There’s so much to explore in Vicksburg that it might seem impossible to see it all in just one weekend. But if you’re planning a quick two-day getaway, there are some key spots you have to hit. With the exciting downtown district, casinos and historical sites, you’ll be sure to find weekend attractions in Vicksburg that suit you. Visit Vicksburg has compiled a few things you won’t want to miss when you only have 48 hours to spend with us.
Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum
There are plenty of museums in town that cover Vicksburg’s rich history and role in the Civil War, but possibly the most interesting one is the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum. Originally a candy and shoe store, the Biedenharn family got its start bottling the popular soda after the founder of the Coca-Cola® company himself, Asa Griggs Candler, suggested they sell the syrup to the area. The family agreed and soon started bottling the product themselves to make it easier to distribute.
Today, the building has been converted into a museum that honors the Biedenharn family and explains how they bottled the soda, along with plenty of interesting information on Coca-Cola® itself. Perfect for families with children, the candy store has made a comeback so you can now enjoy Coca-Cola® related treats and purchase a souvenir.
After visiting the Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum, stick around and see what else historic downtown Vicksburg has to offer. This area is filled with a variety of things to do, such as:
- Shopping: In the heart of downtown lies brick-paved Washington Street, which is lined with local shops and boutiques for you to browse. The Levee Street Marketplace is a popular destination where you can shop for antiques and vintage fashion.
- Breweries: Take a break from your shopping and relax with drinks at a variety of brewpubs located downtown. 10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill offers a great view of the surrounding area, while Cottonwood Public House is the home of Key City Brew Co. and offers woodfire pizza. Martin’s at Midtown boasts a Southern menu and a wide selection of craft beers.
- Art Galleries: Add some culture to your trip by visiting the multiple art galleries nearby. The Attic Gallery is the oldest independent art gallery in Mississippi and is home to Southern folk art and items related to blues music, among other offerings. For visitors who are passionate about photography, H.C. Porter Gallery showcases the work of nationally recognized photographer Chris Porter.
What better way to wrap up your weekend than with a chance to win big? Vicksburg is home to several casinos, where you can try your luck at a variety of different games. Be sure to check out one of the following:
- Riverwalk Casino & Hotel
- WaterView Casino
- Ameristar Casino
- Lady Luck Casino Hotel Vicksburg
Whether it’s through slot machines, table games or even sports betting, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the excitement of casino games in Vicksburg. After you’re done on the game floor, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the casino restaurants to complete your day.
The Perfect Getaway
With all of the exciting things going on, you’ll be sure to have a full schedule when you visit Vicksburg. The multitude of shops, restaurants, casinos and museums offer something fun for everyone. If you’d like to learn more information about the city, request a free visitors guide from Visit Vicksburg or download one online to get new ideas for your next trip. Already know where you want to go? Plan your trip to customize your visit and make the perfect itinerary for a weekend away.