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Old 09-13-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I've said plenty about what I don't like about Mississippi ... now I want to turn the tables.
Which cities should be celebrated? Who is working hard to give Mississippi a good name and reputation?
Who is beautiful? Clean? Strong economy? Good jobs? Good / upscale shopping, dining and grocery? Lots to do? Family friendly? Safe / low crime?

Say what you love about it and give people a reason to visit!

I'll start:

Ocean Springs - Beautiful historical downtown, good variety for dining, upscale feel overall

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I never lived in Mississippi, but I've been there several times. I always thought Hattiesburg seemed like a nice and clean and pleasant mid sized town. Hattiesburg seemed like its vibrant and entergetic and a little more progressive minded compared to the rest of the State. My guess is the University of Southern Mississippi and Camp Shelby has alot to do with that. I like the countryside around Hattiesburg. I like the tall trees and the deep shades of green, it seems so lush and shady, almost tropical. If I was going to live in Mississippi, I think I would want to live in Hattiesburg, and if not Hattiesburg, then on the coast.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I love Natchez. Had some really good salmon with a raspberry and jalapeno reduction at Magnolia Grill I think, under the river or under the bridge, that area that goes down to the river in downtown. My best friend has a camp out that way.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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There are few things I enjoyed from my childhood years spent in Mississippi in the early 2000s. Lots of bitter racial experiences.

What I did enjoy was watching the sunset on the Mississippi River in Natchez. Nothing like it with a nice treat.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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I love Natchez. Had some really good salmon with a raspberry and jalapeno reduction at Magnolia Grill I think, under the river or under the bridge, that area that goes down to the river in downtown. My best friend has a camp out that way.
Natchez during Pilgrimage was wonderful. There is a lovely landscaping nursery we explored, along with some of the plantations, antique shops, the riverwalk, and we loved exploring the big cemetery with rolling hills ... so much history! We stayed at the Devereaux-Shields Bed & Breakfast.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What's pilgrimage?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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The two most prominent cities in Mississippi's economy (Memphis and New Orleans) are not located in Mississippi; go figure!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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What's pilgrimage?
It's when everyone from everywhere travels en masse to Natchez to tour the mansions/plantations. Fall Pilgrimage this year is September 22-October 9.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It's when everyone from everywhere travels en masse to Natchez to tour the mansions/plantations. Fall Pilgrimage this year is September 22-October 9.
That's a first for me.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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Hattiesburg area as a whole has a good economy, due to USM and Camp Shelby, like you said. The Coast does well too, a lot of money there, lot of government contracting going on at Stennis and the shipbuilding stuff. Then add in Kessler AFB, casino, tourism, etc. Laurel apparently has seen a boom because of some revitalization.

Golden Triangle is coming along, due to MSU and the economic development there. Then you have Desoto County, pulling from Memphis, and Tupelo has always done pretty well. It stalled for a while but I think it's going well now.

There are good things going on in Jackson too, though most focus on the negative.

I still think the Delta, from Natchez on up to Tunica, could really do well with tourism, if you do it right.
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