Blues and rock ‘n’ roll were born and bred in Mississippi, and did someone say Elvis? Travel along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway to the King’s Birthplace in Tupelo. You’ll be dancing in no time at Morgan Freeman’s blues club Ground Zero in Clarksdale. If you like what you hear visit the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Centre in Indianola, one of more than 120 stops along the Mississippi Blues Trail.
From past to present, Mississippi witnessed some of America’s most pivotal moments in history. Tour Natchez’s pristine antebellum homes or visit Vicksburg National Military Park.
The Mississippi River comes home to the Delta, a lush, stunning landscape with endless outdoor opportunities and unparalleled wildlife. Go with the flow of the second-largest river on earth in Tunica’s Riverpark or why not try canoeing Ol’ Man River!
More relaxation and entertainment awaits on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, boasting 26 miles of sunny beaches as well as world-class casinos and entertainment. Find your true swing on DeSoto’s idyllic golf courses and after a jam-packed day of good ol’ Southern fun, nothing beats heartily digging in for some down-home cooking at one of the scrumptious barbecue joints, tamale stands or soul food restaurants.
Top 5 Experiences
- Visit the Blues Trail, an outdoor museum that features more than 120 markers honouring the places where the famous and infamous were born, sang and played.
- Enjoy miles of white sandy beaches, balmy year-round weather and casino resorts offering Vegas-style entertainment and attractions in the Gulf Coast.
- Learn about Mississippi’s heritage and culture in Jackson, the capital city, and backdrop to the Oscar-winning film ‘The Help’.
- Step back in time to Antebellum America in Vicksburg, the ‘Key to the South’ according to Abraham Lincoln.
- Drive, hike or horseback ride along the Natchez Trace Parkway which winds through 444 miles of stunning scenery.