Get a taste of Southern hospitality when you visit Mississippi, the birthplace of blues. The state has a mild climate all year long and abundent natural beauty as well as tons of opportunities to explore the music, history and culture of this diverse destination.

    Elvis Presley Birth Place
    The Birthplace of Elvis Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi is the only location in the world where you can see, feel and touch where the King of Rock & Roll began his musical journey. Only in Tupelo can you walk into the room where he breathed his first breath, take a stroll to his favorite location as a boy to relax looking over Tupelo, and see first hand how it all shaped this young boy from Mississippi into the international rock & roll music legend he is today.

    Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum
    The Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the memory of nationally acclaimed folk artist Alice Moseley, promoting tourism and the arts, and doing charitable good works in the state of Mississippi. The Museum is located in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, a town  located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Mobile.

    Delta  Blues Museum
    The Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value, and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.  In the City of Clarksdale, located at the intersection of Highways 61 and 49 (“the crossroads”), and the surrounding Delta region are known as ”the land where the blues began”.

    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico and 26 miles of scenic coastal beaches. Visitors can enjoy our world-class golf courses and championship fishing. Some of the artistic and historical museums have reopened.  After a day of fun, visitors can begin an exciting evening with dinner at a local seafood restaurant before heading off to enjoy 24-hour gaming at one of the coast’s casino resorts.

    The Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS)
    The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (“IMMS”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals in the wild and under human care. Located in Gulfport, Mississippi, IMMS has been an active participant of the National Stranding Network since its inception. IMMS is the only organization in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama sub-region of the Gulf Coast with the capability and expertise to care for sick and injured marine mammals.

    Pat Harrison Waterway
    The Pat Harrison Waterway District (PHWD) is a Mississippi State Agency that provides camping, cabins and recreational facilities in Mississippi and is responsible for managing the rivers and their tributaries along the Pascagoula River Basin in Southeastern and East Central Mississippi.  In order to effectively accomplish this mission, PHWD focuses on three specific areas; flood control, water management, and recreation.

    Davis Planetarium
    Experience the universe in our magnificent hemispheric theater whose programs have been delighting visitors of all ages for over twenty-five years. Whether you immerse yourself in breathtaking sky and space scenes, brilliant colorful laser images, or thrilling large-format films, you’re sure to consider us a highlight of your visit to downtown Jackson.

    Vicksburg Battlefield
    The park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Surrender on July 4, 1863, coupled with the fall of Port Hudson, LA, split the South, giving control of the Mississippi River to the North. Over 1,340 monuments, a restored Union gunboat, and National Cemetery mark the 16-mile tour road.

    Jackson Zoo
    The Jackson Zoological Society is proud to be an accreditated AZA member. AZA-accredited zoos & aquariums undergo a rigorous six-month long review as well as an on-site inspection by a team of experts who examine the animal collection, veterinary care, the exhibits and physical facilities, safety, security, finances, staffing, and involvement in education, conservation, and research. Once awarded, accreditation must be renewed every five years.