this is a nice stroll. Nearby is a Christian Academy for boys.

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  • Mile 122 - Cypress Swamp

    This was the one spot that made me want to travel the Natchez Trace Pathway in the first place.You know that pull you experience while staring into Niagara Falls... I had that same pull here. I started fantasizing walking into the slime, with bricks in my pockets: half Virginia Woolf, half Creature from the Black Lagoon. If you love swamps - and...

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  • Mile 54.8 - Rocky Springs

    This one might as well be a hoax. The markers indicate that a thriving little town of 2000+ once stood here, which fell victim of erosion, yellow fever, and the boll weevil (take you pick, I guess). Says who? There is nothing there except... two old safes!However, there is a good section of the original road nearby, so it is definitely worth a...

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  • Mile 41.5 - Sunken Trace

    This is a haunting segment of the original road. Imagine how many steps it took to give the path this distinctive curve. Many of the typical Natchez Trace photos are taken at this spot. Unfortunately, it is a very short hike, a matter of a few minutes. I heard rumors that there exist long segments of the original trace, but they are unadvertised.

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  • Mile 15.5 - Mount Locust Inn and...

    This is a well restored inn, and also a visitor center, where you can pick up the indispensable map of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Mount Locust is actually one of the oldest structures in the state, and it is the only remaining inn, out of many that used to stand along the path.It is very interesting to see what sort of building, kitchen, and bed...

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  • Mile 10.3 - Emerald Mound

    This was a ceremonial place for Natchez Indians around 1400 or so. It is a very large artificial plateau, which today is covered with well maintained turf.

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  • V I C K S B U R G

    Vicksburg is in Warren County, western Mississippi and was founded in 1811. It is largely situated on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers which played a large part in the economy and building of the city. Today it is still a major river port and serves as a commercial and manufacturing centre for the surrounding cotton, timber, and...

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  • P O R T . G I B S O N

    Port Gibson lies in the Kudzu (vine) covered hills of Claiborne County, just off the Natchez Trace. Union General U.S. Grant declared Port Gibson as "The town too beautiful to burn." during his drive to lay siege to Vicksburg. The city is a monument in itself to a prosperous time during the reign of King Cotton. There are many grand homes down tree...

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  • N A T C H E Z

    Natchez had its beginnings almost 300 years ago and is the oldest civilised settlement on the River. Previously the area was inhabited by prehistoric Indians then later by the Natchez Indians. The French settled first in 1716, followed by the British in 1763, the Spanish in 1779 and finally by the Americans in 1798. Much of her rich history is the...

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  • B I L O X I

    Biloxi is the oldest French settlement in the Mississippi Valley. Since its discovery, Biloxi has changed hands many times and served under eight flags (French, English, Spanish, West Florida Republic, Mississippi Magnolia, Confederate States, Mississippi State, and the United States). The name Biloxi means 'First People' and was first settled by...

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  • G U L F P O R T

    Gulfport is located in Harrison County on the Gulf of Mexico. It lies near Biloxi along Highway 90. William H. Hardy and Joseph T. Jones were Gulfport's founders. Between them they wanted to create a port town and a railroad to draw on all the acres of pine in southern Mississippi. Jones invested several million dollars in the project and Gulfport...

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  • P A S C A G O U L A

    Pascagoula got its name from a band of peaceful Native Americans (Pascagoula means 'bread eaters') who first inhabited the area. Unfortunately they are now extinct after having drowned themselves chanting as they waded into the deepening river waters when they were about to be enslaved to the fierce Biloxi, the enemy. This sad event has resulted in...

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  • Visit Vicksburg National Military Park

    As we entered Mississippi from the west, we first came across the city of Vicksburg, followed quickly by one of the most decisive battles of the War between the States. This battle was a 47 day siege, with the victor gaining control of the Mississippi River, which would be a crucial battle in winning the war. One of the most interesting things...

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  • Take the scenic drive

    If you visit Vicksburg National Military Park, you need to take the scenic road. A sixteen mile TOUR ROAD parallels Union and Confederate siege lines, with three interconnecting roadways, fifteen TOUR STOPS, waysite markers and exhibits, short SPUR TRAILS to points of interest, one primitive TWELVE MILE SCOUT COMPASS TRAIL, and 7 and 14 mile HIKES...

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  • Channeling Elvis

    If you end up visiting your aunt or grandmother in Tupelo, you must go see the tiny white house that is Elvis' birthplace. While I am not an Elvis fan, it would not have been American to be there and not see the birthplace. Make sure someone has a camera to take your picture so you can prove you've been there. Then sit with iced tea on the porch or...

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  • Confederate President, Jefferson Davis

    The Jefferson Davis Presidential Library contains a theatre, exhibit gallery, and research library. On the main floor are the exhibit gallery while on the second floor are the archives and research collections. The theatre can cater for 152 people and is designed for both audio-visual and lecture purposes. Here you can see the film "Jefferson...

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