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Old 11-02-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Yes! A week ago I made a return appearance! Had lunch with jhadorn a couple times!

I spent a few days in Desoto County and Senatobia, then headed over to Oxford, Tupelo and Corinth/Shiloh.

Are there any other places in Central/South Mississippi worth looking at? I feel kinda burned out on North Mississippi.
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:55 PM
 
Location: The South
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Yes! A week ago I made a return appearance! Had lunch with jhadorn a couple times!

I spent a few days in Desoto County and Senatobia, then headed over to Oxford, Tupelo and Corinth/Shiloh.

Are there any other places in Central/South Mississippi worth looking at? I feel kinda burned out on North Mississippi.
Have you seen the Windsor Ruins. Worth a trip to see.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Ruins
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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We hit Memphis BBQ in Horn Lake, and El Toro Loco in Memphis. Good food, interesting discussions.

I agree, you need to hit central and south MS. Some sites I found interesting:

Windsor Ruins
Ghost town of Rodney
Ship Island (was used to house Confederate POW's)
Natchez (Antebellum homes, Natchez under the Hill)

I know you are into Civil War sites. The image below shows the ones in Central MS.

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Old 11-03-2018, 06:21 PM
 
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Yes, I did a trip a few years ago up rt 61 the blues highway. I flew into New Orleans. Really really great. if you have not been and rented a car heading north up through Baton Rouge up to St Francisville where we stayed the night. Tiny wealthy town, beautiful homes. I was there in the spring with the flowers blooming just so beautiful. At night I explored the local bars, one down by the river and one up in town that had an amazing band, first time I ever saw people in cowboy hats and boots doing the two step. Very cool. The next day a beautiful drive up to Natchez. A city lost in time. Once this was the wealthiest city in the USA. Sits right on the Mississippi. It was the place all the cotton came through. Just like Savannah it was deemed to pretty to burn during the civil war. It is all still there. Now the main street is rather boarded up but architecture is amazing. Black-white issues never been resolved so two sides of town. The place is a trip, people can't get out of there own way there. Jewel of the USA and no one has heard of the place because of the deeply embedded thought process of everyone there. Very much worth a visit. Hotel in town is a time capsule. From there I went to vicksburg. If your a history buff there is a lot there. I am not. I did enjoy a walk about, drinks and eats. It is a bit gritty but has a nice little main street. Try those stops in the reverse order.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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Uncle Billy didn’t burn Savannah because he used it as a base, not because it was so pretty. Some say the Catholic Bishop there had a clout up in Ohio and that helped save the town. And Sherman had an eye toward burning out South Carolina and marching his invincible Midwesterners up to Virginia to help Grant whip Lee; Savannah once captured was small potatoes.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Isanti County, Minnesota
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Are there any other places in Central/South Mississippi worth looking at? I feel kinda burned out on North Mississippi.
I just got back from Biloxi. Ever been to the gulf coast portion of the state? It's very underrated, and especially great this time of year, as the weather is milder and the crowds not as big. The beaches aren't Florida quality, but they're much better than other parts of the gulf coast (Texas/Louisiana), and the numerous waterways and channels are very beautiful. Area has made a nice comeback from Katrina in 2005, which destroyed much of it. Some people are turned off by all the casinos in Biloxi, but they really make the area vibrant and have a lot of other stuff besides gambling. I enjoyed watching the shrimp boats go out at dusk in particular. I love seafood and just watching those guys in action makes me hungry for it.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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All great suggestions.

Also, for a guy your age Starkville, Hattiesburg might be worth a look. Also a drive on (at least part of) the Natchez trace is really interesting.

I enjoy all parts of Mississippi but a lot of south Mississippi is towering pine trees. Vicksburg is interesting if you like Civil War history.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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Hattiesburg has the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby and The Freedom Summer Trail. Google them. The university there also has musical, dance and theatrical performances if you check https://www.usm.edu/calendar/2018-11 and https://www.usm.edu/dance/2018-2019-season.

The coast town of Bay St. Louis is charming and walkable with beautiful views of the Bay. Ocean Springs is also a delightful place to stroll through on a nice day. While you are on the coast, if you have any interest in more glitzy fare, the Beau Rivage has food, gambling, shows, and usually it is all decked out for the holidays.

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Old 11-12-2018, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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All great suggestions.

Also, for a guy your age Starkville, Hattiesburg might be worth a look. Also a drive on (at least part of) the Natchez trace is really interesting.

I enjoy all parts of Mississippi but a lot of south Mississippi is towering pine trees. Vicksburg is interesting if you like Civil War history.
Next trip to MS may be exclusively Vicksburg.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Vicksburg would be a good trip, go in the late spring. You need to allocate a full day to the military park, additionally, there is the USS Cairo Museum and a few other points of interest. They have a done a good job of revitalizing a touristy walking/bar/restaurant/shopping area in downtown Vicksburg (although there are still shady areas nearby). Rusty's, 10 South and Walnut Hills are must eat places (10 South more for the view than the food).

Grand Gulf Military Park is in nearby Port Gibson, but I have never been there. The Ruins of Windsor is also near Port Gibson, but it is probably not worth going out of the way for, although it is one of my favorite sites in MS.
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