From natural beauty to notorious landmarks, these 15 remarkable photos capture the very essence of our beautiful state.
1. The Windsor Ruins
Located near Port Gibson, the Windsor Ruins is definitely one of the most recognizable – and most fascinating – landmarks in the state.
2. Vast Cotton Fields
No list of sceneries that define Mississippi would be complete without a cotton field. And this one in Taylor is extremely easy on the eyes.
3. The Vicksburg National Military Park
The well-known military park educates visitors on the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg through the use of over 1,000 monuments, markers, and plaques, a restored Union gunboat, national cemetery, and a Visitors Center filled with life-sized exhibits and artifacts from the siege of Vicksburg.
4. Amazing Sunsets
Gorgeous sunsets, like this one in Mhoon Landing, are (luckily) a very common sight in Mississippi.
5. Colorful Fall Foliage
Taken in Philadelphia, this photo is proof that, aside from cooler temperatures, the fall season in Mississippi means boldly colored fall foliage.
6. Mississippi’s Little Grand Canyon
Did you know Mississippi is home to its very own Grand Canyon? Also known as Red Bluff, the geologic formation near Foxworth is made up of exposed red clay, soil, sand, and other sediments.
7. The Biloxi Lighthouse
Constructed in 1848, the Biloxi Lighthouse is reportedly the most photographed landmark on the Gulf Coast. Having survived Hurricane Katrina with minimal damage, the lighthouse serves as a sign of resilience.
8. Serene Rivers
Mississippi and fishing just go together. And along with that comes magnificent waterfront views, like this one of the Chunky River.
9. Expansive Pastures
Photographed in Paris, this quintessential cow pasture depicts Mississippi perfectly.
10. The Great Outdoors
Mississippi residents have access to the great outdoors via the state’s numerous campgrounds, national forests, and state parks. And with amazing scenery, such as what was captured in this photo at Roosevelt State Park, how could you not want to get outside?
11. Beautiful Barns
We may not always take the time to appreciate their beauty, but the state is filled with fantastic barns, like this one in Panola County.
12. Peaceful Cypress Swamps
Taken along the Natchez Trace, the natural beauty of a cypress swamp is captured perfectly in this photo. Other popular spots for photographing these majestic trees include the Greenville Cypress Preserve and Belzoni, home to one of the nation’s largest cypress trees.
13. The Gulf Coast
The southernmost region of the state, the Gulf Coast, offers beautiful waterfront views and neighbors that are a bit…wild.
14. Tishomingo State Park
One of Mississippi’s most popular state parks, Tishomingo offers spectacular views and a landscape made up of rock formations and fern-filled crevices that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
15. The Natchez Trace Parkway
The 444-mile scenic parkway is by far one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations. One look at this photo and it’s easy to see why.
Wow! These photos really do our state justice, don’t you think? What other sceneries define Mississippi? Tell us in the comments section below.