The Magnolia State, Mississippi is not only the namesake of a great American waterway, but a state filled with quaint little communities, the rich Southern culture, famous hospitality, and various attractions and activities. These attributes make the state of Mississippi a great place to vacation and journey, but also an ideal location to look at real estate and homes for sale. This state saw the Battle of Vicksburg, a pivotal eighteen sixty three Civil War siege that helped decide the fate of the Confederacy, and countless generations of Native American history. Mississippi also was the birthplace of such international legends as Elvis Presley, Jimmy Rodgers, and Tennessee Williams. It was also the place where the Blues were born.
The Gulf Coast is a departure from the rest of the state, offering white sandy beaches and lively casinos and clubs rather than the deep bayous and historic sites. Far away from the large cities of Biloxi, Gulfport, and Jackson, the outdoors of Mississippi offer more than a hundred campgrounds, several national forests, and great paths for hiking, biking, and walking. Some interesting attractions in Jackson include the Old Capitol Museum, The Governor’s Mansion, the Manship House Museum, the Russell C. Davis Planetarium, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Elvis Presley Museum and the Vicksburg National Military Park. Natchez offers historic houses, the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, the Natchez Trace Parkway, and Natchez Under-the-Hill.