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Places to Visit in Mississippi

Your Mississippi Tourist Attractions Road Trip Planning Guide

Places to visit in Mississippi for the entire family can be found on this page of Mississippi tourist attractions! Come and read reviews of attractions to add to your road trip planning guide, and share your favorite Mississippi destinations with others.

If you enjoy history and art, there are some must-see places to visit in Mississippi. You can find art and historical museums in all areas of the state, so visit a few here and there while exploring some of the other entertainment options available.

places-to-visit-in-mississippi-01; mississippi postage stamp There are also quite a few ways to get outdoors and enjoy the natural surroundings of the state.

You can roam the Mississippi River on the Tunica Queen Riverboat or visit the Triple N Ranch for acres of trees, streams and hills for picnics, hiking, or just throwing a Frisbee with the kids.

Some other places to visit in Mississippi include Tupelo to see where Elvis was born, the Dunn's Falls Water Park, and the Columbus Speedway if you enjoy spending time in the fast lane.

What would you consider the top places to visit in Mississippi to be? Have you recently parked your RV in this state for a bit of family fun? If so, take a moment to pass your experience along to others right here.

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Vicksburg National Military Park

Our family recently visited Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi. The battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi was one of the crucial battles fought in the American Civil War, and there are numerous exhibits in the park that commemorate the historic 47-day siege of 1863.

places-to-visit-in-mississippi-02; vicksburg national military park The rolling hills of the park are serene today but were the scenes of much turmoil during the Civil War.

Numerous states have erected monuments to their fallen soldiers in the park.

In addition to the monuments, one can see Vicksburg National Cemetery located on the premises.

Many brave soldiers who fought in the battle are buried in this area, and the tombs cause one to reflect on the great struggle that occurred in the summer of 1863.

The Vicksburg National Park visitor’s center contains weapons, military garments, and medical equipment used in the battle. The kids loved the fancy uniforms that the soldiers wore at that time!

Another highlight of Vicksburg National Park is the U.S.S. Cairo, a naval vessel that is on display. The U.S.S. Cairo was involved in the Civil War and sank in 1862 when it two torpedoes. The boat is one of the few vessels left from the 19th century, and we loved seeing its magnificent cannons glistening in the sunlight. The ship actually was at the bottom of the Mississippi River for 102 years but was raised in 1964.

The Siege of Vicksburg was one of the crucial turning points in the Civil War so the importance of the Park cannot be emphasized enough. When the Union Army took Vicksburg, it gained control of the Mississippi River, the most important transportation route in the country. We found it very enjoyable to have a picnic along the Mississippi River bank and reflect on the meaning of the battle and overall war.

Vicksburg National Military Park

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