The word Mississippi has been roughly translated from Chipewa and Algonquin tribe words which mean "Father of Waters.” True as it is, the River Mississippi is the west boundary of the state hitting the Gulf of Mexico before emptying itself into the ocean. There is of course an incredible variety of things you can do while in Mississippi which beckons a lot of tourists every year to explore the beauty of the place. While on a tour to Mississippi, here is a list of the must-visit places for you and the things to do that you cannot afford to miss:
Rivers are a great action in Mississippi, and there are actually a lot of them. Discover Mississippi in a completely new way with the Mississippi riverboat tours. You can also have a journey back in history and feel the ecstasy of the Victorian era charm in your nerves while having a ride on a paddle-wheeled steamboat. Go for a lively and entertaining night on the "showboat style" vessels.
In the extreme south, the cities of Biloxi or Gulfport shall be awaiting you to pull you along with their colors and gaming thrills in the Casino Rows. The world class hotels ensure an exquisite dining and entertainment ventures. Move to the slot machines and table games to know the excitement of the rewards. The casinos are really one of the biggest attractions of Mississippi. You should not miss like Imperial Palace or the Hard Rock Casino because they are certainly going to give you some exclusive entertainment. You can also try the Tunica casinos in the north.
|Beau Rivage||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Casino Magic||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Copa Casino||Gulfport||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Grand Casino||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Hard Rock Hotel and Casino||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Hollywood Casino||Bay St. Louis||Hancock||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|IP Casino Resort Spa||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Isle of Capri||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Palace Casino||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|President Casino Broadwater Resort||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Silver Slipper Casino||Bay St. Louis (near)||Hancock||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Treasure Bay||Biloxi||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Island View Casino||Gulfport||Harrison||Mississippi||Gulf Coast|
|Bally's||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Fitzgeralds||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Gold Strike||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Harrah's Casino Tunica||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Hollywood Casino Tunica||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Horseshoe||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Isle of Capri||Lula||Coahoma||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Resorts Casino Tunica||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Sam's Town Tunica||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Tunica Roadhouse Casino & Hotel||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Bally's||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Mississippi||Upper River Region|
|Ameristar||Vicksburg||Warren||Mississippi||Lower River Region|
|Diamond Jacks||Vicksburg||Warren||Mississippi||Lower River Region|
|Harlow's Casino||Greenville||Washington||Mississippi||Lower River Region|
|Horizon||Vicksburg||Warren||Mississippi||Lower River Region|
|Isle of Capri||Natchez||Adams||Mississippi||Lower River Region|
|Lighthouse Point||Greenville||Washington||Mississippi||Lower River Region|
|Rainbow||Vicksburg||Warren||Mississippi||Lower River Region|
|Golden Moon Casino||Choctaw||Neshoba||Mississippi||Native American|
|Silver Star Casino||Choctaw||Neshoba||Mississippi||Native American|
Mississippi opens its arms for the tourists to cater a colorful array of some really happening festivals and events all through the year. The Choctaw Indian Fair, Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival, Elvis Presley Festival, Great Mississippi River Balloon Race, Vicksburg Riverfest are some of them. There are also many live shows and stage performances of famous musicians at the casinos of the city.
The riverfront city of Natchez is really a great attraction to the vacationers, who want to sit back in luxury and watch the world out there. The fantastic bed and breakfasts and the historic homes that line the streets are really a treat to the eyes. Feel the history, while you stroll down the lanes in the evening at the land which was once inhabited by Natchez Indians.
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Location||Escambia / Santa Rosa / Okaloosa counties, Florida, and Jackson / Harrison counties, Mississippi, USA|
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Nearest City||Pensacola, FL
Pascagoula, MSNearest city: Pensacola, FL
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Coordinates||30°21′52″N 86°58′3″W|
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Area||135,457.89 acres (548.1786 km2)
99,083.64 acres (400.9773 km2) federal
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Established||January 8, 1971 Established: January 8, 1971|
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Visitors||1,689,400 (in 2005)|
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Governing Body||U.S. National Park Service|
The coastal region is one of the biggest attractions of Mississippi. The waters and the island beaches are a perfect romantic gateway. Even there are a lot of fun things to do here. So you need not be disappointed if you are having children with you. Take a tour to the Ship Island in a ferry and spend the whole day with the amazing wildlife and greenery out there.
This is one of the most favorite places of the locals and visitors. The event goes on for 24 days and you will find a lot of entertainment with every type of livestock and some really amusing competitions.
It is one of the incredible attractions of Mississippi. At the Pearl River Resort, you will find the biggest theme park of the state. While the children are having fun with the numerous fun activities at the park, you can enjoy some golf at the park as well.
|Jackson Zoo Date Opened||1919|
|Jackson Zoo Location||Jackson, Mississippi|
|Jackson Zoo Coordinates||32.3202°N 90.2207°W|
|Number of Animals in Jackson Zoo||776|
|Number of species Jackson Zoo||120|
|Jackson Zoo Annual Visitors||170,000|
|Jackson Zoo Memberships||AZA|
|Jackson Zoo Website||http://www.jacksonzoo.org|
This is the place for more family fun. The wildlife exhibits and the educational events such as the zoo "sleepovers" are really going to give you and your family a great time.
|Stennis Space Center Agency Overview|
|Stennis Space Center Formed||1961|
|Stennis Space Center Preceding Agencies||Mississippi Test Operations
National Space Technology Laboratories
|Stennis Space Center Jurisdiction||U.S. federal government|
|Stennis Space Center Headquarters||Hancock County, Mississippi|
|Stennis Space Center Agency Executive||Patrick Scheuermann, director|
|Stennis Space Center Parent Agency||NASA|
If you are really interested in astronomy, this is the place for you. You can get closer to a rocket launcher and get to know how the mechanisms work in a rocket. You can also get to learn a lot about the space and the universe here, and even know what it feels to be an astronaut out there in the space!
|Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Established||1932|
|Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Location||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
|Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Website||www.msnaturalscience.org|
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will give you a lot of knowledge about the biological diversity. Tour the 1,700 square foot greenhouse and check out the native plants and the turtles and fish. They are really the highlights of this museum.