There are no limits when it comes to going on an adventure. An adventure should be fun and should allow you to explore things you have never experienced before. Not everyone has the luxury to go to the sought-after destinations in the world, so sometimes you have to make something with what you have.
Top 10 Things To Do In Mississippi
If you happen to be in the United States of America and stumble upon the state of Mississippi, you might be wondering if there are things you can do and places you can visit there. You’ll be surprised that there are actually a lot of exciting things you can do there. Following are top 10 things to do in Mississippi and some even for free!
Visit U.S.S. Cairo Museum
People who have visited the U.S.S. Cairo Museum said that it was a one of a kind experience. It is a place you must visit while you are in Mississippi. It is located at Vicksburg, Mississippi and it is nothing short of amazing. They display historical artifacts that encompass American history, which are very well preserved and presented in way that makes it look real. This place is perfect for war and history enthusiasts. Another good thing is that the museum tour is free!
Go to Oprah Winfrey Road
Who doesn’t know Oprah Winfrey? I have been watching her talk shows since I was a kid and she has been an inspiration to a lot of women aspiring to be successful just like her. She is loved by a lot of people and they love her success story because of her humble beginnings. Oprah Winfrey Road is located at her birthplace, Highway 12 in Kosciusko City, just past where she used to go to church. However, there is no specific time for the tour but you may contact the Kosciusko Tourist Promotion Council ahead of time to ask for tour slots.
Explore in Jackson’s Old Capitol Museum
Every time you travel to some new places, you should always be open to learning new things especially about history. It opens your eyes to new information and will leave you wanting for more knowledge. A lot of famous destinations became popular due to the fact it has some historical significance. Jackson’s Old Capitol Museum lets you explore cultures of Mississippi’s European, American Indian, and African American. It is open from 9 am to 5 pm.
Visit the St. Mary Basilica
The St. Mary Basilica is located in the Natchez City, Mississippi and is a popular tourist destination because it is considered as an architectural masterpiece. Everyone is welcome to visit St. Mary’s Basilica. The city’s landmark is its antebellum homes which makes it a must for tourists to visit. The Basilica looks gothic and sports an interior with paintings and colored windows. It is currently the home of 2,000 Catholics.
Be A Kid All Over Again at the Mississippi Children’s Museum
The Mississippi Children’s Museum is a must-visit place especially if you are traveling with your kids. It has tons of activities that let children become creative with their imagination. This place is not just for children though because they hold exhibits where adults can assist and enjoy as well. They hold fun and educational events every other week. The staff of the museum are also accommodating to the children. The admission, however, is not free but will only cost you a reasonable $10. Meanwhile, admission for members is unlimited.
Get Geeky at the Museum of Natural Science
I live in a place where there is a scarcity of museums so I would never pass up an opportunity to visit one. I love science and I am always eager to learn new things. So, if you are like me who has the passion to learn then I suggest you visit the Museum of Natural Science. The displays are well presented and very educational. Make your adventures both fun and educational! What better way to learn new things than to visit a museum that has a 300-acre natural landscape and an aquarium network that has over 200 different living species?
Go High Up The Biloxi Lighthouse
The Biloxi Lighthouse came to its existence in 1848 and has become the signature landmark of the city. The lighthouse was able to withstand so many natural calamities but its interior was destroyed along with its electric system. Fortunately, FEMA funded $400,000 and the lighthouse is now open for public tours again.
Visit New Palace Casino Point Cadet
In every city that you visit you should always make it a point to have a crazy memorable night with your family and friends. Stay at least a night at the Palace Casino and enjoy all the fun that it has to offer. It has a non-smoking atmosphere, which is perfect for non-smokers. The New Palace Casino Point Cadet is always packed with people.
Get Crazy at the Hard Rock & Casino Biloxi
Who says you can’t go to another casino? Do not limit the amount of fun you can have. If you’re not into museums and historical sites then head up Hard Rock & Casino Biloxi and experienced a fun crazy night of casino compared to regular casinos.
Take a Tour to the University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi is a beautiful campus located in Oxford, Mississippi. Some say it’s a football paradise and the place is just downright scenic. It known to be one of the most beautiful campuses in America because of it architectural structure that attracts tourists.
There are a lot of places in the world you have to see. You just have to research on places that you want to visit and places that have not been visited that much. There are quite a number of destinations that aren’t as popular as known tourist spots but are just as breathtaking and amazing as any other place. I hope this article has helped your travels and I hope you will enjoy exploring Mississippi!
Louise is the founder of TheAdventureLand, where she and her associates blog about Outdoor experiences, tips & tricks that will help you have an exciting adventure. She is also a tour guide of travel company where she learned many things about wilderness. “Let’s pack our bags and explore the world!”