An unforgettable, only in Mississippi experience
The ultimate guide to unforgettable moments in Mississippi. Looking for an adventure that's quintessentially Mississippi? A rare thrill that can only be found in one place in all the world? We've put together a list of all these great things to make a great Mississippi holiday.
Peddle down the Parkway
The historic and scenic Natchez Trace Parkway is packed with points of interest for cyclists and drivers alike. Along the way, visit the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, a charming log-cabin scene known as French Camp Historic Village, the ghost town of Rocky Springs and the old Sunken Trace dating back to the early 1800s.
Take a piece of Mississippi home
You'll find -one-of-a-kind mementos all over the state, from Aspen Bay Candles created in Starkville to Debutante Farmer bloody mary mix made from homegrown tomatoes in Oxford to divine desserts and snacks at Indianola Pecan House in Indianola. If it's one-stop shopping you're after then don't miss the annual Mississippi Mercantile shopping event in Jackson, the twice-yearly Canton Flea Market in Canton, the year-round foodies at The Mississippi Gift Company and Crooked Letter in Meridian.
Get your motor running
Thousands of visitors attend Cruisin' The Coast every autumn, a multi-city showcase of antique, classic and hot rod vehicles featuring live music and regional food favourites on a 45-mile stretch along Highway 90. Fine classic automobiles and motorcycles from Europe are the stars at Euro Fest, which takes place in Ridgeland every autumn.
Bet on a good time!
Mississippi's gaming resorts offer ample opportunities to get lucky, you can even place a wager on your favourite teams now that Mississippi is one of the only states outside Nevada to offer sports betting. The Coast is home to an array of resorts, from the Beau Rivage's poolside cabanas and upscale restaurants to the Palace's luxury amenities and Harrah's friendly and welcoming environment. Pearl River Resort in Choctaw offers two casinos in one location. In the Delta, win big at Horseshoe Tunica's upscale poker room or enjoy a massive collection of movie memorabilia at Hollywood Casino Tunica.