Mississippi Day Trips and Cool Places - Official Thread

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We have some really cool places and things to do and see in Mississippi. I am always stopping at historical sights and making day-trips with my kids. Most of these pictures get buried in the Chit Chat thread so I think we need yet another OFFICIAL THREAD :D

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This is for completed trips. If you want to plan a trip or you get an idea from this thread, spin off a new thread to plan an adventure.

This thread is for when you are riding by a cool church, or a cool barn or you hit one of the many state treasures we have for a day trip of weekend.

Post em up!
 

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I was in the Port Gibson area this weekend for a Boy Scout trip. After the campout, Will and I loaded up and checked out Grand Gulf State Military park.

One of the best small parks I have been to. It has a great museum with local historical pieces, native American artifacts and
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Roadside Stops.....

Historical Markers....

Bridges.......

Anything worth documenting. Post it here.
 

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We are blessed beyond belief to have the Natchez Trace here in Mississippi

Nothing is better for a quick day trip than the Trace.

Today I had the rare opportunity to see a bit of snow on some of my favorite spots

This section was Ratliff Ferry to Madison.

Cypress Swamp is a very cool stop. Even cooler in the snow

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View attachment 1040700 We are blessed beyond belief to have the Natchez Trace here in Mississippi

Nothing is better for a quick day trip than the Trace.

Today I had the rare opportunity to see a bit of snow on some of my favorite spots

This section was Ratliff Ferry to Madison.

Cypress Swamp is a very cool stop. Even cooler in the snow

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Love that place. Its beautiful in the Spring. I wish the trail was longer though.
 

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Nolen, next time you are in Memphis, check out the Boardwalks near LaGrange, Tn. There are 2. One is actaully in LaGrange, and is a good 45-60 minute drive from Germantown: http://www.bchpics.com/Places/Tennessee/Places-TN-Wolf-River-Boardwalk/3464529_pxZXp8/163900132_jtFkfSK#!i=163900132&k=jtFkfSK

There is a closer one that is in the town of Rossville, about 1/2 the distance as the one in LaGrange. http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/tennessee/placesweprotect/william-b-clark-conservation-area.xml

The best part about the Rossville location, is that it is 1/4 mile down the road from the Wolf River Cafe, which has some of the most renowned fried catfish in the area.

Both are beautiful in the spring, while the local vegetation and fauna are most active. I used to collect butterflies and dragonflies for shadowboxes down there.

Both are fairly unknown by the locals, so the walks are usually very quiet and private.
 

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There are a ton of cool spots close and things you pass all the time and don't likely know about.
 

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Tishomingo State Park
Vicksburg NMP
Tupelo
Corinth Battlefield
Hwy 1 River Road
Natchez Indian Site
Bay St Louis
Chunky Water Park
Okatoma River

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