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Cultural Guide

Mississippi (MS) – "The Magnolia State "

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Famous For:

Mississippi has been especially known for its music and literature. Musicians of the state's Delta region were historically significant to the development of the blues. The Magnolia Independent Film Festival, still held annually in Starkville, is the first and oldest in the state. Mississippi's catfish aquaculture farms produce the majority of farm-raised catfish consumed in the United States.

Major Cities:

Jackson, Gulfport

National Parks:
  • Natchez National Historical Park
  • Vicksburg National Military Park
Must do while there:

Visit Elvis Presley birthplace and museum that features a lot of interesting details about the most popular American singer of the 20th century. Located in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Delta Blues Museum collects preserves and exhibits items significant blues-related memorabilia, in addition to displays and art related to the southern blues tradition. The museum is housed in the historic Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Passenger Depot, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Make sure to visit the city of Jackson that has many historic sites and museums like Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History, Governor's Mansion and interesting attractions such as The Russell C. Davis Planetarium and Jackson Zoo.

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