These 7 Road Trips In Mississippi Will Lead You To Places You'll Never Forget
A road trip usually means traveling out of state, but it doesn’t have to. Mississippi’s rich history and undeniable beauty make it the perfect road trip destination. From historic homes to unique trails, these Mississippi road trips will make memories that’ll last a lifetime.
1. Waterfall Road Trip
Dunn’s Falls, Enterprise
Clark Creek Falls, Woodville
Merit Falls, D’Lo
Filled with scenic beauty and natural treasures, it’s no secret that Mississippi is home to some amazing sights, and to most people’s surprise, those amazing sights include waterfalls. Although not known for being the largest, the state’s waterfalls still possess an unparalleled beauty. The summer season is the perfect time to spend a couple of days taking in the state’s falls. Not sure where to start? Check out
"The Ultimate Mississippi Waterfalls Road Trip,"
which includes a customizable map, so you can alter the trip to suit your needs.
2. Haunted Road Trip
Chapel of the Cross Cemetery, Madison
Duff Green Mansion, Vicksburg
Mississippi has a lot of history, and part of that history is supernatural. Filled with homes that date back centuries, battlefields, and historic cemeteries, the state is a paranormal enthusiast’s dream (or nightmare?). Grab some friends and make a road trip out of visiting some of the state’s most haunted sites. Need some direction? Click
to view "The Ultimate Terrifying Mississippi Road Trip."
3. The Mississippi Hot Tamale Trail
White Front Café, Rosedale
Airport Grocery Eat Place, Cleveland
Doe’s Eat Place, Greenville
Forget traveling south of the border for good hot tamales. It turns out you only have to travel to the "most southern place on earth," the Mississippi Delta. Over the years, the culinary creation has become a staple in the region, which spurred the creation of the Mississippi Hot Tamale Trail. The culinary trail spans from Tunica to Vicksburg and includes a ton of amazing restaurants. For a map of the entire trail, click
4. The Mississippi Blues Trail
Po’ Monkey’s, Merigold
Devil’s Crossroads, Clarksdale
Birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo
This Mississippi Blues Trail will take you on an unforgettable journey, allowing you to "experience the blues where they were born." The trail has stops in every region of the state, all of which feature informative makers that tell the stories of renowned blues musicians. For a complete list of stops or for a map of the trail, click
5. The Southern Literary Trail
The Birthplace of Tennessee Williams, Columbus
Rowan Oak, Oxford
Home of Eudora Welty, Jackson
This trail, which celebrates southern writers, runs through Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia and includes landmarks that inspired writers, giving travelers a chance to see how some of the world’s greatest authors lived. Some of Mississippi’s most notable stops include the birthplace of Tennessee Williams, which now serves as the Columbus Welcome Center, Rowan Oak, the former home of William Faulkner, and the former home of Eudora Welty. For more information on the Southern Literary Trail, click
6. Tanglefoot Trail
Bridge Over Bear Creek
Putting a twist on the normal road trip, biking the Tanglefoot Trail would definitely make for a memorable experience. The longest of Mississippi’s Rails to Trails conversions, this trail spans a little over 43 miles from New Albany to Houston. In addition to a diverse landscape that includes fields, forests, meadows, and wetlands, the trail travels through several small, historic towns. For more information on the Tanglefoot Trail, click
7. The Natchez Trace
Windsor Ruins, milepost 30
Rocky Springs, milepost 54.8
Cypress Swamp, milepost 122
A combination of natural beauty and history, visiting this 444-mile parkway is an experience like no other. Spanning three states, there is no shortage of interesting sites along the way. The Mississippi portion alone is filled with everything from a ghost town to the famous Windsor Ruins. If you haven’t already visited the Natchez Trace Parkway, you should definitely add it to your bucket list. For a list of the most popular spots in the state, click
On or off the list, what’s your ideal Mississippi road trip?
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