Monroe CountyCity Population 5,612
Aberdeen Visitors Bureau
Aberdeen Architectural Driving Tour
Driving Tour through 3 historic districts highlighting almost every style of Southern architecture. Free maps available at the Visitors Bureau office.
Aberdeen Blues Marker
Mississippi Blues Trail Marker: Aberdeen Blues, featuring three blues men from this area: Bukka White, Howlin Wolf and Albert King.
Aberdeen Blues Mural
Colorful backdrop to the Blues Trail marker, the mural is an artistic rendering of Aberdeen bluesmen: Bukka White, Albert King and Howlin’ Wolf. By Mississippi artist Cristen Barnard. Drive-by.
Black History Trail
Self-Guided Driving Tour has 15 stops significant to black history in Aberdeen. This trail focuses attention on African-Americans who made their start in Aberdeen and the surrounding area. Brochures available online and the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.
Blue Bluff Recreation Area
Covered pavilion, picnic area, playground, sandy beach, volleyball and basketball courts. Hiking trail, fishing areas, boat ramp and dock, restrooms. Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway scenic overlook.
This historic courthouse was built in 1912 and features marble staircase, mosaic tile floor and Tiffany-Stained glass dome skylight. National Register of Historic Places & Mississippi Landmark Building. Open Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Center for the arts hosts live productions and current movies every weekend. Built in 1937, this renovated Art Nouveau-style theater, with original ticket booth and neon marquee, is an Aberdeen icon. Admission.
Evans Memorial Library
Nationally known for its historical materials, it houses volumes of genealogical research. Home to the F.S. McKnight Photographic Collection containing over 14,000 photos dating 1890s - 1930s. Mon - Thu, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church
One of the oldest historically African-American churches in the area. Rebuilt in 1921, church records precede the turn of the 20th century. Open year- round. By appointment. Free. Donations accepted.
c. 1850. Completely restored Greek Revival mansion. Many original furnishings and memorabilia. By appointment. Admission.
c. 1850. Beautiful antebellum home, furnished with antiques and features an unusual staircase. Weddings, receptions and special occasions. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment. Admission.
Old Aberdeen & Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery
Resting place for many pioneers and Civil War veterans, including Jeffrey Forrest, brother of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. Beautiful monuments. Brochure guide available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau. Open daily. Free.
c. 1874. Italianate-Victorian home features plaster moldings, extensive collections of quilts, clocks and antiques. By appointment. Admission.
Silk Stocking Row Historic District Walking Tour
Tour of Aberdeen’s Historic District, including former home of Judge Eugene Octave Sykes. Historic homes and landmarks. Brochures available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open year-round. Free.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
Lifeboat Church, where Howlin’ Wolf sang as a boy, and St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, established in the mid-1800s, combined in the 1960s to form St. Peter’s. By appointment.
The Story of Aberdeen Historic Audio Tour
Free audio CD featuring an audio driving tour of Aberdeen. Available at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau and local antique shops. Open year-round.
Choctaw CountyCity Population 1.593
Ackerman-Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce
Choctaw Lake Recreational Area
Three birding trails 1.5 miles in length, tree identification trail and six miles of trails for hiking/biking with 2.7 miles of those being handicap accessible. Fishing, boat ramps, pavilions and camping.
Davis Lake Recreation Area
Fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and picnic areas. Open year-round.
Tombigbee National Forest
This 67,000-acre national forest is covered with pine and upland hardwood. Many medium-sized lakes are located within the forest. Popular for hunting deer and turkey.
Monroe CountyCity Population 7,743
Amory Regional Museum
This museum is now housed in the town’s first hospital, built in 1916. In 1976, it became Amory’s Bicentennial project and was converted to a museum. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free admission.
Carroll CountyCity Population Under 100
Lee CountyCity Population 3,351
Brice's Crossroads Chief Tishomingo Scenic Byway
Three cemeteries along the byway are the final resting places of community founders. Included are sites where Chickasaw Indians lived, farmed and held tribal councils.
Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center
Enjoy three battlefield trails, an NPS site, interpretive markers and two cemeteries located on 1,600 acres of hallowed ground. The Interpretive Center features the two last stands of the Confederate cavalry at Brice's Crossroads and Tupelo/Harrisburg. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.
Panola CountyCity Population 7,506
Panola Partnership, Inc.
Two of seven mounds remain intact at the site. Excavations of pottery and other artifacts suggest that Native American people built the mounds during the Early to Middle Woodland Period (ca. AD 1 - 400).
Historic Downtown Batesville Square
The Batesville Square was formed around the railroad in the 1850s. The historic square is now a unique mix of retail businesses, professional offices and restaurants, and also serves as the location of many special events in the City of Batesville.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Built in the 1890s, the church held religious services until the 1940s. Currently, the church serves as a meeting place for civic organizations. The handmade furniture was made by German prisoners of war at Como Internment Camp.
Tishomingo CountyCity Population 1,952
Covenant Creek Farm
Baby animals for visitors viewing pleasure. School and group tours available. Delicious goat cheese, candy soaps and other organic products are manufactured and sold.
Hilltop Art Studio Art by Shelley Ozbirn
Southern folk art, altered art and traditional art. Paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil. The artist creates her one-of-a-kind paintings in her studio atop the hills of Belmont. By appointment.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 448
Doro Plantation Cemetery
Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Charles Clark.
Tippah CountyCity Population 675
Doll Collection Exhibit
The Mary Dean Hollis Historical Doll Collection contains 105 of the 134 dolls representative of the clothing styles worn by Blue Mountain College students from 1877 to present.
Prentiss CountyCity Population 8,664
Booneville Area Chamber of Commerce
Pumpkins, cornfield, maze, hayrides, weddings, reunions, school trips, parties, games and more.
Booneville City Park & Kidstown
Activity area, fully-lighted bicycle and walking path, nature trails, picnic areas and ball fields.
Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest planned the victorious Battle of Brice’s Crossroads here during the Civil War.
Rails & Trails Museum
Historic depot built in 1913; renovated caboose. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rankin CountyCity Population 20,096
Rankin County Chamber of Commerce
Home of genuine country music. First and third Saturday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Admission.
Old Brandon Cemetery
Established in the early 1830s, the cemetery contains more than 1,000 graves. The burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. Robert Lowry. Open year-round. Free.
Pelahatchie Creek Paddle Trip
Paddle trips on Pelahatchie Creek. Ross Barnett Reservoir FHS Map can be obtained at Buffalo Peak Outfitters. Available outfitter: Pearl River Kayak. 601.966.5456
Rankin County Historical Museum
The museum consists of three buildings for tours: Atkins-McRae Store, Neely-Wilson House and the Goshen Springs Post Office. By appointment only.
Shiloh Splash Park
Zero-depth water feature covers 8,700 sq. ft. and consists of water cannons, a fort and other aquatic devices. Open during summer months and September. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m. Hours vary. Admission.
Noxubee CountyCity Population 1,140
Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
48,000-acre refuge consisting of bottomland and upland forests. Enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Group educational programs available by appointment.
Tishomingo CountyCity Population 1,036
Carroll CountyCity Population 190
Carrollton Community House
WPA log structure built in 1936,. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Home and library of US Senator J.Z George. Used as the location for the Foote Plantation in The Help. Tours by appointment.
Country Music Trail Marker - Narmour and Smith
Located outside the Merrill Museum, this marker honors fiddler William T. Narmour and guitarist Shellie W. Smith. Blending blues and old-time dance tunes, this influential duo had forty-eight recordings for Okeh and Bluebird records from 1928 o 1934. Their music often emphasized their home-base -- "Carroll County Blues" and "Avalon Quick Step." Narmour brought legendary African-American bluesman Mississippi John Hurt to Okeh Records' attention.
Contains the graves of Senators J. Z. George and H. D. Money and their families. Both are marked with impressive tombstones. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Carrollton is an interesting destination for family and friends. Schedule private tours of churches, homes and museums any time or attend the annual Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival in October.
See Carroll County history through the exhibits found in the Merrill Museum.
Mississippi John Hurt Home/Museum
Two-hour tour of the late John Hurt home, museum, church, historic marker, gravesite and Old Community Store.
Mississippi Writers Trail Marker - Elizabeth Spencer
Located outside the Merrill Museum, this marker honors Carrollton native author Elizabeth Spencer. This award winning author has written a total of nine novels, seven collections of short stories, a memoir (Landscapes of the Heart, 1998), and a play (For Lease or Sale, 1989).
Walking Tour of Carrollton
Download our free walking tour app for your smart phone or tablet and hear the history of Carrollton as told by Walt Grayson.
Coahoma CountyCity Population 18,883
Coahoma County Tourism Commission
Bluestown Music is locally owned by guitar artist Ronnie Drew. Ronnie has a great collection of new and vintage guitars available. He also repairs guitars and other stringed instruments. A great place to stop in and play guitar with Ronnie.
Carnegie Public Library Archaeology Collection
Collection of Mississippi pottery and artifacts. Archaeological research materials. Closed national holidays. Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m. Free.
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
Cat Head specializes in all things Delta Blues. Cat Head’s website and in-store chalkboard track blues shows in the Mississippi Delta. Gift shop.Tours by appointment. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
Clarksdale Walk of Fame
Bronze plaques, highlighting local persons of national or international recognition, are installed in sidewalks throughout downtown Clarksdale.
Legend has it that bluesman Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the Crossroads for the ability to play blues music. Have a picture made at the iconic marker.
The mansion was built in 1916 by J.W. Cutrer and was a great influence in Tennessee Williams life. The Norman Brown Art Gallery is in the ball room and showcases local artist's work.
Deak makes custom harmonicas to order and carries a selection of harmonicas and other blues related items in this one-of-a-kind shop. He also repairs harmonicas and offers lessons when he is not somewhere playing.
Delta Blues Museum
Blues enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this museum, packed with blues artifacts and memorabilia. Mar - Oct: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Nov - Feb: Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. After hours and Sundays, by appointment. Admission.
Delta Bohemian Tours
Customized to your particular interests: blues sites, Mississippi River, oxbows, lakes, agriculture, countryside homes and churches, sunset photo ops, you name it. A real and personal Mississippi Delta experience.
Ground Zero Blues Club
Ground Zero Blues Club features performances by both local and national blues bands and is co-owned by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman. Lunch served Mon - Fri, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Live music, Wed - Sat.
Folk and fine-art gallery owned by International Blues Festival artist Stan Street. Home of the Hambone Festival. Tue - Sat, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live music, Tue, 7 - 10 p.m. Free.
Historic Walking District
Walking tour of the beautiful historic district of Clarksdale including Tennessee Williams Park and historic homes. Among them is the former home of the thirty-eighth Gov. Earl Brewer.
Old commissary filled with antiques and artifacts pertaining to the culture surrounding the Mississippi Delta. Features one of the first mechanized cotton pickers. Open year-round. By appointment. Free.
Mississippi Trail Markers
Coahoma County is home to 13 Blues Trail Markers as well as Freedom Trail, Mound Trail, Writer’s Trail, Country Music Trail, and Mississippi Historical Markers.
Muddy Waters’ Cabin Site & Marker
The cabin where legendary bluesman Muddy Waters grew up was once located on the Stovall Plantation. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on site. The actual cabin is now on display inside the Delta Blues Museum. Drive-by.
The New Roxy
The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the historic New World District of downtown Clarksdale. Vibrant music, art and theater venue.
North Delta Museum
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, this museum houses artifacts from the Mississippi Delta spanning prehistoric fossils to early 20th century agricultural and household items. Open 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
Quapaw Canoe Company
Choose a day tour or an extended tour on the mighty Mississippi River in a hand-carved canoe. Featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine and on Food Network. No experience necessary.
Authentic Mississippi Delta juke joint offers performances by Mississippi artists.Open every weekend and most weeknights. Admission.
Tennessee Williams Rectory Museum
Childhood home of Tennessee Williams located in the St. George's Episcopal Church Rectory. Open during festivals and by appointment. Text 646.465.1578 to schedule an appointment.
W.C. Handy Home Site & Marker
W.C. Handy (1873-1958), the “Father of the Blues,” lived at this site from 1903 to 1905. Drive-by.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 14,841
Cleveland-Bolivar County Tourism
Amzie Moore House
During the Civil Rights Movement, Moore organized the NAACP and served as President in Cleveland. His home was used to plan movement operations, and he housed SNCC workers and other activists that would come through the area at his home. Home and interpretive center open by appointment by calling 662.846.4780.
A Cast of Blues
“A Cast of Blues” features three-dimensional, exact replicas of blues musicians’ faces. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call for weekend appointments. Free.
Bolivar County Courthouse
W.C. Handy MS Blues Trail Marker provides more insight into the life of this legendary bluesman, known as the “Father of the Blues.” Historic courthouse. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.
Bologna Performing Arts Center
For the best in arts and entertainment, visit the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University. Featuring two performance venues, the 1,183 seat Delta & Pine Land Theatre and a smaller 145-seat Recital Hall, the BPAC offers a variety of performances including celebrity concerts, national Broadway tours, dance companies, theater, and family-friendly performances in addition to film screenings. Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during performances. Visit website for upcoming events.
The Dave “Boo” Ferriss Museum
Inning by Inning: A Life in Baseball, chronicles the life of former Red Sox World Series player Dave "Boo" Ferriss from his early days in Shaw, MS to his coaching days at Delta State University. Collection includes photos and personable memorabilia, including a wool uniform, gloves and an official Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinal World Series pennant.
Delta State University Archives & Chinese Heritage Museum
Smithsonian exhibits, historical displays and changing exhibits on the Delta and related topics. Thu, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A Mississippi Blues Trail marker is located at Dockery Farms, home of early blues musician Charley Patton. His style influenced the development of the Delta blues. Open year-round. Free.
Fielding Wright Art Center
Permanent collection includes works by Kathe Kollwitz and Salvador Dalí. Changing exhibits. Open during school sessions. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
For a truly remarkable interactive journey through the history of music, just follow the Mississippi Blues and Country Music Trails to GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi. The museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits and is a must see for everyone who loves music. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5:30 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission.
Historic Blues Driving Tour
A self-guided tour of sites important to blues music. Brochure available from Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce. Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SHOPPING DISTRICT
Quaint shopping district along the downtown walking trail. Features boutiques, art galleries, cafes and specialty shopping. Located in the Historic District; features a landscaped walking trail. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Gift shop. Free.
Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum
The museum showcases a 70’ x 17’ zero gauge model railroad layout. Also on display are artifacts, documents, photos and memorabilia. Interactive for children; fun for the whole family. Model Train runs Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. 4 p.m., Sat. 1 - 4 p.m.
Tate CountyCity Population 1,667
Located ten miles northwest of Senatobia near the town of Coldwater. Excellent fishing, hiking, boating and camping. Owned and operated by
Amzi Love Home
c. 1848. Home has remaining in the same family for eight generations, and many of the fine furnishings are original to the house. By appointment. Admission.
Columbus Air Force Base
Columbus Air Force Base has trained pilots since World War II. Once home of the B-52 bomber, it graduates hundreds of Air Force pilots annually.
Columbus Historic District
Historic home tours are available daily. Drop by or call the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center for antebellum homes year-round tour schedules. Mon – Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Concord CME Church
c. 1867. African-American church established in Lowndes County following the Civil War. The congregation met beneath a large tree prior to building in 1908. By appointment.
Columbus Riverwalk & Nature Trail
The trail begins at Main St. and winds along the Tombigbee River with 4.4 miles of walking and biking paths. It offers two pavilions, bathrooms, benches, bike racks and picnic tables. Daily, dawn to dusk. Open year-round.
Columbus War Museum
Honors and recognizes those who died in military battles and the many who lived through them. Open year-round. Mon - Thu, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free.
Dewayne Hayes Recreation Area
A campground with 100 RV, ten primitive sites. Mountain biking, wildlife viewing area, activity area, boat launch, fishing, nature trail, picnic, water playground and more.
Eugenia Summer Gallery
Located on the SW corner of the MUW campus in the Art and Design Building. Gallery: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m, except major holidays. Call for summer hours, May - Aug. Free. Open to the public.
The first free public school in Mississippi, Franklin Academy of Columbus opened its doors in 1821 on this site. The school remains open for students today.
Burial site of four Confederate generals and more than 2,000 Civil War soldiers. Site of America’s first Memorial Day observance in April 1866. At Friendship Cemetery, visitors will find the burial site of soldiers from every battle between the War of 1812 to the Bosnian Conflict, and can view the burial site of two Mississippi governors. A Jewish section is also represented in the cemetery. Daily, 7 a.m. - sunset.
c. 1843. Isaac Williams, a skilled laborer, and his brother Thomas, a blacksmith, free men of color, settled in the area and built this raised cottage. Drive-by.
Lowndes County Courthouse
Where the Mississippi Legislature met during the Civil War after the city of Jackson fell to Union forces. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed all federal/state holidays.
Magnolia Motor Speedway
State-of-the-art race facility featuring a .375 mile dirt oval track.
Missionary Union Baptist Church
c. 1833. The oldest African-American Baptist church in northeast Mississippi. By appointment.
Plymouth Bluff Center
Conference center with meeting space, lodging, a museum and nature trails located on 190 acres of secluded forest land with impressive scenery along the bluffs of the old Tombigbee River.
R.E. Hunt Museum & Cultural Center
Built in 1954, R.E. Hunt was an African-American high school during a time when segregation and racism plagued society. Today, it is a museum and cultural center and a MS Historic Landmark. Tue, 1 - 5 p.m.
Robert Gleed Gravesite
Final resting place of Columbus' first African-American city councilman and Lowndes County's first African-American state senator. Drive-by.
The Rock 'N' Roll Scenic Byway
104-mile scenic byway: Hwy. 45 in Columbus, birthplace of playwright Tennessee Williams, to Tupelo and the Elvis Presley Birthplace, to Hwy. 78 for stops in Oxford and Holly Springs.
c. 1856. Considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in Mississippi. By appointment with two-day advance scheduling. Admission.
Rosenzweig Arts Center
Art gallery featuring sculptures, jewelry and paintings by various artists on exhibit year-round, and a sales gallery. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Originated under a brush arbor by Christian slaves. In 1821, the land for the church was chartered. Original church was demolished and re-erected at present location in 1886, then remodeled in 1942. Drive-by.
Stennis East Bank & Columbus Recreation Area
Activity area (day use only), boat launch, fishing, sailing, water skiing and picnic area.
Stephen D. Lee Home & Museum
c. 1847. Built by Maj. Thomas Blewett. Once the residence of Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Lee, it is now a museum exhibiting Civil War collections. Available for wedding and reception rentals. Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission.
c. 1837. Combination of Federal and Greek Revival features adorn this classically designed four-story home with porches on three sides and 14 Doric columns. By appointment. Admission.
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum
Museum highlights the uniqueness of this 234-mile stretch of waterway that connects Middle America with the Gulf of Mexico at Mobile, AL. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Museum: Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sat by appointment
Tennessee Williams Home & Welcome Center
c. 1875. Tour the Victorian first home of playwright Tennessee Williams. The home is now a welcome center offering tours and information about Columbus and the surrounding area. Mon - Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m
c. 1877. Historic marker shows the site of the first free school for African-Americans in Columbus. Drive-by.
Founded in 1884, Mississippi University for Women was the first public college for women in America. The campus boasts 23 buildings. National Register of Historic Places. Mon - Fri, except major holidays.
Panola CountyCity Population 1,265
Como Main Street
Alan Lomax’s Repatriated Blues Photographs & Recordings
Alan Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who celebrated music, photography and film around the world. Lomax’s recordings, photographs and film capture the unique regional blues of the Como area. Mon, Wed - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Country Cycles Shop & Museum
A working Harley shop and vintage museum filled with old bikes, memorabilia and antiques. Nothing can describe this fun place. Owner Clark Gregory entertains with eccentricity and knows his Harleys.
Historic Walking Tour
Brochures provide a basis for a self-guided walking tour that highlights
Alcorn CountyCity Population 14,573
Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Center
Alcorn County Genealogical Society
Contains family file folders, family history, surname books, census records, marriage and cemetery records and tax and probate records. Thu - Fri, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. By appointment. Free.
Built by the Federal Army in mid-1862, Battery F remains a pristine example of Civil War earthworks. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.
The Beauregard Line
One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west sides of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms. Guided tours periodically. One of the finest examples of Civil War fortifications to be found, the Beauregard Line, composed of seven miles of earthworks, spanned the east, north and west sides of Corinth. Interpretive panels located on four observation platforms. Guided tours periodically. Call ahead. Free.
Borroum’s Drug Store
Founded in 1865 by former Confederate Army surgeon A.J. Borroum, this is the oldest drugstore in the state. It houses Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and an authentic working soda fountain. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.
Civil War Earthworks
Corinth has the largest number of intact Civil War earthworks in the nation. Constructed by Confederate and Union Armies stationed at Corinth and used in the city’s defense. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
Center features exhibits that explain military and civilian experiences during the Civil War. It also includes exhibits relevant to African-American heritage. Daily, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Gift shop. Free
Corinth Architectural Tour
Includes examples of various styles from the 1850s through the 1930s, including Mississippi Historical Landmarks and National Historic Landmarks. Free.
Corinth Coliseum Civic Center
Built in 1924, this showplace of Victorian and Art Deco design features black and white tile, ornamental plaster, imported white marble wainscoting and a grand staircase. Mississippi Landmark and National Register of Historic Places. By appointment. Free.
Corinth Contraband Camp
In 1862, a contraband camp was built in Corinth for escaped slaves seeking refuge with the Union Army. The 600-acre camp had a working farm, church, commissary, hospital, school and housing area. As many as 6,000 people resided here. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Corinth Driving Tour
Tour of battle sites and headquarters, first-person accounts of events, and an extended tour stopping at earthworks and sites east and north of Corinth. CD and map available at the Corinth CVB or downloaded online. Free.
Corinth National Cemetery
Gravesites of 1,793 known and 3,895 unknown Civil War soldiers. Interments represent 273 regiments from 15 states. Daily, 8 a.m. - sunset. Free.
Corinth Railroad Crossing
This crossroads of the Memphis and Charleston and the Mobile and Ohio Railroads identified Corinth as a strategic location in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Free.
Display of all things Corinth from the Paleolithic Period to the present day. Housed in the Historic Corinth Depot, permanent displays emphasize transportation and the Civil War. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Admission.
One of the defining businesses in the black community, opened in 1962. Dilworth’s has been featured in Southern Living magazine. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 2 - 7 p.m.
Forrest Hill Cemetery
Site predates the Civil War. Markings identify graves as far back as the mid-1860s. Slaves and a few Confederate soldiers are buried here. The cemetery is the resting place of many prominent black families of the Corinth area, including the city’s only black mayor, E.S. Bishop. The cemetery is still in use today.
A Guide to the Corinth Campaigns of 1862
In 1862, the railroad crossing in Corinth was described as being the “16 most important sq. ft. in the Confederacy.” The campaign map traces the Corinth Campaign from Corinth to Shiloh and Iuka, and back. Free.
Lake Hill Motor Museum
One of America's largest motorcycle/ATV dealerships. Home to a collection of antique, classic and custom automobiles and motorcycles. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.
Mt. Moriah UMC
The Freedom Society sent missionaries to the South to organize private schools and churches. Mt. Moriah UMC was founded in 1866. The present building was built in 1928. Free.
Variety of daylilies for sale to individuals and landscapers. You-pick blueberries, blackberries and muscadines. Fresh produce is available year-round due to the gardens’ hothouse innovations.
Tuscumbia Wildlife Management Area
2,600 acres of dove, quail, duck, squirrel and deer hunting. Check with The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for hunting seasons, rules and regulations. Mon - Sat, 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Choctaw CountyCity Population 386
Colonel James Drake House
French Camp memorabilia and artifacts displayed in a renovated log cabin museum originally built in 1855.
French Camp Academy Alumni Museum
French Camp memorabilia and artifacts displayed in a renovated log cabin museum originally built in 1855.
French Camp Historic District
Est. 1812. Mid-1800s log cabins, museum, sorghum mill, thrift store, visitor center, gift shop and Council House Café. Also features an antebellum home, c. 1846 - 1848.
Huffman Log Cabin
Historic dogtrot cabin which serves as visitors center, gift shop and showplace for arts and crafts. Daily, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Coahoma CountyCity Population 1,332
North Delta Museum
Museum with Civil War and Indian artifacts. Daily, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., or by appointment. Admission.
Itawamba CountyCity Population 4,095
Beans Ferry Studio
One-of-a-kind artist creations. View The Chosen Vessel, a 45-minute presentation about the potter’s wheel, set to music and presented regularly by reservation. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
715 acres of hills, trails, mud and campingfun for the entire family. Please view the website or Facebook page for hours. The park is open every other weekend, Fri - Sun.
Fulton Tenn-Tom Trails
4.2 miles of lighted walking trails located on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
50-acre farm, five-acre corn maze, pumpkin patches, animal alley, wagon ride, 30-ft. super slide, playground areas and country store. Weddings year-round. Open last week of Sep - Nov 1.
John Bell Williams Wildlife Management Area
This management area was established in 1973 and contains approximately 3,000 acres owned by the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District and leased to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks for wildlife management and public usage.
Jamie L. Whitten Historical Center
Videos and displays examine waterways and Appalachian-region programs. Nature trail, fishing, auditorium and picnic area. Apr 1 - Aug 31, daily, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 1 - Mar 31, daily, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Old Bridge Beach on Bay Springs Lake
15 miles north of Fulton. Playground, fishing pier, large shelters, picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, volleyball court, swimming area and white sand beach.
Underground Railroad Bicycle RouteEnters the beautiful countryside of Itawamba County along the southern border of the county. Then, just north of Fulton, it joins the Natchez Trace Parkway as it continues through Alabama.
Enters the beautiful countryside of Itawamba County along the southern border of the county. Then, just north of Fulton, it joins the Natchez Trace Parkway as it continues through Alabama.
Tallahatchie CountyCity Population 116
Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center
Center honors the memory of Emmett Till, a black youth kidnapped and brutally murdered in the Delta in 1955, with exhibits and related artifacts. Guided tours available. Gift shop. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations accepted.
Emmett Till Memorial Park
One-mile trail set along the waters of Black Bayou. Signs provide information about native plants and animals, the community's history and responses to events connected to the Emmett Till lynching. Picnic area, outdoor concert pavilion, campsite, bird-watching and photo opportunities.
Washington CountyCity Population 33,418
Greenville/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Armitage Herschell Carousel
108-year-old, fully restored carousel is open for rides. Sat, 3 - 5 p.m. $1 per ride.
Belmont Plantation, Est. 1857
Built in 1857 for W.W. Worthington, it is the last antebellum mansion along the river in the Mississippi Delta, standing at over 9,000 square feet. After undergoing extensive restoration, the home is available for weddings, events, tours and luxury sportsmen excursions. Call for more information.
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center
The center is housed in the former E.E. Bass Junior High School, designed by renowned architect A. Hays Town and built in 1929. The gallery displays seven exhibits per year with one week between shows. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
The Flood of 1927 Museum
Housed in the oldest structure in downtown Greenville, this museum presents the history of one of the greatest natural disasters this country has ever known. Open year-round. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment.
Great River Road
Drive along one of the nation’s oldest, longest and most distinctive scenic byways, which extends from the Tennessee line to the Louisiana line, allowing access to the Mississippi River.
Great Wall of Mississippi
In 1927, the Mississippi River broke through the levee north of Greenville, flooding the Delta. A new levee system, taller than the Great Wall of China, was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Drive-by.
Greenville Air Force Base Museum
From World War II to the Cold War, Greenville did its part to train the airmen and women who defended our freedom. This museum tells their story. Daily, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
GREENVILLE’S HISTORIC CEMETERIES
These final resting places tell volumes about Greenville’s early residents: bankers and business people, politicians, former slaves, writers, teachers, community and religious leaders and people from every walk of life. The Greenville Cemetery is home to The Patriot. This stunning tribute was commissioned by author William Alexander Percy in honor of his late father, former US Senator Leroy Percy.
Greenville History Museum
This museum tells the history of Greenville from the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s. Features photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The fastest track in the South. Heart-pounding, wheel-to-wheel action. Weekly racing, Apr - Oct. Admission.
Greenville Writers Exhibit
Showcases the River City’s many prominent writers including Shelby Foote, Ellen Douglas, Walker Percy, Beverly Lowry and Clifton L. Taulbert. Hours vary.
Hebrew Union Temple & Museum
Houses the Goldstein Nelken Solomon Century of History Museum. Temple dates back to 1906. The museum displays Greenville’s Jewish history over the last half century. By appointment.
Live Oak Cemetery, Burial Site of Holt Collier
Final resting place of Bishop E.W. Lampton, the only African-American bishop from Mississippi, and Holt Collier, prominent African-America businessman and slave. Drive-by. Free.
Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church
c. 1864; current building 1971. Established by six former slaves as the first church structure erected by African-Americans in Greenville. Mt. Horeb has been an important part of the city’s religious life. Sunday services, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Drive-by.
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
c. 1828. Brick Romanesque Revival building on the site of the first Roman Catholic seminary for African-American priests in the US. By appointment.
St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church
Organized in 1867, St. Matthew was the first AME church established in the Mississippi Delta. By appointment.
Walnut Street Entertainment District
Special guest appearances by blues artists, live rock bands, R&B performers and more every weekend. Dining. Blues Walk stone markers honor local entertainers and others from around the world.
Warfield Point Park
Features a 38-ft. observation tower for a panoramic view of the Mississippi River. One of the few locations on the river that offers camping as well as RV and picnic facilities on the banks of the Mississippi. Daily.
WASHINGTON COUNTY WELCOME CENTER
The Washington County Welcome Center, originally dubbed “The River Road Queen,” is considered one of the ten most distinctive welcome centers in the United States, with exhibits upstairs showcasing the Delta. Located near the Mississippi River, it was originally built for the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans then relocated. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Built in 18173 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
WINTERVILLE MOUNDS & MUSEUM
One of the largest Indian mound groups in the Mississippi Valley. Area artifacts and special events year-round. Go to website for the most current schedule of events. Free. Donations accepted. Grounds: Daily, dawn to dusk. Museum: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Grenada CountyCity Population 13,092
Grenada Tourism Commission
Chakchiuma Swamp & Lee Tartt Nature Preserve
Located just steps from downtown Grenada, come kayak or hike and see the best wildlife and woodlands Mississippi has to offer at the Chakchiuma Swamp.
Contains 180 graves of unknown Confederate soldiers. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Grenada Confederate Forts
Remains of earthwork forts built to protect against Union forces led by Gen. U.S. Grant. The forts provided headquarters for the historic Civil War raid on Holly Springs. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Over two million visitors come annually to these 36,000 acres of water, 138 Class-A campsites, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, ball fields and picnic shelters.
Grenada Lake Visitor Center Museum
Learn about the US Army Corps of Engineers missions and Grenada Lake's assets. The overlook offers a panoramic view of the 36,000-acre lake. Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Haserway Wetland Demonstration Area
330-acre area supports abundant wildlife with special emphasis on public access and environmental interpretation. 100-acre green tree reservoir and two shorebird wading areas. Easy access viewing of wildlife areas.
LeFlore Hiking Trail System
Three-mile historic hiking trail leading through land that originally belonged to Choctaw Indian Chief Greenwood LeFlore, featuring steep loess bluffs, beech trees, scenic Potacocowa Creek and a cabin in pecan grove.
Lee Tartt Nature Preserve
300 acre bottomland hardwood forest & oxbow lakes with opportunities for kayaking, hiking and wildlife observation. Events held throughout the year.
Lost Bluff Hiking Trail
Two mile trail with steep winding trails and steps. Adjacent to a fort built during the Civil War. Features a spectacular view of the emergency spillway.
Yalobusha River Paddling Trail
Kayak or canoe this 520-mile paddling trail through several Mississippi counties. Check out the details and various trails at our website.
DeSoto CountyCity Population 14,700
Known for some of the best fishing and sailing with acres of land for public hunting and hiking, as well as Class A and primitive campsites, boat ramps, swimming beaches, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Arkabutla Wildlife Rehab Nature Center (ARK)
The two miles of woodland walked trails are located in a wildlife sanctuary. Future plans for a handicap accessible wildlife demonstration trail. Open year round.
Baptist Industrial College Marker
Founded in 1900 by the North MS Baptist Educational Convention, it was the first school in the county to offer education through 12th grade to African-Americans in North Mississippi.
Cedar Hill Farm
Hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, fishing, paintball, playground and picnic area. Open to the public for seasonal and year-round events and by reservation for private events.
DeSoto Arts Council
The DeSoto Arts Council (DAC) serves as an arts agency for DeSoto County and the surrounding region. DAC offers a wide range of activities, diverse programming and
DeSoto County Confederate Monument
One of the state’s oldest monuments dedicated to the Confederate dead, erected in 1875, with 100 marked graves and a mass grave for 60 soldiers. Daily, dawn to dusk.
DeSoto County Courthouse
Built in 1942. Learn the history of Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, who explored this area in 1541 - 1542, through restored paintings that depict Hernando's voyage to discover the Mississippi River. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DeSoto County Museum
The museum provides education programs, as well as exhibits on the history of DeSoto County. Browse the 1840's restored log cabin. Free Admission.
Genealogical Society of DeSoto County
An extensive library with records dating back to the 1840s is maintained by the Genealogical Society of DeSoto County. Mon - Wed, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Thu - Fri, by appointment.
Gus Cannon’s GraveSite
A banjo and jug player, born in 1874. Gus wrote and first recorded the song “Walk Right In,” which became a No. 1 hit for The Rooftop Singers, in 1963.
Springhill Historic Memorial Garden Cemetery
DeSoto County's oldest cemetery, established in 1836. Only six monuments date after 1900. A historical reenactment of people buried here takes place each October around Halloween.
Marshall CountyCity Population 7,694
Holly Springs Tourism & Recreation Bureau
Baker’s Pond Hiking Trail
One-mile hiking trail, graveled stairway trail to the ridgetop overlooking Baker’s Pond, an artesian spring and flowing hillside springs surrounded
The Bottomless Cup is just what you have been waiting for! Mississippi roasted beans, specialty espresso, fresh ingredient pastries, antiques and more!
Chewalla Lake Hiking Trails
Hiking trail network around beautiful Chewalla Lake, the largest reservoir in the 147,000-acre Holly Springs National Forest. Fully developed recreational area, beach, swimming, campsites with RV hookups.
A 7,000-acre working plantation and accommodations in restored pre-Civil War cabins including a Nathan Bedford Forrest home. Hunting packages for quail, deer and turkey. Event facilities available.
Hill Crest Cemetery
Burial site of 13 Confederate generals, heroes and heroines of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic, and Hiram Revels, the first African-American elected to the US Senate. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Hill Country Blues Marker
Although Delta blues often claims the spotlight, other styles of the blues were produced in other regions of Mississippi. In the greater Holly Springs area, musicians developed a “hill country” blues style characterized by few chord changes, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on the "groove" or a steady, driving rhythm.
Holly Springs Cultural Map/Driving & Walking Tour Guide
Experience Holly Springs through this interactive cultural map of remarkable places and stories. Visit hollysprings.visitme.us to learn more.
Holly Springs Motor Sports Park
An eight-mile NHRA-approved track open Sat and Sun. Sun gates open at 3 p.m., with time trials at 4 p.m. and eliminations at 5 p.m.
Holly Springs National Forest
Chewalla Lake offers visitors a natural, tranquil experience with amenities that make it easy to please the entire family. Features an Indian mound built by the area’s inhabitants more than a thousand years ago.
Holly Springs Self-Guided Tour
Walking or driving tour featuring historic homes, churches and other points of interest. Free.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum
Display of art collections by African and African-American artists, artifacts, and historical documents housed in the historic Spires Bolling Home, birthplace of famed journalist and women’s activist Ida B. Wells. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat, 12 - 5 p.m. Tours by appointment.
Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery
Works by Kate Freeman Clark, the grandniece of Confederate Gen. Edward Carey Walthall and paintings by William Merritt Chase, one of America’s most outstanding artists. By appointment.
Marshall County Historical Museum
Relics from 11 wars, antique toys, clothes from yesteryear, farm tools, county wildlife, Indian artifacts, library, glassware, photography and local art. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, by appointment. Closed the week before Christmas.
Montrose & Montrose Arboretum
c. 1858. This antebellum Greek brick mansion shows the influence of the Classic Revival, and the arboretum contains 50 different species of trees native to the area. By appointment.
Known worldwide for its famous hamburgers. The store features early-1900s memorabilia and rustic decor. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Roy Wilkins Collection
Papers, awards, memorabilia, civil rights material and other items belonging to the former executive secretary of the NAACP, who was born in Marshall County. By appointment.
Rust College Beckley Center
Rust College was established in 1866 to educate freed slaves. Renamed in 1890 to honor Richard Sutton Rust. The Beckley Center is home to the Ronald Trojcak African art collection of tribal arts and fabrics. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends by appointment. Donations accepted.
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
State office of the Mississippi Audubon Society. Restored antebellum home, beautiful hummingbird garden, 2,600-acre property and extensive grounds; 15 miles of trails. Daily tours, call for times. Admission.
The Holly Springs Depot
Built in the 1850's to transport cotton to market on the Mississippi Central Rail Road. When Holly Springs was the epicenter for cotton production. This beautiful structure has been recently renovated.
DeSoto CountyCity Population 26,000
American Contract Bridge League Museum
Located inside the ACBL headquarters is an interactive museum that is home to the world’s largest collection of bridge memorabilia, trophies, videos, ACBL Hall of Fame and more. Free. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 3p.m.
Circle G Ranch
Formerly owned by Elvis and Priscilla Presley. When phase one restoration is completed, there will be an amphitheater for concerts, a dynamic water feature in the lake and more.
Sunflower CountyCity Population 11,264
Indianola Chamber of Commerce
B.B. King often played for tips on this street corner as a young man in the 1940s, and in the 1980s he placed his footprints and signature on the sidewalk. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on-site. Drive-by.
B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center
The rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta and the life of bluesman B.B. King are told in this state-of-the-art museum through film, interactive exhibits, artifacts and activities. Gift shop. Admission. Group rates available.
Charley Patton’s Gravesite
Gravesite of Charley Patton, the founder of Delta blues. Mississippi Blues Trail marker on site.
The Clark House
Originally a two-story house built in Carrollton. The house was brought by train to Indianola in the early 1900s and reconstructed on this site. One of many historic homes in town, many with signs that denote building date. Drive-by.
Club Ebony has featured some of the world’s greatest blues artists, including B.B. King, who has performed here each year after his homecoming concert in Indianola. Open for tour groups and special events.
Craig Claiborne Boyhood Home
Craig Claiborne, longtime food editor at the New York Times and a celebrated chef and cookbook author, grew up in this 1930s home where his mother ran a boarding house. Drive-by.
Local art and pottery fill the walls of this nationally known restaurant, home of Taste of Gourmet. Award- winning smoked catfish pate and other packaged food shipped all over the world. A Delta lunch tradition since 1976.
Gin Mill Galleries
Located next to the B.B. King Museum, Gin Mill Galleries is both a restaurant and gallery of Delta culture and heritage. Live music on weekends.
Historic Downtown Indianola
In the early 1900s, Front St. was the location of the pharmacy of A.R. Walker, the first African-American pharmacist in Mississippi. At 104 Front St. is Planter’s Bank, with an old-fashioned clock tower, built in 1905. At 114 Front St. was the town’s first automobile dealership in 1916. The street is now lined with shops, art galleries and restaurants and is featured in the opening scene of the movie, The Chamber, which was based on John Grisham’s novel. The courthouse on the corner of Second and Court is featured in the film as well.
Drive along this uniquely beautiful cypress bayou running through historic downtown Indianola onto Westside Dr., passing Heathman Plantation and Holly Ridge as it crosses Hwy. 82. A new sidewalk trail extends from Fletcher Park on Main St. into downtown.
Irene Magruder Historical Marker
Site of the home of Irene Magruder (1898 - 1973), the first African-American in Indianola to open her home to civil rights workers during Freedom Summer in 1964. All-day viewing.
Wayne & Minnie Cox Park
Minnie Cox was the first known African-American postmistress, appointed by two presidents. She was postmistress of Indianola twice between 1891 and 1904. A historical marker and park are on the site where her home stood. The post office was dedicated to her in 2008.
Tishomingo CountyCity Population 4,000
Tishomingo County Tourism Council
The Apron Museum
Museum preserving the art, fashion and history of aprons. By appointment only.
Driving Tour Battle of Iuka
Driving Tour Battle of Iuka America’s bloodiest high point: The Battle of Iuka. “The fight began and was waged with a severity I have never seen surpassed.” – Gen. Sterling Price, CSA, September 19, 1862.
Mineral Springs Park
World famous mineral springs named after Chickasaw Chief Iuka. Water won the 1902 World's Fair prize for best mineral water. Playground, pavilion, historic dogtrot log cabin, picnic area, walking track, skateboard facility, tennis courts and veterans memorial.
Oak Grove Cemetery
Final resting place of Civil War soldiers and the longest serving governor of Mississippi, John Marshall Stone.
47,500-acre, world-class, scenic freshwater lake on the Tennessee River; 496 miles of shoreline, great smallmouth bass fishing, outstanding boating, cabins, motel and camping at J.P. Coleman State Park.
Shady Grove Cemetery
Shady Grove Cemetery Mass burial site of 263 Confederate soldiers killed in the Battle of Iuka. Daily, dawn to dusk. Free.
Over 200 miles of river, lakes and Class A outdoor recreational areas that create an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise from Pickwick Lake to south of Columbus.
Tishomingo County Archives & Museum
c. 1870. Burned in 1886 and rebuilt in 1888, the courthouse is home to a division of the Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat (May - Sep) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Gift shop. Free.
Tishomingo County Tourism
GEOCaching- A GeoCache Tour has been implemented in Tishomingo County. Cache's have been placed at sites of geological, historical, and cultural interest. Visit the GEOCaching website at https:www.geocaching.com/play.
Alcorn CountyCity Population 100
Completed in 1854, Jacinto Courthouse presents a compelling story of a bygone era and a bustling Southern boomtown. Tour this example of Federal- style architecture. Hours vary. Donations accepted. May - Sep, Tue - Fri and Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Apr and Oct - Dec, Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 664
McCarty's Pottery & Gardens
In 1954, Lee and Pup McCarty began what was to become an internationally recognized and award-winning pottery business. The McCartys are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and have had their work shown in museums and galleries around the world. The gardens of McCarty Pottery have garnered international acclaim. Feb - Dec, Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gift shop. Free.
Benton CountyCity Population Under 100
Burton’s Sugar Farm
This centennial family farm preserves our farming heritage with displays of how our ancestors lived and machines with which they worked. It is also home to the seasonal Catfish in the Barn Restaurant, a unique and rustic destination dining experience.
Leflore CountyCity Population 291
Robert Johnson Memorial
One of three supposed burial sites of Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.”
Bolivar CountyCity Population 1226
Heritage Walking Trail
Trail features five new historical markers in the downtown historic district along the old railroad bed.
I.T. Montgomery Home
In 1887, former slaves of Jefferson Davis’ brother, Joseph, formed their own community called Mound Bayou. I.T. Montgomery was one of the town founders. Drive-by.
DeSoto CountyCity Population 6,767
Joe Callicott Gravesite
Born October 1899, Callicott is regarded as one of Mississippi's finest bluesmen. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers, as his second guitarist, when he first recorded in 1929. He recorded final sessions for blues documentarian George Mitchell in the late 60's and served as mentor to Nesbit guitarist Kenny Brown.
The Lewis Ranch Home of Jerry Lee Lewis
The Killer's home is referred to as "The Lewis Ranch;" a popular draw for visitors. Experience a behind the scenes look at Jerry Lee Lewis’ music and his life. Mon – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Purchase tour tickets online or by phone in advance.
Merry Christmas Tree Farm
Take a hayride into the number one tree farm in the Mid-South during November and December, and pick out your favorite Christmas tree.
Nesbit Blueberry Plantation
Pick your own blueberries or purchase pre-picks. Open mid-June through end of the season. Call for picking times. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Union CountyCity Population 8,065
NEW ALBANY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Cotton States League Baseball
The Cotton State College Leagues provide players the opportunity to maintain and improve their baseball skills during the off season in a competitive environment. Founded in 2009; includes two seasons.
Faulkner Literary Garden
The William Faulkner Literary Garden located one block away from his birth site brings his landscape to life with the plants about which he wrote, paired with quotes from his work.
This trail features 58 churches in Union County that are more than 100 years old and are still holding services. Explore them all.
Historic Downtown New Albany
Visitors can shop, walk the historic trail, enjoy art and dine in downtown cafés.
Native American Indian mounds. By appointment. Free.
Magnolia Civic Center & Cine Theater
This facility is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for all citizens of New Albany through education, civic and cultural growth and economic development. Call for more information.
New Albany Blues Trail
New Albany and Union County have five featured artist on this trail. Sam Mosely, Robert Johnson, Elder Roma Wilson, Rev. Leon Pinson and funk star Billy Ball.
New Albany Southern Literary Trail
William Faulkner and Borden Deal are two area authors that can be reviewed while celebrating writers of classic Southern Literature.
New Albany Sportsplex
Lighted soccer, football, baseball and softball fields, USTA tennis courts, batting and picnic area and a small spray park. Tallahatchie Trails connects the Sportsplex to the Park Along the River.
New Albany Quilt Trail
Quilt Trail Art is a project to preserve old quilt patterns, that might otherwise be lost, in a new way. Contact the museum for more information.
Park Along the River/ Arboretum and Tallahatchie Trails
Peaceful wooded park and arboretum adjacent to downtown on the bank of the fabled Tallahatchie River. Features a Disk Golf course, farmers market, walking trails, children's area, special events and more.
Meandering through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, The Rails to Trail Hall of Fame Tanglefoot is a paved 44.6 mile biking and hiking trail.
Yalobusha CountyCity Population 386
Rocky Point National Recreation Hiking Trail
4.5-mile nationally designated, hiking trail network beginning and ending at Plum Point Recreation Area. Descends to Enid Lake, passes impressive gullies in deep woods. Additional trails: Quail Run Nature Trail, 2.5 miles, and Beech Hollow Nature Trail, five-miles.
Chickasaw CountyCity Population 2,911
Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce
Civil War Battle of Okolona Sites
Identified and marked sites of the battle that took place on February 22, 1864. Dawn to dusk. Drive-by.
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Burial site of Confederate Brig. Gen. William Feimster Tucker. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Okolona Confederate Cemetery
Soldiers who died in Civil War battles of Okolona, Baldwyn, Corinth and Shiloh are laid to rest here. Daily, dawn to dusk.
DeSoto CountyCity Population 35,000
Arts in the Alley
Free outdoor art gallery, located in the alley next to the Chamber of Commerce. Paintings by local artists are periodically rotated. Open year round.
Milton Blocker and his brother-in-law, Stephen Flinn, purchased two sections of land from an Indian in 1836. Milton Blocker donated land for Blocker Cemetery, established in 1847.
Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery
The largest importer and grower of bonsai in the United States. Visit the state-of-the-art facility, with over 175,000-sq. ft. of greenhouse space. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Mid-South Ice House
An indoor National Hockey League regulation ice rink offering ice skating, youth hockey, adult hockey, figure skating, curling, Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play Hockey classes, and other programming year-round.
Olive Branch City Hall Museum & Veterans Monument
Documents, photographs and artifacts recounting Olive Branch history. The only Veteran’s monument in DeSoto County is at the front entrance of City Hall, honoring those who have and are serving.
Olive Branch City Park
The 135-acre park features two-miles of walking trails with exercise stations, a nature trail, five tennis courts, ballfields, three lakes, playground, eight-lane track, amphitheater and two picnic pavilions.
Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street
Center for gifts, collectibles and antiques in the Mid-South area. Enjoy the self-guided historic walking trail or any of the outdoor concerts and events.
Lafayette CountyCity Population 19,000
Bailey’s Woods/Rowan Oak Hiking Trail
Scenic hiking trail stretching over 3,000 feet that takes about 20 minutes to walk. It runs through Bailey's Woods from the University of Mississippi to Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner.
Burns Belfry & Multi Cultural Center
Organized by freed slaves in 1869 in an area of Oxford once known as “Freedmen’s Town.” The current building was erected in 1910 and played a major role in the lives of many African-Americans in Oxford from 1910-1974, when the new church was built several blocks away. In 2002, author John Grisham donated the church building to the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation. Open Wednesday-Friday 12-3 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 4 p.m.
Built in 1859 by William Turner, Cedar Oaks is a Greek Revival structure that has survived a tumultuous past. Open Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. or tours by appointment. The home can also be rented.
Center for the Study of Southern Culture
Housed in Barnard Observatory on the University of Mississippi campus, the center promotes regional studies and is the first of its kind in the nation. Projects include the award-winning Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Living Blues magazine and the gospel music magazine Rejoice! In addition it co-hosts the annual Faulkner Conference.
Burial site of Confederate soldiers who died as a result of the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. During the Civil War, the buildings at Ole Miss became hospitals for the battle wounded and the casualties were therefore buried there. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Located behind the Tad Smith Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus.
Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts
The 88,000-sq. ft., multi-event hall serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts’ needs and its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. The first presidential debate in 2008 between then Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain was held here. Broadway shows, concerts, ballet and more, the Ford Center is a premier entertainment venue.
Historic Downtown Square
The center of culture and the town’s economic hub since 1837. The square is home to a variety of shops and elegant boutiques including the South’s oldest department store, Neilson’s, as well as world renowned independent bookstore, Square Books (and sister bookstores Off Square Books and Square Books Jr.). Extraordinary cuisine is also abundant around the historic downtown square from down-home cooking to elegant haute cuisine and everything in between.
L.Q.C. Lamar House
The life and times of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, Mississippi’s greatest 19th-century statesman, are vividly portrayed in the permanent exhibit featuring the compelling story of those turbulent times. Open Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free Admission.
Built in in the 1840's, Rowan Oak was the home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner from 1930 until his death in 1962. View the online of his famous A Fable, written in the author's own hand writing on his study wall. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 - p.m. $5 admission fee. Summer hours: June 1 - August 1, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.
Nationally-recognized independent bookstore featuring a section on Mississippi authors as well as a Faulkner section. Thacker Mountain Radio Show is a live radio show with guest authors and musicians at Off Square Books, the sister store of Square Books and the children's bookstore Square Books Jr. Square Books Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Off Square Books Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Square Books Jr. Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Off Square Books: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Square Books Jr.: Mon - Thu, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m.
St. Peter’s Cemetery
A few blocks Northeast of the Square, St. Peter's Cemetery is nestled in the rolling hills of a quiet neighborhood. It serves as the resting place for William Faulkner and many of Oxford's prominent citizens. L.Q.C. Lamar, former Congressman, Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Supreme Court Justice is buried here as well.
The University of Mississippi
Named one of “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses” by Forbes Magazine. The Lyceum is the oldest building on campus, built in 1848 and was the only survivor of the five original buildings on campus after the Civil War. The campus was designed for walking. Visitor permits may be purchased online or from the Welcome Center located on University Avenue as you enter the Lyceum Circle.
The University Museum is home to several impressive permanent collections including an extensive collection of the work of Theora Hamblett, a native Oxonian folk artist and the personal collection of Mary Buie and Kate Skipwith. Traveling exhibitions from other museums are also represented. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. There is no charge for admission but donations are accepted. *note-currently a food picture is listed beside the University Museum and it needs to be changed.
Bailey's Woods / Rowan Oak Hiking Trail
Scenic hiking trail that runs through Bailey’s Woods from the university campus to Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner.
Built in 1859 by William Turner, Cedar Oaks is a Greek Revival structure that has survived a tumultuous past. Open for tours by appointment and can also be rented.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN CULTURE
Housed in Barnard Observatory on the University of Mississippi campus, the center promotes regional studies and is the first of its kind in the nation. Projects include the award-winning Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Living Blues magazine and the gospel music magazine Rejoice! In addition, it co-hosts the annual Faulkner Conference.
Burial site of Confederate soldiers who died as a result of the Battle of Shiloh. Daily, dawn to dusk.
GERTRUDE FORD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
88,000-sq. ft., multi-event hall serves the University of Mississippi's performing arts’ needs and its commitment to cultural enrichment and outreach service. The first presidential debate in 2008 between then Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain was held here. Broadway shows, concerts, ballet and more, the Ford Center is a premier entertainment venue.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SQUARE
The center of culture and the town’s economic hub since 1837. The square is home to a variety of shops and elegant boutiques including the South’s oldest department store, Neilson’s, as well as world renowned independent bookstore, Square Books (and sister bookstores Off Square Books and Square Books Jr.). Extraordinary cuisine is also abundant around the historic downtown square from down-home cooking to elegant haute cuisine and everything in between.
Pontotoc CountyCity Population 5,500
Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street association
Fruit Loop Biking Trail
A 5.5-mile, challenging mountain-biking trail through pine forest.
Historical District Main St. and surrounding downtown areas
Features county courthouse, three churches and homes dating back to 1836. Enjoy walking downtown and take in the sights. Confederate Square is the hub for city and county business.
A burial site of Civil War soldiers and Ruby Elzy, an African-American opera singer who appeared on stage, radio and film.
Pontotoc County Historic Driving Tour
A self-directed driving tour using a recording and a brochure. Begin at site No. 1 and tour the county through 29 sites with markers at historical sites.
Pontotoc: Legends from the Wilderness
Historic walking tour of Pontotoc. Call for reservations.
Tanglefoot Trail GM & O Rails to Trails Northern District
Walkers, bikers, joggers and nature lovers can enjoy the 44.5-mile trail which extends from Houston, Pontotoc and New Albany.
Town Square Post Office & Museum
Three floors of exhibits with the history of Pontotoc County in a working post office. Gift shop. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Westmoreland’s Antique Exhibit
Farm equipment, a windup Victrola and antique quilts are part of this collection, which includes a miniature replica of a country farm town built in the mid-1800s. By appointment.
Leflore CountyCity Population 6,415
Robert Johnson Tombstone
One of three supposed burial sites of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, “King of the Delta Blues Singers.”
Tippah CountyCity Population 5,656
State Highway 15 Scenic Motorcycle Byway
A 291-mile scenic motorcycle byway on State Hwy. 15 from Walnut to Beaumont.
Tippah County Historical Museum
The Chickasaw Nation, Col. William Faulkner, Nathan Bedford Forrest and others have stories to tell when you visit. Weapons, clothing, tools and Indian artifacts. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donations accepted.
Sunflower CountyCity Population 2,913
Fannie Lou Hamer GraveSite
Monument commemorates the life of the famous civil rights activist. Brochure available from City Hall. Drive-by.
Panola CountyCity Population 1,680
Heflin House Museum
c. 1858. Antebellum home filled with furnishings and objects from the late 1800s. Tells the story of Panola County from Indian times through the 1900s. Third Sunday of each month, 1 - 4 p.m., or by appointment. Donations accepted.
The Panola Playhouse, founded in 1962, is one of the longest continually-running live theaters in the state of Mississippi. This unique, 150-seat theater hosts Broadway hits and classics year round.
Rose Hill Cemetery
Burial site of war veterans since the Civil War, as well as the founders of Sardis. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Sardis Lake/Sardis Lower Lake Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area
Well known for diversity of birding and wildlife opportunities; auto-accessible vantage points around lower lake. Clear Springs Nature Trail features wooden boardwalk. Fee charged for boat launching. Beaches and pavilion.
St. John’s Catholic Church
c. 1890. Historic Gothic church with 19th century charm. By appointment.
Tate CountyCity Population 8,165
Tate County Economic Development Foundation
Senatobia Memorial Park & Arboretum
Award-winning arboretum with park located downtown along railroad. Walking trail, gazebo, benches and tree markers. Main St. at Park St. Center of Senatobia's Tree City designation throughout community.
Public nature observatory and picnic area. Built by the US Army Corps of Engineers on a corner of a wetlands area. Includes rookery, picnic tables and walkway.
Tate County Courthouse & Heritage Museum
c. 1875. A Mississippi Landmark built of locally produced brick, this historic structure houses exhibits throughout the museum. It is the oldest continuously used courthouse in the state. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
Bolivar CountyCity Population 2,683
Shelby Depot Library
c. 1901. A designated Mississippi Landmark, this historic depot was built by the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad. Mon – Tue, Thu – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
DeSoto CountyCity Population 49,000
DeSoto County Tourism
BankPlus Ampitheater at Snowden Grove Park
The outdoor concert venue has hosted acts such as ZZ Top, Alt J, Avett Brothers, Weezer, Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews, Steve Miller, Bryan Adams, Widespread Panic, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and more. Fixed seating for 4,000 and additional seating for 7,000 on the lawn. Call or visit website for schedule.
BankPlus Sports Center
Kids of all ages can enjoy indoor batting practice, soccer practice and miniature golf. Located in Snowden Grove Park.
Central Park Disc Golf
This 18-hole disc golf course is mostly flat and lightly wooded, challenging and fun. Course length 6,744 ft.
DeSoto County Veterans Park
Honors all national heroes from the Revolutionary War to those presently serving.Experience a lake, picnic tables, fourteen bronze plaques representing each war, Walk of Honor, POW/MIA chair and a monument honoring our animal Veterans. You can purchase bricks for the Walk of Honor for veterans and those presently serving.
Founded in 1844 and rests on a tree-shaded hilltop. Graves include those of early settlers in this area, Indian traders, politicians and Civil War veterans. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Greenbrook Softball Complex
Known as the premier youth fastpitch venue in the South, this pristine 8-field facility offers the participating teams the opportunity to play at a first class complex.
The largest and most modern USAV volleyball venue in the Delta Region, this 85,000 sq. ft. facility is newly outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and volleyball courts.
Host to a wide variety of concerts and events each year, and home of the Mid-South Fair and the Grizzlies G-League. Adjacent is the Landers Center Theater, a state-of-the-art 400-seat theater where the DeSoto Family Theatre (DFT) presents productions.
Mississippi Delta Great River Road
A 275-mile journey along the Great River Road, known as Blues Alley, opens the door to Mississippi’s history. Hwy. 61 takes you from north Mississippi, south into the Delta.
Snowden Grove Park & Baseball Complex
17-field baseball facility contains features found at professional stadiums. The Field of Dreams is a mini complex at the park for handicapped and developmentally challenged children and adults.
Snowden Grove Soccer Complex
Brand new, eight field facility, will host recreational and competitive tournaments.
Snowden Grove Tennis Complex
Twelve lighted tennis courts with pavilion, bathrooms, covered seating and additional parking. Visit the website for tennis schedules, clinics, leagues, tournament schedules and more.
Oktibbeha CountyCity Population 23,888
Greater Starkville Development Partnership
A.B. McKay Food Research & Enology Lab
Guided tour allows visitors to see how wine, juices and jellies are produced from local muscadine grapes. By appointment only.
Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum
Rocks, fossils, a triceratops skull and a sabertooth tiger head are among the exhibits. Call to schedule tours, presentations and fossil excursions. By appointment.
MAFES Sales Store
A guided store showcases the making of Mississippi State University cheese. Cheese products, salsa, peanut butter, peanuts and MSU ice cream are sold in the gift shop. Mon - Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed during regular university holidays. Group tours by appointment.
John Grisham Room
The John Grisham Room is a beautifully appointed exhibit, presentation and conference suite on the third floor of Mitchell Memorial Library. The Room was dedicated on May 4, 1998, and provides a place where people may view materials and memorabilia from the writings and achievements of bestselling author, former Mississippi legislator and MSU alumnus John Grisham. Rotating exhibits offer visitors a glimpse into the best-selling author’s creative process. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Groups of 10 or more, contact in advance.
Mississippi State University Museums & Galleries
Aquaculture Research Center, Cobb Archaeology Museum, Cheese Factory, Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum, John Grisham Room, MSU Arboretum, MSU Veterans’ Memorial Rose Garden, South Farm, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dunn Seiler Museum. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment. Free.
Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge
48,000 acres feature fishing, hiking, bird watching, and public hunting land. A haven for waterfowl and occasionally bald eagles.
Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum
Established in 1976, the museum is housed in a renovated 1874 Mobile & Ohio railroad depot. The museum offers a rich view of the history and culture of Starkville and Oktibbeha County through a permanent collection of artifacts that provide a window into our community’s bygone era. Tue - Thu, 1- 4 p.m. or by appointment. Free.
Reese Orchard is a family-owned and operated specialty fruit orchard. “U-pick” Oriental persimmons, Asian pears, Aug - Sep; muscadines and scuppernongs, Aug - Oct; and blueberries, Jun - Aug.
Templeton Music Museum
The museum showcases over 22,000 pieces of sheet music, records and musical instruments from the late 1890s and early 1990s. Mon - Fri. Free.
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library
Located in MSU's Mitchell Memorial Library, it contains correspondence, research notes, published monographs, artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks and memorabilia, by and about the 18th president of the United States.
The Williams Collection of Lincolniana
The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana represents a lifetime of collecting documents, books, artifacts, paintings, and statuary related to the life of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States.
Tishomingo CountyCity Population 318
Bear Creek Paddle Trip
Canoeing scenic stream in Tishomingo State Park. Rocky outcrops, Appalachian Mountain forest and slopes appeal. Rentals in park. Chosen as one of the “Top 100 Paddle Trips Nationwide” by Reserve America.
Fellowship Christian Retreat
A Christian retreat center located on a 530-acre wooded peninsula on 6,600-acre Bay Springs Lake. Call for times.
Swinging Bridge Tishomingo State Park,
The native stone and steel cable bridge crosses high above Bear Creek and is the entrance to hiking trails along the creek and along the top of the canyon walls.
Tunica CountyCity Population 10,000
Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau
1st Jackpot Casino
1st Jackpot Casino Tunica is your first bet for fun! Check out a rustic gaming atmosphere with world-class amenities. Play hundreds of slots, 16 table games, and enjoy a variety of restaurants.
An Irish themed castle with a 24-hour casino and hotel with over 500 rooms, indoor pool, jacuzzi and three restaurants. Find the newest slots and table games.
Gateway to the Blues Museum And Visitors Center
Begin your blues journey at Tunica’s Gateway to the Blues museum - a must-see interactive experience of how the Blues was born located on Highway 61.
Gold Strike Casino Resort
MGM Resorts’ Gold Strike offers 1,133 rooms, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated gaming experience including BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, a sports betting and entertainment venue and home to Topgolf Swing Suite.
The Hollywood Cafe
Beale Street and Elvis aren't the only stars in Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis" -- Tunica's own Hollywood Café was also immortalized in the hit song for its soulful live music. But this local eatery's real claim to fame is the food. It is, after all, the home of deep-fried pickles and the hubcap burger!
Hollywood Casino has over 950 exciting slot machines including Southern Gaming and Destinations Hot Slots of 2019 Rakin' Bacon! Enjoy live and interactive electronic table games in 54,000 sq. ft. of gaming space. Guests can enjoy three restaurants, movie memorabilia, golf and an indoor pool while staying in the 494-room hotel.
Horseshoe Hotel & Casino Tunica
Home to legendary action, the best odds and highest limits; The Book, for seats that beat the stadium; 500 hotel rooms; five restaurants; and The Spa at Horseshoe.
River Bend Links Golf Course
Located in a sweeping bend in the Mississippi River, River Bend Links offers golfers a chance to experience the simple beauty and peacefulness of the Mississippi Delta.
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
Casino action, with everything you love about the South: comfort any way you play, tasty down-home cooking, and famous Southern hospitality.
Tunica Bike Trails
27-mile bike trail from the town of Tunica to the Desoto County line and a 13-mile trail from downtown to Mhoon Landing Park. Activity area, primitive camping and picnic area. Free.
Tunica National Golf & Tennis
Tunica National Golf and Tennis is North Mississippi's signature destination for exceptional golf and tennis. Located minutes from Tunica's eight world-class casinos, this championship golf facility also features indoor clay tennis courts and offers player-friendly green and court fees. A beautifully constructed clubhouse
Tunica RiverPark & Museum
Discover the culture, history and nature of the Mississippi River at a Delta favorite. Enjoy a Mississippi River Museum, outdoor nature trails, picnic areas, breathtaking views. Museum and gift shop. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jun - Oct: Sun, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Christmas Day.
Tunica sports Complex
The Tunica Sports Complex is “the place to meet and compete,” featuring an aquatic center, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts and professional boxing facility. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m.
Tunica Veteran's Memorial Park
Beautiful park with life-size bronze statues. Plaques represent all areas of service. Open year-round. Free.
Lee CountyCity Population 35,930
Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tupelo's local art gallery that specializes in work by Mississippi artisans, Caron Gallery hosts art demos, art & wine dinners, workshops, and special events throughout the year.
Confederate Grave Sites
Burial site of 13 soldiers supposedly executed by their commander, Braxton Bragg. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
The birthplace of the "King of Rock ‘N’ Roll" includes the modest home Elvis' father built, statue of Elvis at 13, memorial chapel, a walk of life, fountain of life, park, museum and the church Elvis attended as a child. Multi-media presentations. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.
Elvis' Tupelo Driving Tour
Visit 14 places that were influential in young Elvis Presley's formative years in Tupelo.
Elvis' Tupelo Self-Guided Bicycle Tour
Explore Elvis' Tupelo on two-wheels by visiting 12 places that were influential in young Elvis Presley's formative years in Tupelo.
Gumtree Museum of Art
Non-profit museum promoting the visual arts; it is a major cultural asset to Mississippi. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
HealthWorks! Kids Museum
Kindergarten through eighth graders are introduced to a lifetime of healthful habits. Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Explore Tupelo's rich history by visiting major sites on its Chickasaw Native American Trail, Civil War Trail, and Civil Rights & African-American Heritage Trail.
Mississippi Hills Exhibit Center
The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area covers a 30-county region whose culture is influenced by the intersection of the Appalachian region and the Mississippi Delta. The center offers information and assists travelers in learning about this area. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.
Natchez Trace National Scenic Parkway & All American Road
20 nature trails, three sections of National Scenic Trail, biking, hiking, horseback riding and camping.
Natchez Trace Parkway Scenic Biking Trail
300-mile trail, picnic areas, activity areas, nature trails, developed and primitive camping.
Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors Center
Headquarters for this scenic route from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee. Facilities open year-round for motorists, bikers and cyclists. Includes a film about the Natchez Trace. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.
Natchez Trace Scenic Hiking Trails
Hiking trails along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Three segments: Rocky Springs, five miles; Ridgeland, 20.5 miles; Tupelo, seven miles.
Off the Wall Mural Project
Celebrate Tupelo's unique culture by exploring the city's impressive collection of larger-than-life murals.
Oren Dunn City Museum
Learn about the milestones in Tupelo history, such as the 1864 Battle of Harrisburg and the 1936 Tupelo tornado. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission.
Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery
25 acres, 14 earthen ponds and one lined pond produce millions of fish each year. A 1904 Victorian manager’s house and Grandmother’s Gardens. Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Queen's Reward Meadery
Mississippi’s first meadery, Queen’s Reward makes award-winning mead and offers tours and tastings in their exquisite tasting room.
Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo
The Tupelo Buffalo Park, with the largest herd east of the Mississippi River, will delight the entire family. Bus tour, petting zoo, a wide assortment of animals, trail rides and gift shop. Hours are seasonal. Admission.
Tupelo Hardware Co.
Family owned hardware store founded in 1929 and still in operation today. Gladys Presley bought Elvis his first guitar as a tenth birthday present from Tupelo Hardware Co. The company embraces its importance in music history, with an employee dedicated to the interpretation of the story for guests, and still sells guitars. Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sat, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tupelo National Battlefield
Site of July 1864 battle between the forces of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Neither side proved victorious. Site of the last major engagement of the Civil War in Mississippi. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Tupelo Veterans Museum
War memorabilia honoring those who dedicated their lives to ensuring freedom for all Americans. Tue - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Donations accepted.
Tupelo Visitors Center
Begin your Tupelo journey at the city's newest attraction featuring interactive exhibits on Tupelo's many attractions, including its favorite native son, Elvis Presley.
Vietnam Veterans Replica Wall Memorial
The memorial is a sixty percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and is situated next to an F-105 Thunderchief on display in Veterans Park.
Tallahatchie CountyCity Population 1364
Carroll CountyCity Population 734
Midway Methodist Church and Cemetery
The Midway Methodist Church and Cemetery, built c. 1860, is a good local example of a simplified Greek Revival country church. Originally built by settlers from North Carolina as a union church shared by Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian congregations, the Methodists established sole ownership by 1872. Cemetery is on property.
Shongalo Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1835, the two-story building was built in 1874 with the local Masonic Lodge on the second floor. Portions of the south wall fell in 2007 and was rebuilt as a single story. Services held on Sunday. Drive-by only on other days.
St. Clement’s Episcopal church
Built in 1876, St. Clement's is built of bricks in the Gothic style. Interior walls are paneled with curly pie. Memorial windows depict the Madonna and Child and episodes in the life of Christ. Drive-by only.
The oldest graves in this historic cemetery date back to 1837. Approximately 50 Civil War soldiers are buried here, probably wounded sent south from the Battle of Corinth. The most elaborate tombstone is that of Dr. C.M. Vaiden, for whom the town is named. The cemetery is open daily, from dawn to dusk.
Vaiden High School
Vaiden High School, built in 1943 with WPA funds, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as significant in the areas of education and architecture. The main school building, along with the Vocational Building, constructed in 1951, served the community as a school from its opening in 1943 until 1999. A gymnasium was added later.
Lee CountyCity Population 3,390
DeSoto CountyCity Population 1,160
Hernando Desoto River Park
This park is DeSoto County's only public access to the Mississippi River. Enjoy a boat ramp, benches, picnic tables, grills and an overlook where you can watch the Mississippi River roll by.
Mississippi Mound Trail Edgefield Mounds
Two ancient Indian burial mounds with parking on top of the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River basin.
Memphis Minnie Gravesite
Memphis Minnie, born Lizzie “Kid” Douglas in 1897, is considered by many to be the best female blues singer of all time, and was among the first twenty performers inducted to the Hall of Fame in the inaugural W.C. Handy Awards in 1980. Located at New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery. Mississippi Blues Trail Marker. Daily, dawn to dusk.
Yalobusha CountyCity Population 3,830
Downtown gallery and artist collective located in a National Register of Historic Places building. Thu - Fri, 12 - 5 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Turnage Drug Store
Best place in the Valley since 1907 for a soda, malt or milkshake. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Clay CountyCity Population 11,529
West Point/Clay County Community Growth Alliance
Ellis Bridge Civil War Site
The battle of Ellis Bridge was fought three miles west of West Point along Chuquatonchee Creek on Feb 21, 1864.
Howlin’ Wolf Museum & Howlin’ Wolf Statue
History and artifacts of Howlin’ Wolf and the Black Prairie Region. By appointment. Donations accepted.
Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway National Recreational Trail
Kitty Bryan Dill Memorial Parkway is a 3.75-mile paved trail through downtown West Point that links five local parks. Designated as a National Recreational Trail in 2005. Open daily.
Payne Field World War I Training Site
Payne Field was used during World War I to train pilots long before the Air Force was founded in 1947. First airport built in Mississippi. Free. Drive-by.
Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum & Train Depot
Exhibits tell the story of an important transportation system in the West Point area and offers a look back in time. Thu - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Town Creek Campground
Town Creek offers 100 sites located on the Tennesse-Tombigbee Waterway.
Waverley Plantation Mansion
c. 1852. Built by Col. George H. Young of Georgia, Waverley Plantation Mansion is one of America’s most striking architectural structures. Once the site of a 2,000-acre cotton plantation. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.
Located off the Kitty Dill Walking Trail, includes bowl, vert ramp and grind box/ledge. Playground and Disc Golf located in same park.
Montgomery CountyCity Population 4,824
Winona Main Street
Blue Star Memorial Marker
The Blue Star Memorial Program honors all men and women who serve in the United States Armed Services.
Ensign William D. Billingsley Historical Marker
Ensign William Devotie Billingsley was the first Naval aviator to die in a plane crash in the line of duty. A state historical marker commemorates Billingsley's service.
Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway
Passing through Montgomery County is a section of Hwy. 51 known as the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway. Designated in 1913, it runs from Davis' birthplace in Fairview, KY to Davis' last home, Beauvoir, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Historic cemetery dating back to the 1830s is all that remains of the town of Middleton, which was once considered for the state capitol.
Performing Arts Center
Home of Hill Fire, Mississippi's folk life play, and other events.
Pops Staples Blues Trail Marker
Roebuck “Pops” Staples, one of the foremost figures in American gospel music as a singer, guitarist, and patriarch of the Staple Singers family group.