Even if you’re in Vicksburg for business, be sure to take some time to decompress, see the sights and have fun. Making time for yourself during a work trip will not only be good for your body and mind, you’ll be better prepared and more focused when you get back down to business. Vicksburg is rich in history and full of friendly locals.
Take a Tour
A walking tour will teach you so much of the rich history of our city. Whether professionally or self-guided, you will be amazed by the historic homes, military relics, and how the city has modernized itself without losing any of the original charm that we are known for. Driving tours allow you to take in more of Vicksburg geographically, including the Vicksburg National Military Park which boasts the USS Cairo, more than one thousand Civil War monuments and much more.
If ghost hunting is your thing, we have a tour for that too. The Haunted Vicksburg tour takes you through many of the city’s most haunted streets, buildings and homes. None of these tours require a long-time commitment, making them the perfect way to fit in some fun, culture and relaxation away from your business responsibilities.
Find a Museum
Whether you consider yourself knowledgeable about the American Civil War or would simply like to learn, our museums offer an in-depth and interesting look into how Vicksburg became such a flurry of activity during this time period. The Old Depot and the USS Cairo are distinctly war related, while the Lower River History Museum depicts life on the Mississippi. If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, at the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum you will learn about the origins of one of America’s favorite brands, see tons of Coca-Cola memorabilia, and enjoy some tasty treats at the fully functional soda fountain.
World Class Casinos
What better way to let loose and enjoy your downtime than kicking back at a world class casino right on the Mississippi River? Offering a combination of table games with the potential for a big win, and hundreds of slot machines, there is something for everyone in this adult playground. Vicksburg’s casinos offer high end dining choices, and accommodations that provide a break from the real world. And now that sports betting was legalized by the Supreme Court, many casinos in Mississippi offer gamblers the opportunity to wager on sports.
Attend your meetings and conferences, network with other industry professionals, do what you need to do, and then take some time to do what you want to do. Vicksburg has so much to offer; don’t leave without visiting some of our finest attractions. Visit us at Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information and even more things to do. See you soon!