Mississippi, with its rich diversity and culture, has unique spots that are sure to create Instagram gold. So whether you’ve already got your trip planned, or you need some planning inspiration – we’ve got you covered on must-see places!
Move over, Hollywood! Take that perfectly wind-blown shot among blue skies, live oaks and a salty breeze. Erected in the late 1840s, the Biloxi lighthouse was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South and has been a popular photo destination for locals and guests alike looking for that beautiful, coastal pic.
Ground Zero Blues Club
A photo has never had so much soul than when it’s taken at Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale. The funky atmosphere featuring sultry lighting, concert posters and walls covered in signatures of patrons from near and far lends itself to an array of incredible photo opportunities.
Elvis Presley Statue
Curl your lip and loosen those hips to get a pic with Tupelo’s most famous native son – Elvis Presley. This larger-than-life statue of Elvis’ Homecoming Concert resides at the Tupelo Fairgrounds. While you’re there, don’t miss out on other King-related photo ops at his birthplace and Tupelo Hardware, where his first guitar was purchased.
Tishomingo State Park
For breathtaking photos, head to Tishomingo State Park in North Mississippi. In the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this state park still holds the same timeless natural beauty that enchanted Native Americans and explorers centuries ago. Be sure to explore and capture incredible shots of the Swinging Bridge at Bear Creek.
As you wind your way up the tree-lined, gravel drive, you’ll wonder what all the hype is about. That is, until you come up the clearing and Longwood Plantation finally comes into view. This magnificent, octagonal mansion has a story so rich and steeped in Civil War history that you’ll want a phone full of photos to retell the story to your friends.
Just a few hundred feet off a quiet country road near the Mississippi River, Windsor Ruins creates a dramatic and almost haunting backdrop. All that remains of the former plantation mansion are beautifully ornate columns charred and weathered since the home’s burning in 1890 and the ghost of a Union soldier killed in the mansion who’s often seen by tourists stopping for a quick pic. It doesn’t get more Instagrammable than that.
STS TOP 20 EVENT IN MISSISSIPPI
Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival
November 7-8, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival is the largest arts festival in Mississippi and the Gulf Coast which brings in over 400 artists, crafters, and food vendors from all across the country. The festival was created to honor master potter, Peter Anderson, original potter of Shearwater Pottery, founded in 1928, and to celebrate the arts community. With over 100,000 visitors each year, the festival aids in the economic development and growth of what has become Ocean Springs today. The footprint of the festival lies within the downtown area of the city, providing support to not only the vendors who attend the festival but the locally owned businesses within the festival layout as well.