Explore Mississippi

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HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS AND OPEN HOUSES 2014

Mississippi’s picturesque towns come alive during the holidays. Enjoy the gallery below—a virtual tour of some of the lovely places that will get you in the Christmas spirit! Also included below is basic information on holiday open houses and shopping events...

PATH FINDERS

The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, a series of primitive pathways located alongside the more familiar 444-mile paved parkway, has long been a secret getaway spot for history-minded tourists. Cruising down the quiet parkway is an adventure in itself, but...

CONEY ISLAND LUNCH STAND

For almost 100 years, a member of the Fokakis family has been selling something good to eat at the corner of North Main Street and West Railroad Street in Hattiesburg. Arthur Fokakis arrived in Mississippi from Greece, unable to speak English, but he built a hand cart...

VINCE’S

Leland is a Delta town of just over 7,000 good souls, but it is also the home of one of the state’s best restaurants. Vince’s opened less than a handful of years ago, but it has been wowing the crowds since its doors opened. Chef Will Gault has cobbled together a menu...

THE BRIDE & GROOM

Corie and Blaine Walters of Columbus have always loved fashion, particularly formalwear. Corie grew up participating in pageants and competed in Miss Mississippi. Blaine worked in retail for years. When the couple became engaged in July 2011, they searched for a local...

STEALS & DEALS: LITTLE FEET

Little Feet Children\’s Consignment Sale is a semi-annual event featuring gently used and new items for infants, children, and juniors. Held in March and August each year, Little Feet is sponsored by the Women\’s Missionary Union and WMU of First Baptist...

FISHING FOR CRAPPIE

Spring means different things to many people. It\’s the season of love, rebirth, warm sunshine, and outside activities. For Mississippians who spend all year in anticipation of bringing home a cooler full of tasty gamefish, spring can be defined in four words:...

PHILLIPS DRIVE-IN

The good people of Laurel have been flocking to Phillips Drive-In for generations. It opened in 1948 as a Dairy Queen, but the Phillips family left the franchise in the 1960s, and eventually partnered with the Beard family. Their relationship still exists today. This...