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Mississippi Highlights

Vicksburg, MS, United States
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Mississippi was full of surprises for me. I enjoy dining at rooftops and to my amazement, there was one in Mississippi. And it seemed like the happening spot too with live music, a view, and apparently agreed amongst many because the wait was 1 hour long. As I drove along thru the state it didn't seem like a very populated state once you leave Jackson. But there is beautiful, green scenic areas. I was a bit disspointed, however, in the Petrified Forest. Perhaps coming from California where hiking trails and National forests are abundant this particular attraction wasn't very exciting to me despite the other visitors feeling great awe. Overall, great trip. Down south you will get to experience much history, culture, great food, and welcoming southern hospitality.
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Comfort Suites Airport
close to the airport. furnishings inside was nice. cookies and lemon-infused water to welcome you
Wingate by Wyndham Tupelo
clean, comfortable, not overly priced. decent
Candlewood Suites Vicksburg
good location. close to the vicksburg national military park

Points of interest

Old Capitol Museum
was impressed by the beautiful architecture. only had half hour prior to getting to the airport but one could stay there for awhile
Elvis Presley Birthplace
if you've been to graceland a visit here just ties everything together. pretty cool
Mississippi Petrified Forest
lots of visitors came out in awe but i thought it was ok. i've been on better hiking trails in CA
Vicksburg National Military Park
the visitor center's movie was interesting. huge park but if not big on history you might get bored


Grill - Fairpark
best berry cobbler ever eaten. all the food was delicious. great shrimpr and grits and i don't usually like grits!
Walnut Hills
great southern food here and cool dining in a historical building.
10 South Rooftop Bar & Grill
great view, live music, awesome food. it was the happening spot

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