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Things to do in Mississippi

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Mississippi. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Mississippi attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Mississippi to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Mississippi.

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  • Everyday Adventure

    Pick up bike and kayak rentals or sign up for a guided tour of Natchez on wheels at this outdoor outfitter. More
  • Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

    Native American history in Natchez dates back to the 700s, evidenced by three mounds—believed to be used for ceremonial purposes—in this 128-acre s... More
  • Natchez State Park

    It may not date back to the 1700s, but this park has its piece of notable history: The largest bass in the state—an 18.15-pound largemouth—was caug... More
  • Neshoba County Fair

    Held annually in central Mississippi during the last week in July, the 119-year-old Neshoba County Fair is a study in Americana: there are harness ... More
  • Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

    When it finally opens this year—the structure was torn apart and construction delayed by Hurricane Katrina—this Frank Gehry-designed museum will st... More
  • Oxford Bicycle Company

  • Rowan Oak

  • Square Books

    On autumn Saturdays when Vaught-Hemingway Stadium is packed with 65,000 whooping fans, it may be tough to associate Oxford with anything but footba... More
  • Viking Cooking School

    Classes are taught by star chefs like Susan Spicer of Bayona Restaurant. More

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