10 Unique Attractions In Mississippi

10 Unique Attractions In Mississippi

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3 Popular Attractions In Mississippi

  • Geyser Falls Water Theme Park: Water park in Pearl River, Mississippi.

    Mississippi Facts:

    • Historic Jefferson College, circa 1802, was the first preparatory school established in the Mississippi Territory. Located in Washington the educational institution is also the site where tradition holds Aaron Burr was arraigned for treason in 1807, beneath what became known as Burr Oaks.
    • The first football player on a Wheaties box was Walter Payton of Columbia.
    • The Vicksburg National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery in the country. Arlington National Cemetery is the largest.
    • On April 25, 1866, women in Columbus decorated the graves of both the Confederate and Union soldiers in Friendship Cemetery. This gesture became known as Decoration Day, the beginning of what we observe today as Memorial Day.
    Mississippi
    State of Mississippi
    Nickname(s):

    “The Magnolia State” and “The Hospitality State”
    Motto(s):

    Virtute et armis(Latin)
    (English: “By valor and arms”)
    Anthem:Go, Mississippi
    Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted

    Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
    Country United States
    Before statehood Mississippi Territory
    Admitted to the Union December 10, 1817 (20th)
    Capital

    (and largest city)

    Jackson
    Largest metro Greater Jackson
    Government

    Governor Tate Reeves (R)
    Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann (R)
    Legislature Mississippi Legislature
    Upper house State Senate
    Lower house House of Representatives
    U.S. senators Roger Wicker (R)
    Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
    U.S. House delegation 1: Trent Kelly (R)
    2: Bennie Thompson (D)
    3: Michael Guest (R)
    4: Steven Palazzo (R) (list)
    Area

    •Total 48,430sqmi (125,443km2)
    •Land 46,952sqmi (121,607km2)
    •Water 1,521sqmi (3,940km2) 3%
    •Rank 32nd
    Dimensions

    •Length 340mi (545km)
    •Width 170mi (275km)
    Elevation

    300ft (90m)
    Highestelevation

    807ft (246.0m)
    Lowestelevation

    0ft (0m)
    Population

    (2020)
    •Total 2,963,914[4]
    •Rank 35th
    •Density 63.5/sqmi (24.5/km2)
    •Rank 32nd
    Median household income

    US$43,567 [5]
    •Income rank

    50th
    Demonym(s) Mississippian
    Language

    Official language English
    Time zone UTC−06:00 (Central)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
    USPS abbreviation
    MS
    ISO 3166 code US-MS
    Trad. abbreviation Miss.
    Latitude 30°12′ N to 35° N
    Longitude 88°06′ W to 91°39′ W
    Website www.ms.gov

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    These 10 Unique Attractions In Mississippi Are An Absolute Must-Visit.

    When it comes to fascinating attractions, Mississippi is definitely not lacking. The Natchez Trace Parkway, antebellum homes, and historic battlefields are without a doubt among the state’s top-rated sites, but what about lesser-known, off-the-beaten path attractions? Well, the state has those too. From a mill that’s been in business for over two centuries to a museum that is too strange for words, these 10 one-of-a-kind Mississippi attractions should definitely be added to your bucket list.

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