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Things to Do in Mississippi

Whether you’re planning a family vacation or looking to book hotels and attractions for a business event, there are plenty of things to see and do in Mississippi. If you’re a fan of city life, we offer bustling metropolitan areas. If you’re looking for a luxurious country getaway, we have that, as well. For travelers searching for a relaxing beach retreat, look no further than the Gulf Coast. At Visit Mississippi, we can help you plan your itinerary so you have a customized experience waiting for you upon arrival.

Arts, Culture, Food, and Drinks

One of the most notable aspects of Mississippi is the rich culture that’s saturated the land for generations. It’s inspired art, food, drinks, and more. Wherever you find yourself in Mississippi, you can immerse yourself in classic Southern living.

Arts & Culture

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that celebrates art and culture more frequently than Mississippi. With festivals occurring year-round, we honor everything from film and fine arts to local cuisine and more.

Food & Drink

You’ll always be able to find some of the most inspiring takes on traditional Southern cuisine in Mississippi. Many of our restaurants work with local farmers, so the food that’s prepared is as fresh as it gets. There’s also an impressive amount of distilleries and breweries with unique flavor profiles to share. If you’re looking to sample a wide variety of foods, look for one of the many food festivals held throughout the year.

Civil Rights, History, and Music

Mississippi is an historical gold mine. Whether you’re interested in the Civil Rights movement, the story of the Delta Blues, or our many historical sites, it will be difficult to experience so much history in one visit.

Civil Rights

The tragic killing of Emmett Till that took place in 1955 put the citizens of Mississippi at the forefront of what became an historical American movement. The Mississippi Freedom Trail was established in 2011, and today you can find markers all over the state detailing the lives of those who fought ardently for the rights we hold so dearly today.


From the Natchez Trace to the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement, Mississippi has played a vital role in shaping American history. With more historical sites being maintained and restored every year, it’s no wonder Mississippi sits at the intersection of history, architecture, commerce, culture, and the arts.


Home to the Delta Blues, Mississippi is known around the world for the talented artists that emerged from the region. With legends like Robert Johnson and household names like B.B. King, it’s no wonder the history of Mississippi is so closely tied to the history of the Blues.

Games, Attractions, and the Outdoors

If you’re looking for a fast-paced getaway packed with high-energy activities, there’s always something for everyone in Mississippi. The state offers casino resorts for gambling, lakes for kayaking, trails for hiking, and several annual festivals and conventions.


From the Mississippi-Tennessee Line down to the Gulf Coast, there are dozens of resort casinos with your favorite slots and table games spanning thousands of square feet of gaming space. Choose from beautifully designed modern hotels with free Wi-Fi and a host of other amenities. You can plan to spend some time by the pool, play a round of golf at one of our many award-winning courses, or relax on the beach on the Gulf Coast.


Every year, thousands of locals and visitors participate in conventions and festivals throughout Mississippi. If you plan accordingly, you’ll be able to catch some of our most noteworthy cultural celebrations during your stay.


There’s nothing quite like the beauty of the outdoors. Mississippi’s outdoors offer a variety of beautiful scenery, including calming lakes and rivers, rugged terrain replete with captivating wildlife, sandy beaches, and more. No matter where you find yourself in Mississippi, activities in the great outdoors are always nearby.

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McKenna Ranch Outfitters


At McKenna Ranch, we hunt whitetail deer and eastern wild turkey. We also hunt hogs when available, as hogs come and go. Our ranch is managed to increase the body size and numbers of the wildlife. Habitat is vastly important […]

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McCoy’s River and Marsh Tours

Moss Point, MS  FEATURED

Come and enjoy a trip along the Pascagoula River. Let Capt. Benny and Capt. Lynn McCoy take you on the Pascagoula River, one of the most pristine river swamps in America.  We offer nature tours of this unique river and marsh system, […]

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Cock of the Walk

Ridgeland, MS  FEATURED

Big waterfront seafood restaurant specializing in fried fare served up in rustic, kid-friendly digs. […]

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Circle M Plantation


At Circle M Plantation, we have gone the extra mile to insure that your hunt with us will be an experience of a lifetime. That’s why we’ve carefully managed our large acreage of fields and woodlands specifically for premier whitetail […]

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Mississippi Delta Hunts


Rice and soybean fields are prevalent. As any duck hunter knows, rice fields are waterfowl magnets. Farming operations are managed to achieve maximum yields for both grain and the overwintering of waterfowl. These fields and bordering forests also attract the […]

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Black Creek Canoe Rental

Brooklyn, MS  FEATURED

We invite you to visit BLACK CREEK – Mississippi’s premier canoeing stream with Black Creek’s Oldest and Most Experienced Outfitter! Leave your worries and cares at home – enjoy the peaceful sounds and beautiful scenery of Desoto National Forest as […]

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