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You’ll Never Guess What’s Hiding In Plain Sight Here In Mississippi

Following two severe floods, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began researching ways to avoid future tragedies. The result? The largest small-scale model ever built, and it’s right here in Mississippi.

After so much hard work, it’s hard to believe that this one-time wonder was just abandoned. The model is now deteriorated and overgrown but still an interesting site. Want to see it for yourself? The Mississippi River Basin Model is located in Butts Park, which is located at 6180 McRaven Rd. in Jackson.

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.