Visit the Historic City of Vicksburg, MS for a Family-Friendly Vacation
Western Mississippi attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. In particular, the city of Vicksburg – located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers – offers a multitude of exciting entertainment opportunities for families.
• EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY – Who says that learning has to be boring? The city of Vicksburg is chockfull of interesting historical sites. Start at the Vicksburg National Military Park that documents the city’s courageous stand against an overwhelming onslaught from the Union Army during the Civil War and move on from there to many other options, including museums and historic home tours.
• OUTDOOR ADVENTURE – Fishing and hunting are staples of the Vicksburg outdoor experience. Families who are less enthusiastic about those specific pursuits can enjoy the numerous biking trails that meander their way throughout the area’s lush countryside. Guided tours are available of the Vicksburg National Military Park and the Mississippi River by canoe or kayak.
• FUN IN THE SUN – To some extent, water defines the city of Vicksburg. The Mississippi River helped mold the city in its formative years and continues to play a major part in its civic life. Boating activities of every kind dominate the leisure activities on the river. Make sure to check out the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals and Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center.
• CULTURAL EVENTS – Music plays a vital role in Vicksburg’s social life. Not only can a visitor hear Mississippi Delta Blues and traditional country songs from a bygone era but they can also tune into modern rock and contemporary jazz. For a complete change of pace, relax with music at the annual concert held by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at the Vicksburg National Military Park every Memorial Day weekend.
For more information on the best family vacation trips in the Vicksburg area, please contact us at Visit Vicksburg. We can be reached directly at 800-221-3536.