Mississippi became the 20th state of the United States in 1817. The state has made significant contributions to the country, notably in the realm of music. Being the birthplace of blues and rock ‘n’ roll music, it has fostered legendary musicians like B.B. King and Elvis Presley.
Mississippi’s lush landscapes offer captivating sights, from the fertile Delta region to pristine Gulf Coast beaches. Visitors can flock to the iconic Natchez Trace Parkway, historic Vicksburg National Military Park, and the antebellum mansions that dot the countryside, immersing themselves in the state’s storied past. For culinary delights, the tantalizing taste of soul food excites taste buds with dishes like fried catfish, Delta tamales, sweet potato-everything, and pimento cheese.
Explore all of our unique itineraries and lists of popular things to do while in Mississippi to help plan for your trip to the Magnolia State.