10 Places to Travel on a Budget: Mississippi

Check out these 10 places to see in Mississippi if you're on a budget.  Are you planning a trip to Mississippi and are low on funds?  Here are some free places/inexpensive to visit while you are there.

  1. Armory Regional Museum on 801 Third Street South in Armory, MS.  They have pottery and quilt exhibits at times.  It used to be an Armory hospital and is now a landmark.  It has been a museum since 1976 and has artifacts as old as 10,000 BC.
  2. Brices Cross Roads on 607 Grisham St Baldwyn, MS.  This one-acre site commemorates a battle which had one objective– make impossible the threat of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to interfere with General William T. Sherman's railroad supply line from Nashville to Chattanooga during the Atlanta campaign. The site contains a brochure dispenser, two cannons, a monument to the battle, and an interpretive wayside.
  3. Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge on Bluff Lake Rd. in Brooksville, MS.  The Refuge serves as a resting and feeding area for migratory birds and as an example of proper land stewardship. Also, the Refuge is extensively managed for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
  4. At $7 per person, you can see the Delta Blues Museum on Blues alley Lane in Clarksdale, MS.  Their exhibits assist the visitor to learn about the culture and people of the blues. The exhibits utilize photos, instruments, written word, and local artifacts to tell the story, experience and growth of the area, and music.
  5. Cottonlandia Museum on 1608 Highway 82 W Greenwood, MS.  Mississippi artwork combines with history – local, military, and agricultural – along with an immense collection of Native American artifacts to create a museum that has something for everyone to enjoy.
  6. Winterville Mounds on 2415 Highway 1 N in Greenville, MS.  Winterville Mounds, named for a nearby community, is the site of a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450.
  7. Lauren Rogers Museum of Art on 565 N 5th Ave. in Laurel, MS.  Opened in 1923, the Museum draws approximately 32,000 visitors each year from across the nation with its outstanding collections of European and American art, Native American baskets, British Georgian silver, and Japanese woodblock prints, as well as an extensive art history library.
  8. Governor's Mansion on 420 E Fortification St. in Jackson, MS. First occupied in 1842, the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is the second oldest continuously occupied governor’s residence in the United States.  The historic section of the Governor's Mansion is open to the public Tuesday through Friday.
  9. Manship House on 300 E Capital St. in Jackson, MS. The Manship House Museum interprets the daily life of an interesting nineteenth-century Mississippi family through the house the family lived in for so many years.
  10. New Capitol on 220 E Rankin St. in Jackson, MS.  The "New State Capitol" is the city's most prominent and architecturally significant building. It was completed in 1903 in the popular beaux arts classical style. The grounds in which it was built used to be the site of the state penitentiary.

 

 

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