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Biloxi, Mississippi

The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

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

Rowan Oak

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

University of Mississippi Marijuana Research Project

This university research project is the U.S. government's weed dealer.
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale Crossroads

Giant novelty guitars now mark the spot where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagram.
Delta, Louisiana

Grant's Canal

The ill-fated plan to reroute the Mississippi so that Union ships could bypass Confederate fortifications on the river bend.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Grave of Douglas the Confederate Camel

The final resting place of the camel who served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
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.
Flora, Mississippi

Mississippi Petrified Forest

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