Vicksburg is located on the Great River Road which parallels the Mississippi River from its headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the mouth of the river south of New Orleans. It is considered to be among America’s greatest heritage highways. The Natchez Trace Parkway is just 30 minute drive away. For a scenic overview of the city by automobile follow the red and blue shield-shaped signs to explore our historic neighborhoods and for breathtaking panoramic views of the Mississippi River. We are home to five stops on the Mississippi Blues Trail and two tasty stops on the Tamale Trail.