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Also known as the Magnolia State, Mississippi has an abundance
of magnolia flowers and trees in the state.
The state capital of Mississippi is Jackson.
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Native Americans of the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes originally
occupied the Jackson area.
In 1863 the city was nicknamed Chimneyville after it was destroyed by
Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
The recovery after the war was slow, until gas was discovered nearby
in the 1930s.
Jackson is still a sleepy town today, although the population has
swelled and there are many places of interest relating to its history, and a number of
notable mansions to visit.
Mississippi Gaming Commission:
The MGC routinely receives inquiries about the win/hold percentage and casino patronage
and investments in the state-regulated casinos.
Vicksburg was considered a key in the American Civil War.
Vicksburg National Military Park contains memorials, monuments, and
restored markers showing the fortified battle lines of the Union and Confederate armies.
Near the park is Vicksburg National Cemetery.
Vicksburg Convention &
Information on tourism in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Embracing 116 acres, this is the final resting place of 17,000 Union Soldiers; a number
unmatched by any other national cemetery.
Vicksburg National Military
The battlefield at Vicksburg is in an excellent state of preservation. It includes 1,325
historic monuments and markers, 20 miles of reconstructed trenches and earthworks, a 16
mile tour road, antebellum home, 144 emplaced cannon, restored Union gunboat-USS Cairo,
and the Vicksburg National Cemetery.
Mississippi gets its name from the Mississippi River,
meaning big river in Algonquian.
States neighbouring Mississippi are:
Mississippi is a humid state in the south, with the Mississippi River
forming its western boundary with Louisiana and
Mississippi Tourism Association:
The 275-member organisation is guided by a Board of Directors representing all parts of
the State of Mississippi and all segments within the hospitality industry.
MS Traffic Watch:
Mississippi Traffic Watch is designed to provide real-time traffic information, to help
the public get around Mississippi.
State of Mississippi:
The official page for the government of Mississippi state.
The official site of the Mississippi Division of Tourism.
Vacation opportunities in Mississippi include
casino gaming, world-class entertainment, resorts and
spas, golf, hunting, fishing, camping, beaches,
historic sites, and homely inns.
From moss-draped trees to big city attractions, the Capital/River
Region also features stately mansions, cannon-lined battlefields and rich southern
The Coastal Region offers neon-filled nightlife, sparkling Gulf water
and unspoiled forests.
Experience the legendary mystique of the Delta Region along with the
exciting casinos of Tunica, Lula and Greenville. And, of course, there's the Blues.
The Hills Region is rich with wooded vistas and colourful history.
With its diverse terrain and down-home fun, the Pines Region lets you
get to know "the father of country music" at the Jimmie Rodgers Museum in
Columbus is the
perfect destination for anyone who appreciates classic Southern architecture, good food, a
friendly atmosphere, or just a down-home way of living.
By Juna'uh Allgood.
Visit illustrious homes in the Columbus Historic district.
Before the Civil War, most of Mississippi's cotton millionaires
built their estates around Natchez.
Natchez Pilgrimage Tours
offer maps and information on the history behind the properties.
For an interesting drive through Civil War battle sites, take the
Natchez Trace Parkway up from Natchez to Nashville, in
Combine all of the rich historical heritage with superb recreational, dining and lodging
facilities and you have a truly unique experience; you have Natchez.
Money also flows into Natchez through the
On the old Natchez Trace, in north-eastern Mississippi, Tupelo is
the July 1866 site of the Battle of Tupelo.
Tupelo is also the birthplace of Elvis Presley, and many of his fans
still visit the museum and memorial chapel.
26 miles of imported white sand turned this Mississippi resort
into America's Riviera, and one of the world's largest man-made beaches.
The marina has 31-slips and an Epie hardwood dock with observation
decks and walking promenades. There is also a theatre on site with nationally recognised
musicians and comedians.
Accommodation in Biloxi
Resort and Casino: Biloxi, Mississippi.
|875 Beach Blvd.
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.
|The 32-story Beau
Rivage features 1,740 rooms, including 95 luxury suites.
Elegant rooms feature lush
fabrics and draperies with Spanish and Grecian marble throughout spacious bathrooms. Each
room has original artwork and offers a stunning view of the Mississippi Gulf or the Back
Hotel amenities include a 24-hour full casino, twelve restaurants, five lounges, an
elevated cafe and bar, a shopping esplanade, a day spa, and a garden atrium.
Hotel and Casino: Biloxi, Mississippi.
IP Casino Resort Spa.
|The elegant Imperial
Palace Hotel and Casino offers 1,088 brand new rooms and bathrooms, free high-speed
wireless internet access, and upgraded amenities.
Hotel amenities include a full casino, Cinema 6 (six theatres), five fine-dining
restaurants, and three snack areas.
From the Coasts only Vegas-style ultra lounge to the towering hotel with great
water views, IP Hotel & Casino has it all.
Gulfport, to the west of Biloxi, is quieter.
Institute for Marine Mammal Studies:
Together with its scientific collaborators, IMMS hopes to make a significant impact on the
health and well-being of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound and adjacent waters of the
Northern Gulf of Mexico.
The Blues Route
legends such as Bessie
Smith, W.C Handy,
Waters and John
Lee Hooker cruised into Memphis on US 61.
At the crossroads of US 61 and US 49, Clarksdale's
Delta Blues Museum is a tribute to Muddy
Waters and other blues greats.
Clarksdale also holds an annual blues festival during the first week
Some of the world's top names in casinos, offering rolling action
24 hours a day, make Tunica a gaming experience to enjoy.
The gambling and casino capital of The South. World-class casinos and Southern hospitality
will surely win you over. If you like to win, you owe it to yourself to discover Tunica,
Mississippi, just south of Memphis.
Mississippi has over 140 golf courses to choose from and the PGA
Tour even stops in the state, for the Southern Farm Bureau Golf Classic.
Long before glitzy casinos dotted the Mississippi coastline and the golf boom produced
brand-new, daily-fee treasures, there was a historic match that just might have caused
folks in these parts to re-think the game of golf.
Mississippi Golf Association:
Participants in Mississippi Golf Association State Championships need to have an
established GHIN handicap.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Golf
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Golf Association, the only organisation on the Gulf Coast 100%
dedicated to promoting golf, is a non-profit golf destination marketing organisation.
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