Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of blues music, honored at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Also in the region is the Vicksburg National Military Park, preserving the site of a critical Civil War battle.
Mississippi is almost entirely within the Gulf coastal plain, and generally consists of lowland plains and low hills. The northwest remainder of the state consists of the Mississippi Delta, a section of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Mississippi’s highest point is Woodall Mountain at 807 feet (246 m) above sea level adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau; the lowest is the Gulf of Mexico. Mississippi has a humid subtropical climate classification.
Capital: Jackson, MS
Population: 2,963,914 (2020)
Official Website: https://www.mississippi.gov/home
Tourism website: https://visitmississippi.org/
Tourist Attractions for Mississippi:
Mississippi is a diverse state filled with a wide variety of tourist attractions and destinations. Jackson is its best-known city, home of the state capital and the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Tupelo is a smaller city but draws tourists who want to visit the two-room house where Elvis Presley was born. Vicksburg is one of the state’s most historic locations, home to the Vicksburg National Military Park at the site of one of the Civil War’s most important battles.
- Gulf Islands National Seashore
- Tupelo Automobile Museum
- USS Cairo Museum at Vicksburg National Military Park
- B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
- The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
- Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
- Grammy Museum Mississippi
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Jackson Zoological Park
- Old Capitol Museum
- Ocean Springs
- Mississippi Petrified Forest