10 Best Places To Visit In Mississippi

The literary and historical heritage of the deep South is a popular tourist destination. This varied state has scores of tourist attractions: musical culture, food streets, and plantation drives. Glimpsing the historical state view alongside the river is an incredible experience to have in Mississippi. Tourists come to capture this majestic destination’s historical monuments and scenic views.

The most iconic fact is that Mississippi is the birthplace of American music and culture. The state of wanderers has a significant history for each town, making it a more interesting place to discover. The state offers the most-fascinating resorts, bars and nature’s wonders which make it hard to believe its real.

Here’s a list of a few of most favorite destinations and places to visit in Mississippi:

Visit Elvis Presley’s Birthplace

Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935.  The family lived in a two-room house built by his father, grandfather, and uncle.

Elvis’s Birthplace / Image Source: Joseph on Flickr
Image Source: Ron Cogswell on Flickr

The Family had to abandon the house, mostly due to financial issues, when Elvis was just a few years old. 

Elvis’s Birthplace site includes the home, a museum, a chapel, and the Assembly of God Church building.

Visit The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

To learn about ocean life, ride towards Gulfport and reach the best interactive rescue rehabilitation center for marine animals. You will learn how this center is one of its kind to provide rescuing facilities for dolphins. There are several adventures to choose from and interact with these extremely intelligent creatures.

dolphin on water during daytime

The facility also allows birthday party events for children which includes a dolphin show. There are also many opportunities for adults to get to know marine life, like snorkeling with sting rays, getting kissed by a sea lion, and even job shadowing a member of their staff for an entire day.

Take a Tour of Beauvoir Estate

In Biloxi, the beautiful Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library estate museum has historical significance and a complete outlook on past events. You will be amazed to get to know its origin and become a fan of this historic estate of the town. You can take a round towards the large estate, which comprises the cottages, home, and the memorial cemetery. The estate is open for tours Open 7 Days a Week   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and tickets range from $7.50 to $12.50 (free for children under 5).

Beauvoir in Biloxi | Image Source: Teemu008 on Flickr

Plan a day at Rodney Ghost Town

Situated 32 miles northeast of Natchez, Rodney, first called Petit Gulf, was a prosperous city that came close to becoming the capital of Mississippi. Today, it’s a ghost town with only a handful of residents left.

Rodney Presbyterian Church | Image Source: Jimmy Emerson, DVM on Flickr

You can explore the town by taking a drive and taking pictures of the scenic old churches while getting a glimpse of a bygone era’s monuments and buildings.

Have a day out at Biloxi Beach

Head towards Biloxi to have fun at the town’s coastal beach for a more memorable experience. You will see the glittering white sand and the crystal clear warm water, which your family can enjoy. It is a great family destination, and you can do various activities such as building sand castles with your kids and soaking the sun under the pleasant sunlight.

Biloxi Beach | Image Source: ONUnicorn, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

You will also see the glorious sea creatures there, like pelicans and seagulls. If you want something more exciting, you can try jet skiing.

Discover the uncovered facts at Longwood

Longwood – Natchez the largest octagonal house in the United States, is a historic antebellum mansion located in Natchez, Mississippi, and one of the best places to visit in the state. Longwood is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.

Longwood in Natchez | Image Source: faungg’s photos on Flickr

Discover the true Southern Hospitality and all the lovely food and activities this town has to offer.

Have a tour of Hattiesburg Zoo

For all animal lovers, an interesting and amusing destination, Hattiesburg Zoo, is the place to go. In this small packed zoo, the variety of animals from all over the world will surprise you.

brown monkey on tree during daytime

At the zoo, you will find many attractions and events. If you like sloths, do not miss out on the Sloth Experience.

Explore Windsor Ruins

The Windsor ruins consist of 23 standing Corinthian – Greek Revival – columns. The Windsaor plantation mansion was the largest ever built in the state.[4] The mansion stood from 1861 to 1890, when it was destroyed by fire. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1985.

Windsor Ruins | Image Source: Michael McCarthy on Flickr

It is important to plan ahead of your visit. There are no amenities at the site, and during certain times of the year, roads may be difficult to pass due to flooding.  

Be generous with your snapshots. Take as many pictures as you like, and spread the word about this historical site.

Remember to stay safe. The temporary fence is there to protect you from falling debris not to be climbed over.

Taste the delicious seafood at The Reef

The Reef is a casual waterfront restaurant and bar well-known for its seafood dishes and splendid views.

The restaurant has seats right on the patio to enjoy the water scene as well as an indoor area. If you visit in the late afternoon, make sure to stick around for the breathtaking sunset!

Have fun at Geyser Falls Water Theme Park

If you’re looking for the perfect family fun place in Mississippi, consider going to Geyser Falls Water Park. There are enough attractions to keep both kids and adults happy!

The park features 12 waterslides, an enormous wavepool, a lazy river and activity areas for children and teens with waterfalls and crystal clear swimming pools.

Within the park, you will also find white sandy beaches, palm trees, and glistening water.

The park is a seasonal destination and offers daily cabana rentals.


Mississippi is a fantastic destination whether you choose it for a short getaway or a longer more in depth vacation.

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