Mississippi features many unique places that draw in visitors from around the country. Check out these hidden gems of Mississippi that are well worth taking the trip.
Is there anything better than blues guitar and Southern barbecue? The Shed is home to pulled pork, chicken platters, and brisket that’ll make your mouth water and live music that’ll make your heart sing. Outdoor bonfires and a warm indoor dining area make The Shed the perfect spot for all seasons. Head down to Ocean Springs to see what all the fuss is about!
Kids and adults alike will enjoy an afternoon at the Hattiesburg Zoo. The Sloth Experience features a tour of the animal kitchen, participation in meal preparation, and a hands-on experience with an actual sloth, making it a must for curious children of all ages. Outside of observing the animals, a carousel, playground, and four-story ropes course are just a few activities kids and parents can take part in.
The U.S.S. Cairo Gunboat and Museum is the very same gunboat that was sunk in 1862 and has the distinction of being the first ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo. The Cairo was hauled up from the depths and shipped to Ingalls Shipyard on the Gulf Coast in Pascagula, Mississippi, in 1965, where it was reassembled and restored. This time capsule is worth visiting if you’re a history or nautical buff.
There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Vicksburg if you know where to look. For a reliable and stylish ride to get you there, look no further than Blackburn Nissan.
Summer is the best time of the year to explore the nature that surrounds us. Some of the country’s most beautiful natural surroundings can be found here in Jackson, Mississippi. Discover our natural world in Jackson by visiting the city’s various museums and zoos. Before the summer ends and schools starts up again, be sure to visit these three Jackson museums and zoos that celebrate nature!
The Jackson Zoo
Jackson is home to a diverse collection of animal life, but to find animals that are a little more exotic, you should take a trip to the Jackson Zoo. This zoo is home to amazing animals from around the world, such as the rare and majestic orangutan!
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
To discover the creatures of the past, the perfect place to go is the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The museum is also home to an exhibit showcasing local wildlife and several outdoor nature trails.
The Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
The people of Mississippi have always relied upon their natural surroundings as a means of jobs and resources. The Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum explores the long-rooted connection that the environment and the people of Mississippi have continually shared.
Nissan has generously contributed to the beloved MS History and Civil Rights Museum to help support new construction and future exhibits. In fact, Nissan donated a total of $500,000 to the museum.
Nissan has special ties with Mississippi as it was the first automaker to bring a plant here which now employs over 6,000 people. The brand’s dedication to providing for our state and country has truly been remarkable, and even more so now with the generous donation to the museum.
Jeffrey Webster, director of Diversity and Inclusion for Nissan North America said, “This project seeks to tell the full story of Mississippi’s past while also magnifying hopes for the future. This contribution continues Nissan’s commitment to diversity, education and service in our community.”
We at Blackburn Nissan are happy to see Nissan contributing to places in our home state and appreciate their overall commitment to improving the local communities.
The holidays are a magical time, not only because Santa is coming to town, but also because it allows everyone to spend more time with their families. To make sure you have the best holiday season possible, Vicksburg has plenty of great events to offer. Make sure you check out this list of holiday events in Vicksburg and enjoy the holidays in the best way possible!
Outlets at Vicksburg Moonlight Madness Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg When: November 27 at 11:00 PM Activities: Black Friday shopping with deals galore! You can even win great prizes, including a shopping spree.
Downtown Vicksburg Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House Where: Downtown Vicksburg When: November 30 at 1:30PM to 5:00PM Activities: Experience Christmas in Downtown Vicksburg while exploring shops! Santa will also make an appearance, making it a magical holiday adventure.
Breakfast with Santa Where: Southern HeritageAirFoundationMuseum Hangar at Vicksburg-TallulahRegionalAirport When: December 6 at 8:00AM Activities: Eat a delicious pancake breakfast, take a photo with Santa, and enjoy tons of Christmas activities!
“Holly Days” Arts & Crafts Show Where:1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg39180 When: December 6 at 9:00AM Activities: Peruse a variety of vendors as they sell their handmade wares.
Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights Where: Downtown Vicksburg When: December 6 at 5:00PM Activities: Watch the annual parade walk along historic Washington Street!
Wrap Up the Holidays Sale Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg When: December 22 to December 24 Activities: Shop for the last few gifts you need at affordable prices!
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Please tell us you aren’t thinking there is nothing fun to do in Vicksburg for Memorial Day. In case the thought flew through your head, let us at Blackburn Nissan give you a few suggestions.
Settle down for a relaxing evening with the Vicksburg Symphony Orchestra at the Vicksburg National Military Park, a fitting way to observe the holiday.
If you’re looking for a more family friendly activity, the Lake Fest at Eagle Lake offers a host of entertainment for everyone from games, live music, a flea market, and, of course, food! Proceeds from the event will benefit the Eagle Lake community.
For your shopping pleasure, the Outlets at Vicksburg promise to offer special Memorial Day sales throughout the weekend. To see the sales your favorite store is offering, check out the Outlets’ website before you go.
True to the cookout tradition of Memorial Day, the House of Ribs will be hosting a Grand Opening Memorial Day Festival. While we haven’t tasted their food, the name sure makes it sound like good food and good times await.
With all these events going on around Vicksburg, there’s no need to celebrate the holiday twiddling your thumbs at home. Hop in your Nissan and enjoy the day!