Mississippi Destinations

Mississippi Destinations

Mississippi Destinations

A View of City Near River

Mississippi General Information

Mississippi is a state near the famous river Mississippi and the name is also derived from the same. Originally the name was taken from Native American word “Ojibwe” that means great river. Most of its border is covered with Mississippi river mainly on western side, and on the south it has a small coastline with Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi Destination is heavily forested, it does not only have great rivers but also some major lakes and beautiful bays near the coastline. The state is also famous for its splendid literature, music and various forms of arts.

Mississippi Destination is at times overlooked by the tourist yet there are some who seek out and discover many things in the state which they not only enjoy but also find it worth coming to this state. During the Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 most of the state was affected, to be specific the area near the gulf coast. But currently most part of the state has resumed its normal life and also normal tourism is back to the routine, but still some of parts of the coastal area is limited and yet forbidden for the tourist area.

Mississippi destination is an exceptional mix of metropolitan lifestyle as well as extensive countryside existence. Mississippi also has history as well as modern looks. Mississippi is also a destination which is home to riverboat games. One will find lot of things to do in Mississippi. Combination of legendary hospitality of the state towards its guest and tourists makes the visit more memorable and unforgettable.

Mississippi Destination

Mississippi Destination has a lot of outdoor activities to offer and because of the low population of the state the natural resources are also very well used. Hunting, fishing and other water sports and also camping & hiking are very popular among the people residing in Mississippi and also among the one who are visiting this destination. Besides various sports you will also enjoy the tour around the state and especially through the old built mansion that gives a small insight of the deep history of the state. For tours you can also use the ancestors and traditional measure that is horse carriages that completely gives a feel of royal life the people of Mississippi Destination lead.

Mississippi Destination is well known for its literature and music. The other facts that are yet undiscovered are its religious traditions that are equally inspiring. The people here have deep love; respect and great value for their tradition that has been inherited ages ago.  Mississippi hosts the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, the Capital city of Mississippi. The ballet competition is held after every four years and it invites dancers and performers from every corner of the world. The development of the “Blues” and “Country Music” has played a very significant and specific role in the musical legacy of the State.

The larger parts of the state are yet covered by rural areas and thus having all the facilities of the city is difficult yet some of the recreational activities that are famous in the city life like pubs and casinos are located in Mississippi Destination. Some big malls and great brand names for shopping are also situated in the same. Dining option is quiet limited in the case of foreign food but yet the local food can be enjoyed anytime.

Mississippi Popular Tourist Destination

Among so many tourist places the major cities in Mississippi are Jackson and Hattiesburg. Jackson being the capital city is said to be the most populated city in the state is keenly known as the City with Soul. It is named after the US President Andrew Jackson and is said to be the home for many musicians. The zoo in the city has always proved to be delightful visit to all the adults as well as children for more than a century.

Hattiesburg is said to be Forrest country and has got a nickname of The Hub City. It has the biggest training base for National Guard. The most interesting fact of the place is that it is the birth place of Rock and Roll.

Mississippi Destination is a safe land to visit and if you indulge yourself in none of the illegal activities you will enjoy trip to the fullest.

Mississippi Major Destinations

Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson Coordinates: 32°17′56″N 90°11′05″W
Jackson Country United States
Jackson State Mississippi
Jackson Counties Hinds, Madison, Rankin
Jackson Incorporation 1822
Jackson Government
 - Type Strong Mayor-Council
 - Mayor Harvey Johnson, Jr.
 - City Council Jeff Weill, Chokwe Lamumba,
Kenneth I. Stokes, Frank Bluntson,
Charles Tillman, Tony Yarber,
Margaret C. Barrett-Simon
 - Chief of Police Rebecca Coleman
Jackson Area
 - City 106.8 sq mi (276.7 km2)
 - Land 104.9 sq mi (271.7 km2)
 - Water 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
Jackson Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Jackson Population (2009 Census estimate)
 - City 175,021
 - Density 1,657/sq mi (640/km2)
 - Metro 628,817
Jackson Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Jackson ZIP Codes 39200-39299
Jackson Area Code(s) 601, 769
Jackson FIPS Code 28-36000
Jackson GNIS Feature ID 0711543
Jackson Website http://www.jacksonms.gov

Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport Coordinates: 30°24′6″N 89°4′34″W
Gulfport Country United States
Gulfport State Mississippi
Gulfport County Harrison
Gulfport Founded 1841
Gulfport Incorporated July 28, 1898
Gulfport Government
 - Mayor George Schloegel
Area
 - City 64.2 sq mi (166.4 km2)
 - Land 56.9 sq mi (147.4 km2)
 - Water 7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)
Gulfport Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Gulfport Population (United States Census 2008 estimate)
 - City 64,316
 - Density 1,231/sq mi (475/km2)
 - Metro 371,694
Gulfport Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Gulfport ZIP Codes 39501-39503, 39505-39507
Gulfport Area Code(s) 228
Gulfport FIPS Code 28-29700
Gulfport GNIS Feature ID 0670771
Gulfport Website www.gulfport-ms.gov

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hattiesburg Coordinates: 31°18′57″N 89°18′31″W
Hattiesburg Country United States
Hattiesburg State Mississippi
Hattiesburg Counties Forrest, Lamar
Hattiesburg Founded 1882
Hattiesburg Incorporated 1884
Hattiesburg Government
 - Mayor Johnny DuPree
Hattiesburg Area
 - City 49.7 sq mi (128.6 km2)
 - Land 49.3 sq mi (127.6 km2)
 - Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Hattiesburg Elevation 171 ft (52 m)
Hattiesburg Population (2000)
 - City 51,993
 - Density 909.0/sq mi (351.0/km2)
 - Metro 148,546
Hattiesburg Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Hattiesburg ZIP Code 39401-39404, 39406, 39407
Hattiesburg Area Code(s) 601
Hattiesburg FIPS Code 28-31020
Hattiesburg GNIS Feature ID 0691565
Hattiesburg Website www.hattiesburgms.com

Columbus, Mississippi

Columbus Coordinates: 33°30′6″N 88°24′54″W
Columbus Country United States
Columbus State Mississippi
Columbus County Lowndes
Columbus Founded 1821
Columbus Government
 - Mayor Robert Smith (D)
Columbus Area
 - Total 22.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)
 - Land 21.4 sq mi (55.5 km2)
 - Water 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Columbus Elevation 217 ft (66 m)
Columbus Population (2008)
 - Total 23,798
 - Density 1,211.5/sq mi (467.7/km2)
Columbus Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Columbus ZIP Codes 39701-39705, 39710
Columbus Area Code(s) 662
Columbus FIPS Code 28-15380
GNIS feature ID 0668721
Columbus Website http://www.columbusms.org/

Greenville, Mississippi

Greenville Coordinates: 33°23′55″N 91°2′54″W
Greenville Country United States
Greenville State Mississippi
Greenville County Washington
Greenville Government
 - Mayor Heather McTeer-Hudson
Area
 - Total 27.757 sq mi (71.6 km2)
 - Land 26.9 sq mi (69.6 km2)
 - Water 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
Greenville Elevation 131 ft (40 m)
Greenville Population (United States Census 2007 estimate)
 - Total 38,764
 - Density 520/sq mi (1,345/km2)
Greenville Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Greenville ZIP Codes 38700-38799
Greenville Area Code(s) 662
Greenville FIPS Code 28-29180
Greenville GNIS Feature ID 0670711
Greenville Website www.greenville.ms.us