The World’s Largest Small-Scale Model Is Right Here In Mississippi And You’ll Want To Visit

Even though Mississippi is home to a ton of unique and amazing sites, the last thing you’d expect to find in the Magnolia State is the “world’s largest” anything, but that’s exactly the case with the Mississippi River Basin Model. Tucked away in a Jackson park, the expansive model is the biggest of its kind and truly an incredible site. Almost lost to time, the larger-than-life model is currently in the process of being restored, making it the perfect time to plan a visit. Take a look:

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Get a closer look at the larger-than-life model in the video below.

For more information on the model, including progress on its restoration, visit the Friends of Mississippi River Basin Model Facebook page. To see the model for yourself, head to Buddy Butts Park, which is located at 6180 McRaven Road in Jackson.

Looking for another must-visit site? Check out “Most People Don’t Know There’s A Little Grand Canyon In Mississippi.