Mississippi has so many things to see and do that it seems as though we’re the luckiest folks on the planet. One of our favorite Mississippi topics? Our many great towns. From charming tiny towns to creepy ghost towns, we featured many of Mississippi’s best last year. For 2017, we’ve compiled all of them into one article for you, so that you can plan to visit ’em all this year!
Click on the headline of each town to read the full article for all the details and more photos.
New Albany, Union County
You'll never run out of things to do when you visit New Albany. From boutiques to hiking to Ingomar Indian mounds, there's something for everyone here.
Holly Springs, Marshall County
Holly springs is a picturesque little town with fewer than 8,000 people, but it's got plenty in the way of charm. Bring your camera - some of the historic homes here are just gorgeous.
Ocean Springs, Jackson County
Ocean Springs is Mississippi's oldest town, and it's well worth a visit this year. It's full of incredible art galleries, shopping and tasty restaurants.
Raymond, Hinds County
The quaint little town of Raymond is home to about 2,000 people, and you just might want to move there too, once you visit. You'll find tons of history here, from the railroad to a Civil War battlefield.
Cleveland, Bolivar County
Cleveland has tons to offer. Stroll through the historic downtown, visit the campus of Delta State University (check out the outdoor sculpture garden!) and visit the Boo Ferriss Baseball Museum.
Rodney, Jefferson County
The ghost town of Rodney was once a vibrant, bustling little town, but it's been abandoned for years. Many of the creepy, vacant buildings still stand, rotting on their foundations, and don't even get us started about the eerie cemetery...
Woodville, Wilkinson County
The tiny town of Woodville has less than 2,000 residents, but we think it will capture your heart with its historic beauty. Don't miss the "Jefferson Davis Oak" in front of the courthouse - it dates back to at least 1780.
Natchez, Adams County
Visit Natchez and take a stroll down to Natchez-under-the-hill, the historic district with a truly sordid past.
Rolling Fork, Sharkey County
You definitely need to visit Rolling Fork for its mouthwatering restaurant, Onward Store. This quaint restaurant is a general store/eatery combined into one. Don't miss out on the homemade pig-skin appetizer, and peruse the front of the house for hand-crafted goods created by local residents.
Oxford, Lafayette County
Oxford has been called the "cultural mecca of The South," and it certainly earns that nickname. Visit the charming Square Books shop for a new read, stop by William Faulkner's final resting place, and eat at award-winning City Grocery restaurant.
Canton, Madison County
The town of Canton turns into a winter wonderland every December. You've got to visit this place during the Christmas season - the Historic Town Square dresses up with over 200,000 twinkle lights!
Canton, Madison County (Yes, a second time!)
Canton also got the nod from us last year because we feel as though it's one of Mississippi's most unique towns. The majority of buildings here are on the National Register of Historic Places.