Tyler’s take on Mississippi Delta Attractions

Mississippi Delta Attractions

Hi everyone.  It’s Tyler from TheTravelingToddler.com.  Today I’m going to go over a recent trip I took to the Mississippi Delta and talk about some of the attractions that I visited.

 



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Indian Mounds

There are numerous Indian Mounds scattered throughout Mississippi.  In fact, there is even an Indian Mound trail that you can follow.  We visited the Indian Mounds at the Village of the Natchez Indian.  The attraction is free and consists of a few mounds and a Visitors Center.

 

Indian Mound at the Village of the Natchez Indian
Indian Mound at the Village of the Natchez Indian

Natchez Historical Park

There are two historical buildings part of the Natchez Historical Park, part of the National Park Service.  The Melrose is a plantation style house and grounds which are free to visit.  There is a self guided tour which is available for a nominal fee.  The Johnson house is a working class house and is available for free, self guided tours.



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Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway is a scenic parkway connecting Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee.  It is part of the National Park Service.  Mount Locust, the only remaining inn on the Parkway, is located on the southern end of the Parkway and is free to visit.

 

Illinois Memorial in Vicksburg Battlefield
Illinois Memorial in Vicksburg Battlefield

Vicksburg Battlefield

Vicksburg was a major Civil War battle and allowed Union forces to control the Mississippi.  The Vicksburg Battlefield site is a self guided driving tour through the Union and Confederate lines and major sites include the house, Illinois memorial, and the USS Cairo.

 

 

USS Cairo in Vicksburg Battlefield
USS Cairo in Vicksburg Battlefield

Lower Mississippi River Museum

The Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum is located in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Admission is free and the museum has numerous exhibits about the ecology and the commerce of the Mississippi river.  There is also a dry docked barge next to the museum, the M/V Mississippi IV.

M/V Mississippi IV boat in Vicksburg
M/V Mississippi IV boat in Vicksburg

Summary

I hope that you have a chance to visit these attractions which are important historical and cultural artifacts.

Thanks for reading.

Tyler@TheTravelingToddler.com

Do you have any thoughts about the Mississippi Delta?  What other attractions would you recommend?  Leave your comments below.

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