Mississippi is named after the mighty river flowing along its west, the Mississippi River. Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana border the state. The northern region is dotted with the Mississippi Hills. On the west is the Mississippi Delta. It has a short coastline on the south, which is called the Gulf Coast.
Just north of it is the Mississippi Capital river. The central area is fertile and is abundant in pines. The Mississippi state motto is “Virtute et armis (by valor and arms)”.
Things to do in Mississippi
Jackson is the capital city. Busy cities include Biloxi, Columbus, Oxford, Starkville, Vicksburg, Natchez and Gulfport. Getting around the harsh terrain is hectic. You should rent a car since that is a comparatively cheap and easy way of transport. Bus lines are also available, but they can be excruciatingly long and tedious. Public transportation is not widespread. So if you are here for a week, it is wise to rent a car. Remember that you often need to be above 25 years old to rent a car from the companies.
If you are a music enthusiast, especially if you love the blues, then the state has got many blues museum to entertain your passion. Natchez is a historic destination, where you can view ancient pilgrimages. In October there is a balloon fiesta. Many people who live in this state don’t like gambling, but if you are in for some craziness, Tunica, Gulfport and Bay St. Louis are the places to go.
Driving around is the best way to explore an area. If you have a rental, take the Natchez Trace Parkway. The roads are secluded and dark; you might feel like you are driving inside a jungle. That is the whole purpose of it. Ride on the untrodden roads at only 50 mph.
The Civil War Park is another destination you should visit on your trip. It displays weapons and battlements used in the civil war. Getting around in a car can be your best bet if you don’t want the park taking up two whole days of your tour.
January 16, 2017 9:53 pm