An Essential Mississippi Road Trip

Enjoy some Southern hospitality and good, old-fashioned fun.

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  • 362 mi
  • $39

Created by Roadtrippers - May 31st 2016

From Civil War battlefields to old-school blues joints, traveling through Mississippi can feel like traveling back in time-- in a good way! Things move slower, people are more friendly, and the views are less tainted by concrete and steel. Enjoy some Southern hospitality and good, old-fashioned fun in the Magnolia State with this essential Mississippi road trip.

Elvis Presley’s Birthplace
4.3

306 Elvis Presley Dr, Tupelo, MS, US

Elvis Presley’s Birthplace

Of course, the first stop on your trip should be Elvis Presley’s Birthplace. The tiny Tupelo cabin where The King was born has been turned into a museum dedicated to the life and music of one of America's most influential artists. Long before Elvis was shakin' his hips, though, ancient mound-building Native Americans lived all across the Southern US, building massive earthworks that still remain today.

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40mi 00h 54m
Bynum Mounds
3.0

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS, US

Bynum Mounds

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Mississippi has a few mound sites, like Bynum Mounds just outside Tupelo, that visitors can still explore today.

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56mi 01h 04m
French Camp
2.5

100 Robinson Drive, French Camp, MS, US

French Camp

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Spend the night in an old, 1800's cabin at the French Camp B&B Inn. It's actually a really nice, rustic, relaxing getaway that's full of unique history.

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92mi 01h 40m
Walker’s Drive-In
4.5

3016 N State St, Jackson, MS, US

Walker’s Drive-In

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There's plenty of good home cookin' to enjoy in the Magnolia State as well. Walker’s Drive-In, a local favorite, offers a higher-end spin on classic Southern cuisine (think lots of seafood and comfort food) in an old-school diner setting.

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3mi 00h 08m
Frank Jones Corner
4.3

303 N Farish St, Jackson, MS, US

Frank Jones Corner

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If you're looking for something more lively and authentic, stop by Frank Jones Corner. Go for the delicious barbecue and stay for the blues, which will keep the joint hoppin' till the early morning hours.

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28mi 00h 36m
Blue Front Cafe
4.5

107 E. Railroad Ave., Bentonia, MS, US

Blue Front Cafe

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If that still doesn't satisfy your hankering for blues, stop by the Blue Front Cafe , another classic Mississippi juke joint.

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50mi 00h 60m
Vicksburg National Military Park
4.5

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS, US

Vicksburg National Military Park

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Another important site in Mississippi history is the Vicksburg National Military Park, which is where the Battle of Vicksburg was fought during the American Civil War. They've got a cannon display, monuments, a visitor's center with exhibits, and living history demonstrations during the summer.

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3mi 00h 10m
Corners Mansion Inn
4.4

601 Klein Street, Vicksburg, MS, US

Corners Mansion Inn

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As far as accommodations go, it doesn't get more Southern than spending the night in a mansion that's been decorated with antebellum antiques. Get a taste of true Southern hospitality at the Corners Mansion Inn.

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40mi 00h 55m
Windsor Ruins
4.3

Port Gibson, MS, US

Windsor Ruins

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Dive even deeper into antebellum history at the Windsor Ruins. These creepy stone pillars are all that remain of a huge plantation mansion that was visited by Civil War officers and other important people of the day, like Mark Twain.

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43mi 00h 51m
Natchez National Historical Park
4.5

1 Melrose Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS, US

Natchez National Historical Park

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Also be sure to stop by the Natchez National Historical Park-- there are a few historical buildings to tour in this scenic Mississippi town, or it's a perfect place to stretch your legs.

2mi 00h 07m
Mark Twain Guesthouse / Under the Hill Saloon
3.5

25 Silver St, Natchez, MS, US

Mark Twain Guesthouse / Under the Hill Saloon

Those who want more of a party atmosphere can book a stay in the Mark Twain Guesthouse / Under the Hill Saloon. You can drink with the locals and then simply stumble downstairs to sleep it all off. Don't worry, it's usually quiet on weekdays!

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