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Mississippi

Mississippi in a nutshell

You see it in the musicians, artists, attractions, restaurants and hotels which are transforming the look and feel of communities all across the state.
You see it on the Gulf Coast, in Tunica, along the Mississippi River, and throughout the North Mississippi hills.
You see it in Jackson’s 2004 cultural exhibition 'The Glory of baroque Dresden' and Biloxi’s $ 20 million art gallery celebrating "the mad potter of Biloxi," George Ohr, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry.

And you see it in Natchez and the Delta, where entrepreneurs and architects are bringing fresh ideas to historic homes and downtown neighborhoods.
Visitors to Mississippi will also find changes at some of the Magnolia State’s most famous landmarks. The Elvis Presley birthplace, chapel and museum in Tupelo have undergone major expansions.
Corinth opens a new multi-million dollar Civil War Interpretive Center this summer while Tunica’s new river park boasts the only passenger riverboat between Memphis and New Orleans.

The Blues Highway, U.S. 61, is dotted with new museums and landmarks honoring the founders of blues and rock and roll. In Greenwood, the cutting-edge design concepts of homegrown Viking Range Corporation are attracting international attention to its elegantly appointed Alluvian Hotel.
What hasn’t changed about Mississippi are the great weather, natural beauty, outdoor recreation and irresistible allure of places like Vicksburg, Oxford, the Natchez trace and Holly springs and the magic of names such as Rowan Oak, Faulkner, the Crossroads, Cotton Row, Dunleith, Rosalie, Beauvoir, Shearwater and Ship Island.

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