Top 5 Reasons Vicksburg, MS Should Be a Stop on Your Next Southern Road Trip - Visit Vicksburg


Top 5 Reasons Vicksburg, MS Should Be a Stop on Your Next Southern Road Trip

Vicksburg, Mississippi is a one-of-a-kind Southern destination that’s packed with restaurants, comfortable accommodations and a variety of unique attractions that cater to an equally long list of interests. Eager to learn more about what helps Vicksburg stand out from other Southern cities? Explore our list of the city’s top attractions, and reach out to Visit Vicksburg to begin planning your trip today.

#1: Riverfront Murals 

Though Vicksburg itself boasts a vibrant history, evidence suggests that the region in which the city is located has been inhabited for thousands of years. Vicksburg’s bold, colorful riverfront murals, found on Levee Street, depict the area’s history, detailing everything from the area’s earliest settlers – Native Americans – to the first-ever bottling of Coca-Cola ® and beyond.

#2: Lower Mississippi River Museum

The Mississippi River has played an integral role in the development of American society as we know it, and that’s especially true for those communities, like Vicksburg, that are actually perched along its banks. The Lower Mississippi River Museum serves as a celebration of the river and its impact through exhibits that include a 1,515-gallon aquarium, a Mississippi River flood model and much more.

#3: The Old Court House Museum

The Old Court House Museum thrills from first glance with its imposing silhouette and distinctive architecture. The structure, which was completed in 1860, long served as the Warren County  courthouse, and it’s where Confederate President Jefferson Davis gained entry into the world of politics. It’s since been converted into a museum that offers a valuable glimpse into the city’s past through antique furniture, antebellum clothing, Civil War memorabilia and other unique exhibits. The courthouse also boasts the McCardle Research Library, where visitors can explore more than 1,400 historical volumes.

#4: Vicksburg’s Casinos

Four premier-quality casinos continue to attract gaming enthusiasts throughout the nation. Wherever you choose to play, you’ll enjoy raucous, round-the-clock entertainment thanks to a massive variety of games that include modern staples and old favorites alike. The best part? Each casino offers delicious food and cozy accommodations on-site, so you can make the most of your downtime without taking a trip across town.

#5: Vicksburg National Military Park

The Siege of Vicksburg was a pivotal moment in the American Civil War. Today, the battle’s importance is honored by the expansive Vicksburg National Military Park, which sprawls across nearly 1,800 picturesque acres of land complete with hiking trails, a visitor center and more than 1,300 monuments, tablets and markers. The park also encompasses the U.S.S. Cairo Gunboat and Museum, a salvaged and reconstructed Civil War-era gunboat that’s displayed alongside a host of artifacts with which it was recovered.

Start Planning Today

These five attractions alone will make your trip to Vicksburg worth your time and then some, but they’re just a taste of all the city has to offer. Begin planning by booking a stay at a local B&B, or contact Visit Vicksburg for expert assistance with your vacation plans.

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