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Mississippi – Things to do

Mississippi Attractions

Mississippi is a diverse state with a rich history waiting to be explored, offering a range of experiences from scenic drives and byways to culinary trails. Discover the birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, take to the Mississippi Blues Trail or Mississippi Country Music Trail to uncover the rich musical tapestry of this region, step back in time with a visit to the antebellum homes in Natchez or learn about the Native American heritage at the Choctaw Heritage Museum.

Dunleith Historic Inn

Natchez

Experience Natchez history first-hand as you explore the city’s architecturally stunning and well-preserved historic houses. Over a thousand structures in the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the Natchez National Historic Park you can discover the Greek revival-style Melrose house with its grand pillars, elegant architecture and 80 acres of parkland. The National Historic Landmark of the Auburn Antebellum Home tells the story of the Deep South through sublime architecture and a fascinating tour.

Downtown Tupelo

Tupelo

Discover Elvis’ humble beginnings in the unassuming town of Tupelo Mississippi. Although he was to go to be known as ‘The King’ of rock ‘n roll Elvis Presley was born in a small two room house in East Tupelo, now a Mississippi landmark, you can visit his birthplace along with other significant sites in Tupelo like the hardware store where Elvis’ mother purchased his first guitar and the church where the family worshipped. Tupelo is also home to a wealth of other attractions including the Natchez Trace Parkway headquarters and visitor centre, Brice’s Crossroad National Battlefield site and Tupelo Automobile Musuem.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway takes you through 444-miles of incredible scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. This historic road was once used by American Indians and early settlers, and played an important role in shaping the USA. Today, visitors can take a scenic drive through the park, stopping to explore further on foot or horseback and camping out in nature. This area is beautiful any time of year, but is truly spectacular during autumn when the park is awash with gold and red hues of autumn leaves.