Mississippi

Mississippi
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Language(s)

English

Currency

US Dollar

Reported for the US traveler with foreign countries rankings based on the US State Department's travel advisories.
Safety
Exercise Normal Precautions

Reported for three representative cities within the destination via Weather Spark.

Climate (°F)
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Best Time to Visit

The best months for good weather in Mississippi are March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. On average, the warmest months are June, July, August and September. January is the coldest month of the year.

  • Autumn/Fall: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
  • Spring: March – May
  • Summer: June – August

Fun Facts

  • More than 50% of the Mississippi of the state is covered by wild or cultivated trees
  • It is noteworthy that Mississippi is home to NASA’s largest rocket engine test facility – The John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) located in Hancock County
  • Mississippi produces more than 50% of America’s farm-raised catfish. Mississippi is also known as the “Catfish Capital of the World
  • Theodore Roosevelt famously refused to shoot a bear on a hunting trip that took place in Sharkey, Mississippi. As a result, the Teddy Bear was born and it remains the official state toy of Mississippi
  • The oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River is Natchez, MI. It was settled by the French in 1716

Bucket-List Activities

  • See the cool cars and hear live music at the annual Cruisin’ the Coast (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Stop and smell the roses at the All American Rose Garden (Hattiesburg)
  • Visit the Eudora Welty House and Garden (Jackson)
  • Enjoy the art and architecture at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (Biloxi)
  • Eat some shrimp at the Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet Festival (Biloxi)

Natural Wonders

  • Petrified Forest (Flora)
  • Tishomingo State Park (Tishomingo)
  • Red Bluff (Marion County)
  • Loess Bluff (Natchez)
  • Natchez Trail (Natchez)
  • Clark Creek Natural Area (Woodville)
  • The Cypress Preserve (Greenville)

Major Attractions

  • Vicksburg National Military Park (Vicksburg)
  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (Jackson)
  • Natchez Trace Parkway (Natchez)
  • Jackson Zoological Park (Jackson)
  • Elvis Presley Birthplace (Tupelo)

Native Foods

  • Mississippi Mud Pie
  • Corn Bread
  • Collard Greens
  • Pecan Pie
  • Cajun Fried Pecans
  • Boiled Peanuts
  • Shrimp

Major Cities / Airports

The capital city of Mississippi is Jackson.

Mississippi has 7 major airports:

  • Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN)
  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT)
  • Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR)
  • Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP)
  • Mid Delta Regional Airport (GLH)
  • Meridian Regional Airport (MEI)
  • Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (PIB)
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