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What to see in Mississippi
Mississippi, also known as the Magnolia State, is filled with natural beauty and is steeped in history. It is no wonder people love this Southern hospitable state and love what it has to offer. There is lots to keep visitors occupied; whether it's the breath-taking views or the many notable historical sites to visit, people who come to Mississippi find themselves immersed in one way or another.
The Gulf Coast Beaches and the water activities offered in and around the coastline are always popular with tourists. Apart from sunbathing and swimming, the Gulf Coast offers kayaking, paddling sports and boat cruises, all of which are sought-after.
For visitors looking for something more than a sandy beach to occupy their days, Mississippi more than satisfies. Historically, tourists find it hard to beat Mississippi. History associated with the Native American tribes that pre-dated European occupation and the battles of the American Civil War, is what draws history buffs to the Magnolia State. The Vicksburg National Military Park gives people a first-hand immersion into American history and includes a Cannon display and historic monuments, while the exhibits at the Old Capitol Museum explain the profound effects of the Civil War on Mississippi. In addition, there are six historical and national forests to explore, offering opportunities for fishing, boating, hunting, hiking and cycling.
Mississippi is also has a lively cultural hub. Attractions such as the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, as well as the Riley Centre where you can watch a stage play, give lovers of music and theatre something to enjoy. The state is also the birthplace of the Blues, which makes it an exciting place to explore and provides many a great night of music to prove it.
In Mississippi there is beautiful scenery in almost every corner of the state. For scenery and landscapes most spectacular, where the American Indians settled some 10,000 years ago, a drive through the Natchez Trace Parkway is a great way to spend a day. Hiking, horse riding and biking make for popular activities in the Parkway.
With a history most remarkable and an outdoors offering so much to explore and enjoy, Mississippi is certainly worth the visit when in the beautiful South.
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