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Old 03-19-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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I always wanted to see small town Mississippi and may have a chance this spring. I do not want to spend much time in large cities or near a Interstate Highway but instead want to see the world of real small town and rural Mississippi pass by me from my rental car. I want to see the most traditional and old fashioned towns in Mississippi. Does anyone have any advice or direction?
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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The Delta. That's the best place to start. West of I-55 north of I-20, US 49. Check out some of those old small towns. It's fairly authentic. Been a while since I've been through there though.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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I always wanted to see small town Mississippi and may have a chance this spring. I do not want to spend much time in large cities or near a Interstate Highway but instead want to see the world of real small town and rural Mississippi pass by me from my rental car. I want to see the most traditional and old fashioned towns in Mississippi. Does anyone have any advice or direction?
I think the quintessential rural Mississippi town is Taylor, though it is very small. Oxford is the picture-perfect town in the state.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Mountain West
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You can't get much more traditional than Columbus. Seriously, one of the best things to check out in the state (and in the entire South, for that matter), is the Columbus Pilgrimage, which is March 24-April 5 this year. Columbus has one of the largest collections of antebellum homes in the South, and many of those homes are open to the public during Pilgrimage. Lots of people around town in period costume during the festivities. There are also many other activities going on during that time that make it a worthwhile experience, and the trees and flowers are always beautiful.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Magnolia, AR
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Default Seeing Mississippi

You might consider starting in Memphis and going down Highway 1 "The Great River Road" (Great River Road - Mississippi)
along the river. You won't have to worry about bypassing anything- it goes right through the middle of every town on the road.
When passing through Greenville #1 takes you within two blocks of Mississippi's most famous restaurant, DOE'S EAT Place (Doe's Eat Place) and there are a few riverboat casinos there also.
As you continue south plan several days in Vicksburg - it will take a full day just to start seeing the Civil War park. Then it is on south to Natchez. If you could plan to end the tour in Natchez during the spring pligrimage (Natchez, Mississippi - The Official Natchez Tourism Web Site :: www.visitnatchez.com) you would not be dissapointed.
There is no charge for this suggestion except to plan your next road trip through Southern Arkansas. I can help with that too.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Tunica, Mississippi
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The Town of Tunica is pretty authentic and the downtown is very Old South and pretty. It's easily accessible too, just take historic Highway 61 straight down from Memphis. Remember though to tour the town and not just the casinos (biggest collection besides Vegas and Atlantic City). Most of the towns in the Delta of west Mississippi are pretty authentic still. Oxford is also gorgeous and it's not far from Memphis.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Corinth, Miss.?
Oxford
Greenwood
Natchez
Canton
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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I recently moved to Walnut, MS & love it! It is heaven on earth! TN state line not too far away as well as Pickwick Lake
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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Just wanna pass along to any of you who live in Natchez. Last week some local Vicksburg Ms Radio hosts on 1490 am early radio show which talks about Vicksburg; well the two hosts were condenscending about Natchez. I kid u not. They were negative about your city and stating a lot misfacts. The host and cohosts just did this last week. By the way one of the hotels in Natchez and another Greendwood made the Conde Naste Traveler Magazine Gold list. In my opioin that's something to brag about. But Vicksburg hasn't made no such lists. But just wanna pass along the FYI
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Now the radio show is Live from Klondyke on WVBG 1490am. It's hosted by David Dey and through the week he would have series of cohosts. Now last week it was Dey and his co-host Jake Kilroy who spoke ill of Natchez. Like they made comments about losing jobs, not having access to the interstate. None of thier statements about Natchez wasn't positive. I suggest from time to time pop in on this show.
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