Tour groups in search of authentic experiences are discovering Mississippi has it all. With attractions such as casino gaming, beaches, lakes, nature trails, golf courses, civil war and civil rights sites, antebellum homes, factory outlet shopping, music hotspots and more, Mississippi makes an exciting itinerary for any group.
Blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll music are all rooted in Mississippi’s unique culture. After all, the state is known as “The Birthplace of America’s Music.” The Mississippi Blues Trail and Country Music Trail lead fans to more than 200 historical markers, which tell the story of Mississippi’s impact on popular music and culture. New museums, including the GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, join acclaimed attractions such as the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center and Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in showcasing the state’s biggest musical stars.
Sandy beaches, gaming, golf and live entertainment at Biloxi’s Beau Rivage, Imperial Palace and Hard Rock Casino & Hotel make the Mississippi Gulf Coast a popular destination for group tours. A beachfront sunset and the walkable downtown in Ocean Springs, with a laid-back nighttime flavor, is the perfect way to wind down a Mississippi evening.
From pre-Revolutionary times to recent events, history enthusiasts have plenty to discover in Mississippi. In December 2017, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened their doors to the public, inviting visitors to explore the state’s rich and complex 200-year history. Visitors to Natchez can tour National Historic Landmark homes in Greek Revival and Federal styles dating to the late 1700s and early 1800s. The Vicksburg National Military Park tells the story of the 47-day siege and surrender of the River City during the American Civil War.
Culinary treasures await in every region of the state. From the Delta’s unique hot tamales and farm-raised catfish to fresh Gulf Coast seafood and inventive farm-to-table creations found across the state, exploring Mississippi’s culture through cuisine will reward your taste buds.
With rich, diverse cultural traditions from the Delta to the Hills, through the Pines and Capital/River regions to the Gulf Coast, Mississippi welcomes group tour travel. Whether your trip is built around family, common hobbies or shared interests, Visit Mississippi can help you develop an exclusive itinerary to make your trip truly extraordinary.
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