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Today’s Mississippi is a multifaceted landscape of rich history, legendary musical heritage, mouthwatering culinary delights, and adventurous outdoor recreation. From the natural splendor of the Hills region to the mighty Mississippi River to the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast, Mississippi celebrates diversity and creativity through her people, geography, sights, and sounds. Journey along miles of hiking and biking trails inside the vast acreage of state parks and national forests. Relish authentic sounds of blues, country, or rock ‘n’ roll in the birthplace of it all along the Mississippi Blues and Country Music Trails. Experience the state’s history by touring antebellum homes during spring and fall pilgrimages. Meander through one of Mississippi’s state-of-the-art museums. Or explore civil rights history along the Mississippi Freedom Trail. Indulge in a little retail therapy at the many antiques shops and cozy boutiques on a nearby town square. Dine on Southern classics like fresh Gulf seafood, hot tamales or fried pickles, or one-of-a-kind entrées with a modern twist. Whether you fly or drive to get here, you can celebrate a Mississippi tradition year-round at any of the state’s plethora of festivals and fairs.

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