The Ultimate Mississippi Travel Guide

The Ultimate Mississippi Travel Guide

Mississippi Travel Guide

Mississippi The blend of nature and history makes Mississippi a very fascinating tourist place. It’s bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, on the south, giving it several miles of beach access. Mississippi is the birthplace of Elvis Presley, the legendary American singer often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll.” Mississippi is also home to the Vicksburg National Military Park, the site where the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg took place in 1863. Here is my Mississippi travel guide outlining the major attractions! 

To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Mississippi travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Mississippi, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Mississippi attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Mississippi Attractions.

History: Mississippi was the 20th state to join the union in 1817. Mississippi got its name from the Mississippi River, Mississippi River was named by native Indians, which means “large river.” The State got its nickname, the Magnolia State, honoring the beauty of the Magnolia Trees found in Mississippi.

Geography: Tennessee borders Mississippi on the north and the Gulf of Mexico on the south. On the east, Mississippi borders Alabama, and on the west, Mississippi borders Arkansas and Louisiana.

Getting There

Flight: Jackson International Airport (JAN) and Gulfport – Biloxi Regional Airport (GPT) are the main airports in Mississippi.

Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to Mississippi.

Train: Amtrak offers two rail service (1) City of New Orleans connecting – Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans, stopping at Marks and Greenwood in Mississippi (2) Crescent connecting – New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans, stopping at Meridian, Laurel, Hattiesburg, and Picayune in Mississippi.


Climate: Summers are hot and humid in Mississippi, with average temperatures above 70°F. Winters are mild, with average low temperatures between 37°F – 46°F. Spring is cool to warm, while autumn is the driest season of the year, with pleasant temperatures.

Time zone: Central Daylight Time UTC-5

Getting around: I recommend renting a car, but if that’s not an option, then you could check out Greyhound Bus Lines, they offer services in major cities in Mississippi.

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Best Places To Visit in Mississippi


Gulfport is a Mississippi city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its long beach on the Mississippi Sound. It’s home to 62 miles of picture-perfect shores and sandy beaches. Offering several beach recreational activities – paddle boarding, kayaking, or canoeing, along with several restaurants and shops.

Address: 1716 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531, Entrance Fee: Free

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Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park | Mississippi Travel Guide

Vicksburg National Military Park is located in Vicksburg city in western Mississippi. Vicksburg is popularly known as the site of a crucial Civil War battle. The Vicksburg National Military Park is home to the Vicksburg National Cemetery, the restored USS Cairo gunboat, and the Old Courthouse with a museum displaying Civil War artifacts.

Address: 3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183, Entrance Fee: $20.00 Per Private, non-commercial vehicle

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Natchez Trace Parkway

Mississippi Natchez Trace Parkway | Mississippi Travel Guide

Natchez is a city in Mississippi, on the banks of Mississippi River, once a trade route, the Natchez Trace Parkway is now a scenic drive. Natchez Trace is also home to some historical sites, including the Meriwether Lewis Museum and Mount Locust. 

Address: Natchez Trace Parkway, Natchez, MS 39120, Entrance Fee: Free

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I hope you enjoyed reading the post, The Ultimate Mississippi Travel Guide, and I wish it helps you plan your trip to Mississippi. If you are a history buff and love beaches, you must-visit Mississippi!

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