Mississippi road trips are one of the best ways to get out and explore everything that the state has to offer in the way of scenery, fun roadside attractions, and eateries. Think you’ve already seen everything Mississippi has to offer? Think again! The Magnolia State is full of hidden gems, and we’ve mapped out a route that will lead you to some of the best little-known spots in the state. So, buckle up and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

So, did you know about these little-known spots? Have you visited any (or all) of them? Did we leave off your favorite hidden gem? Tell us in the comments section.

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