As the end of winter and beginning of spring is finally in sight, you’re probably thinking about what you’re going to do once the weather gets nicer. Mississippi offers a lot in the springtime. Known as the “Magnolia State,” Mississippi comes to life in the spring: Flowers start to bloom and the entire state is gorgeous.
Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law is proud to call Biloxi, Mississippi home and hopes that you discover what makes our state so wonderful, too. There’s no shortage of places to go or explore.
Where Should You Go in Mississippi?
Mississippi has something for everyone: Nature lovers, history buffs, city shoppers—Mississippi has it all. While there are many great places to visit in Mississippi, it’s difficult to narrow it down to five places, these are five must-see places that you’ve got to visit.
- Holly Springs. The Strawberry Plains Audubon Center is a gorgeous place to learn about birds in a beautiful landscape. To see more of Holly Springs’ nature, you could go to Wall Doxey State Park. You could spend a relaxing day golfing at the Kirkwood National Golf Club. Learn about the area at the Marshall County Historical Museum or the Ida B. Wells Museum.
- Biloxi. The Biloxi Lighthouse is one of the South’s first cast-iron lighthouses and is open for tours. Sports lovers can catch a baseball game at MGM Park. You could also see the Maritime and Seafood Industry to learn about Biloxi’s history. If you want to experience the nightlife of Biloxi, visit one of their casinos like the Beau Rivage Casino for a night of high-rolling fun.
- Pascagoula. This city that lines the coast of Mississippi has everything. Visit the beach at Pascagoula Beach Park. There’s areas for kids to play and it’s great to spend an afternoon by the water. Go for a trip on the Historic Pascagoula Bike Trail. You will see several interesting stops like the Round Island Lighthouse, Jimmy Buffet’s childhood home, Faulkner’s spot where he wrote “Mosquitoes,” and more. You can also visit the La Pointe-Krebs Museum to learn about Pascagoula’s history.
- Oxford. Visit the beautiful campus of the University of Mississippi, “Ole Miss.” Tons of history is packed into the Historic Downtown Square and Rowan Oak—the house of William Faulkner. Lamar Park is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery, or you could go for a hike on Bailey’s Woods Trail.
- Ocean Springs. Go to the Gulf Islands National Seashore Davis Bayou and see the natural scenery and animals that live there. Ocean Springs also has a memorial for the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans. In the mood to experience local culture? Visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. You could spend a few hours at the Mullet Top Trampoline Park. For a fun night out, Ocean Springs has a lively night scene. You could visit the New Palace Casino Point Cadet or the Scarlet Pearl Casino.
With all of these fantastic places to visit, you can’t go wrong with Mississippi in the spring.