A travel guide to Mississippi, United States of America providing Mississippi tourism and travel information.
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Overview

The state of Mississippi is located in America's Deep South region and borders the Gulf of Mexico. The two major coastal cities are Biloxi and Gulfport, which beckon gamblers and beach vacationers with dazzling casinos and a diverse, well-managed coastline. A vast array of fishing options and chartered excursions are available from both Gulfport and Biloxi. Jackson, the state capital of Mississippi, gives visitors many chances for exploration: the State Capitol Building, the Mississippi Museum of Art, and the National Agricultural Aviation Museum are but a few. Mississippi river travel and cruises are other popular options which Mississippi tourism offers to visitors. A travel to Mississippi never runs out of things to do.

A trip to Biloxi, Mississippi is in order for all types of travellers. The city offers a strategic location for exploring the rest of the state's wonders. Biloxi has a rich history of French and Spanish influence, and provides several unique historic sites including a number of magnificent 19th century homes which offer public tours. The breathtaking estate of Beauvoir was Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ retirement home and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. The city also offers home and garden tours when homes, gardens, and other sites of interest are open to the public showcasing true Southern culture.

Biloxi is home to 30 miles of inviting shoreline, encouraging visitors to walk, swim, play in the sand, or just relax and enjoy the show. Watersports activities abound including jet-ski rentals and sailboat trips, parasailing, or seaside golf. The Lynn Meadows Discovery center is perfect for families with children, providing interactive exhibits and displays specific to the region including the Oceanarium with exotic birds and dolphin performances. The picturesque Gulf Islands National Seashore is composed of several barrier islands off Biloxi's coast, and is accessible by ferry only. The rugged, untouched beaches offer incredible opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including hiking, bird watching, beach combing, fishing, and incredible photographic possibilities.

Jackson, Mississippi's capital city, is home to the Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Museum of Art, which contains Mississippi's most extensive art collection. The American struggle for Civil Rights is featured at the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center. Sports fans shouldn’t miss the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, which was named by ESPN as one of the top 10 “Most Amazing Baseball Museums in America.”Families with children will love the enchanting Jackson Zoo. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra offers dazzling, sophisticated entertainment, or for a more authentic Southern experience, head toward the nearest “juke joint” for a bite to eat and some authentic blues.


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