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Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi River Basin Model

Built by prisoners of war, the largest small-scale model ever built includes eight miles of tiny streams that now sit abandoned.
Indianola, Mississippi

B.B. King’s Tour Bus

A 1980s tour bus that traveled millions of miles to facilitate a superlatively rigorous performing career.
Bentonia, Mississippi

Blue Front Cafe

The oldest active juke joint in the state sustains a niche school of blues guitar.
Greenville, Mississippi

Winterville Mounds

One of the best-preserved Native American mounds remaining in the southern United States.
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Muddy Waters’ Cabin

The centerpiece of the Delta Blues Museum is a wooden sharecropper’s cabin that once housed a titan of blues music.
Meridian, Mississippi

Soulé Steam Feed Works

The last intact steam engine factory in the United States.
Iuka, Mississippi

Woodall Mountain

The highest point in Mississippi is a hilltop that was once used to bombard a nearby town with artillery.
Greenville, Mississippi

Doe's Eat Place

In the mid-20th century, a tamale-slinging juke joint attracted a diverse clientele in the Mississippi Delta.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S.S. Cairo

This iron and wood Civil War city-ship was the first vessel to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo.
Lucedale, Mississippi

Palestine Gardens

This roadside attraction in the woods of Mississippi is a scalable replica of the Holy Lands during biblical times.
Biloxi, Mississippi

The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

A historic Civil War estate-turned-museum looks back on the Confederate States of America.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

A museum in Mississippi celebrates the history of Coca-Cola and the man who brought it to the masses.
Foxworth, Mississippi

Red Bluff

A dramatically eroding canyon thousands of miles from the desert.
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagon.
Natchez, Mississippi

Longwood

A grandiose octagonal home crowned by a large dome stands out among the antebellum mansions.
Natchez, Mississippi

Under-the-Hill Saloon

A 200-year-old bar is all that remains of one Mississippi River town's rough-and-tumble past.
Natchez, Mississippi

Mammy's Cupboard

This racially troublesome eatery thought a new coat of paint could erase its offensive connotations.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Margaret's Grocery and Market

Four-Hour Holy-Rolling, Hallelujah-shouting, Southern Gospel Service, rendered as a country market where "All Is Welcome, Jews, and Gentiles."
Flora, Mississippi

Mississippi Petrified Forest

A preserved stretch of ancient fossilized trees with an impressive gem collection to boot.
Gulfport, Mississippi

Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island

Built following the War of 1812, this fort has withstood hurricanes for centuries.
Oxford, Mississippi

Rowan Oak

William Faulkner kept his beloved estate wild and untamed.
Leland, Mississippi

Birthplace of Kermit the Frog

A Muppet museum in small-town Mississippi honors the roots of Jim Henson's most beloved creation.
Claiborne County, Mississippi

Windsor Ruins

An eerie and beautiful group of columns mark the site of a grand mansion lost to time and fire.