I have visited some of these places, but not all of them – The Best Places to Visit in Mississippi,USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSYZev-8H0 (about 15:39 minutes long).
The Best Places to Visit in Mississippi,USA
Mississippi is an exciting state full of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and cultural attractions. This state is known as both the Magnolia State and the Hospitality State, giving a hint of the warm reception you’ll get when visiting Mississippi. When it comes to travel destinations, most states seem to get a lot more attention than Mississippi, but when you visit, not only will you enjoy an incredibly warm welcome, but you’ll have the chance to sample delicious southern home-cooked meals, fantastic blues tunes, the powdery shores of the Gulf Coast and a whole lot more. These 10 places are some of the very best this “Hospitality State,” as its often called, has to offer.
- #1.Natchez Trace Parkway
- #2.Vicksburg National Military Park*
- #3.Petrified Forest
- #3.Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
- #4.Mississippi Gulf Coast*
- #5.Deer Island**
- #6.Elvis Presley Birthplace, Tupelo
- #7.Tishomingo State Park, Russellville
- #8.Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Brooksville
- #9.Ocean Springs*
- #10.Mississippi State Capitol*
Note: the above is a copy/paste which is why there are two #3 items.
Those with one * are places I have visited. The one with two ** I have seen from the beach, but have never stepped foot on the island.
In theory, you can swim out to Deer Island as it’s pretty close to Biloxi – Deer Island on Google Maps. I would NOT recommend it as you can use a boat you own or you can rent one. I would caution to keep a charged cell phone on hand in case some joker decides to borrow your transport. I only mention this because I ran across a newspaper article where somebody had that happen. It’s very rare as that’s the only case I recall reading about in a very long time.
Here’s a good YouTube video of Deer Island – Deer Island – Biloxi, MS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-w5NXJv5ms (around 4:00 minutes long).
There are plenty of other things to see and do if you are visiting or driving through Mississippi.