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Things To Do In Mississippi – The Ultimate Travel Guide to the Magnolia State

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Planning a trip to Mississippi? You have just discovered a treasure trove of the best places to visit and tips on all the great things to do in Mississippi. This really is the ultimate guide to visiting the Magnolia State.

We’ve broken the guide into three parts:

  • The Mississippi Delta
  • Coastal Mississippi
  • More Mississippi Destinations

Links go to the stories we have about each destination with everything you need to know from where to stay and eat and all the things to do in Mississippi.

We’re making it easy to book your stay right from our site! Simply click on the map to find the best accommodations and prices.

We include tips to make sure you don’t miss anything during your visit!

Gateway to the blues tunica ms
Gateway to the Blues Museum, the start of a grand adventure.

Things To Do in the Mississippi Delta

Welcome to the Mississippi Delta where history, music, and a bit of paranormal activity blend seamlessly into an experience you won’t forget. Here are all the best places to visit in the Mississippi Delta.

Clarksdale, MS

Make like Huckleberry Finn and paddle the Mississippi River in Clarksdale.

Stay at the Hooker Hotel or the Squeeze Box, highly rated AirBnB’s that celebrate the blues of the Delta.
Park quapaw canoe on the mississippi river
Canoeing the mightly Mississippi River in Clarksdale, MS

Cleveland, MS

Make it a girlfriend getaway in Cleveland, shopping antiques, admiring unique art, and sipping drinks with some live music.

Spend the perfect long weekend in Cleveland enjoying the great southern eats, fascinating museums, and the must-see Dockery Farms.

During the Christmas season, Cleveland boasts 50 Nights of Lights consisting of more than 100,000 lights.

Stop by some of the best places to eat in Cleveland, MS.

Stay at The Cotton House right in the heart of the Delta.

Docker Farms Gas Station Cleveland MS
Dockery Farms in Cleveland, MS

Greenville, MS

Stay at The Lofts at 517, located in the historic Sears Building right in downtown.

tallahatchie flats
Tallahatchie Flats

Greenwood, MS

Spend 24 hours in Greenwood cooking at the Viking Cooking School, remembering Robert Johnson, the Blues legend, and browsing the books and artwork at Turnrow Books.

Stay at the Tallahatchie Flats, rustic tenants houses that are perfectly preserved examples of the homes of some of your favorite blues musicians.

original kermit the frog
Leland, MS is the birthplace of Kermit the Frog. Be sure to stop at the museum!

Leland, MS

A drive along the Blues Highway will take you right through the heart of Leland, MS where you’ll find several incredible Blues murals. Say hi to Kermit the Frog while you’re in town!

Rolling Fork, MS

Mont Helena is a jewel of a mansion in the midst of corn fields, offering up tours where you’ll have the privilege of admiring the beauty of the home, be enchanted by the love story surrounding it, and possibly experience some paranormal activity.

Go on a Bear Hunt in Rolling Fork, where the original Teddy Bear was born.

teddy bear at the library
Finding the teddy bears around Rolling Fork is a great way to spend part of your day!

Tunica, MS

Soak up amazing views of the Mississippi River at the Tunica RiverPark & Museum.
Blues fan or not, a visit to the Gateway to the Blues Museum will certainly leave you with an appreciation for this truly American music and the moving history surrounding it.
There is so much to see and do in Vicksburg, MS. You’ll want to plan a long weekend for this destination.

Vicksburg, MS

Looking for things to do in Vicksburg? There’s the Haunted Vicksburg Ghost Tour, the Old Court House Museum, and the Historic Vicksburg Murals for starters.

The Haunted Vicksburg Ghost Tour takes you on a journey to discover mysteries and tales of things past and what may yet remain.

The McRaven Tour Home, the “most haunted house in Mississippi”, is a must-visit.

Find even more haunted attractions in and near Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Stroll through Vicksburg National Military Park, where one of the largest Civil War battles was fought.

Celebrate the rich history of Vicksburg visiting the Vicksburg Cemeteries.

Get outside in Vicksburg on a walking tour, a biking trail, a fishing trip, and more.

Stay at the haunted and historical Duff Green Mansion in Vicksburg.

Downtown Yazoo City
When you find yourself in the Mississippi Delta a stop in colorful Yazoo City is a must.

Yazoo City, MS

Stroll along the colorful block of Main Street in Yazoo City.

Coastal Mississippi

Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi aka The Secret Coast

Coastal Mississippi is so much more than a beach destination. It is a true coastal destination with enough to do to pack out a week.

One of those incredible experiences is through McCoy’s River and Marsh Tour.

mccoys swamp tour

Biloxi, MS

Experience everything shrimping in Biloxi, MS.

Stay at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, which is a destination all on its own!

roost hotel

Ocean Springs, MS

Stay at the Roost Boutique Hotel, recognized in 2018 as the most beautiful hotel in Mississippi.
Bay Saint Louis
If you forced me to pick one favorite spot along the secret coast it would have to be Old Town Bay Saint Louis…I love the entire coast, but absolutely ADORE Old Town.

Old Town Bay St. Louis, MS

Bay Saint Louis has charm and personality in spades. I found at least 27 places you must visit in Old Town Bay St. Louis.

Stay in a spacious room with all the best amenities at Bay Town Inn.

Hot Tamales in Corinth
Did you know Mississippi is famous for their Hot Tamales?

Things To Do In More Mississippi Destinations That You Don’t Want To Miss

Corinth, MS

I was pleasantly surprised by these 7 hidden gems in Corinth, MS, including Roy the Rooster.

Take a tour of the oldest cemetery in Corinth and learn about the deep Civil War history surrounding this town, and the potential paranormal activity rumored in the area.

For my fellow foodies, I compiled a list of the ultimate guide of places to eat in Corinth just for you.

In that ultimate guide, you’ll find not just one, but THREE foods unique only to Corinth!

The Crossroads Museum is haunted. The Tennessee Wraith Chasers agree!

Laurel MS
A quant stop on your Mississippi road trip adventure.

Laurel, MS

Visit “Home Town” Laurel, MS, the town that made itself known through HGTV.
New Albany MS
Yes, you want to visit New Albany, for the Coca Cola mural and so much more.

New Albany, MS

Soak up the sweet, southern, small town charm of New Albany, MS.

oxford ms
If you are a literary lover like me you absolutely must, no excuses, visit Oxford, MS!!

Oxford, MS

The literary lure of Oxford will charm every book lover.
Stay at the Graduate Hotel right in the heart of Oxford where just about everything is within walking distance.
Are you ready to pack your bags and explore Mississippi? If you find yourself debating where to go and when I’m happy to help. Drop me a line and lets chat all the wonderful things that are Mississippi.

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