What to See When You RV - Mississippi Edition

Posted on November 5, 2018

 

Set your mind on discovery and your heart on adventure as you take to the road for a trek through the state of Mississippi. Take a road trip down Highway 61, the Blues Highway, and experience the Delta in all its glory. The Highway 61 Blues Museum is a great place to stop in Leland to peruse the artifacts which helped create musical legends of the blues and rock ‘n roll genre.

For those with a penchant for gambling, ten different casinos dot the landscape along Highway 61 from Memphis, Tennessee to Lula, Mississippi. New developments and businesses have sprung up along the route and offer the traveler a respite from the road, although travelers in RVs, such as a Class A motorhome or a Class C motorhome, will have little need of a reprieve since they will have the best accommodations with them.

Venture off Highway 61 onto Highway 82 to the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola to learn the history of the blues. As a tribute to this creative musician, enjoy hands-on experiences through playing the guitar and sitting in B. B. King’s chair. Visit his burial site behind the museum or observe the many exhibits, videos, and interesting demonstrations. Educational programs and exhibits preserve the rich musical culture of the Mississippi Delta.

Driving a nice gas RV or diesel RV through the state will make you feel like the king of the road. The beautiful amenities of these motorhomes will provide you with a trip you will always remember as you visit many of the small rural towns and larger cities. The flat land along the route does not require any rugged vehicle, such as the RUV (recreational utility vehicle), but since there is so much to do along the way, you might want to consider the Class A toy hauler, produced by Thor Motor Coach, to carry along some of your favorite knick-knacks for your enjoyment. It has plenty of cargo space to meet the needs of the most profuse "toy" owner.

Vicksburg, in western Mississippi, certainly cannot be missed for an educational stopover. Visit the National Military Park for the site of the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg. See reconstructed forts, drive the 16-mile tour road, hike the 12-mile trail, and visit two antebellum homes. Cannons, a restored gunboat, and Vicksburg National Cemetery round out the park experience. After spending the majority of the day at the park, relax in your spacious RV at one of the many campgrounds and plan for the next day. Visit historic downtown Vicksburg, try your luck at a nearby casino, or sit and watch a striking sunset.

Pull up the stakes and experience the southern charm of Biloxi on the Gulf of Mexico when the road begins to call. This fascinating city has it all: casinos, beaches, historical monuments, fine dining, museums, and architecturally significant churches. Explore the life of Jefferson Davis in the presidential library or see the exhibits on seafood processing and boatbuilding. This city of 45,000 residents is a favorite vacation destination with beautiful beaches and tranquil waters perfect for swimming and fishing. Take the ferry to Ship Island and spend the day soaking up the sun on its white, sandy beach. Climb to the top of the Biloxi Lighthouse for spectacular views. The Magnolia State delivers southern hospitality in spades.

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