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Above are the weather conditions for Mississippi. The highest average temperatures are in the month of August. On the contrary, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is August while the driest month is May.
Find a vacation rentals and Experience the charm of Mississippi
Named after one of the great rivers in the US, Mississippi offers you everything from palatial antebellum homes to musical heritage and lush countryside. This state offers you numerous opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, hunting, biking, hiking and fishing.
Mississippi is home to several attractions that commemorate the Civil War as well as the civil rights moment in the US. Choose one of the vacation homes in Mississippi to explore the charm of this southern state comfortably. There are various types of vacation rentals on offer, whether you want a rental for one person or for an entire family.
Culinary treats to try in Mississippi
Mississippi is the largest producer of farm raised catfish in the US. The perfectly battered fried Catfish is something you should definitely try in this state. A visit to this southern state is also incomplete without trying its legendary crispy fried chicken.
For all you sweet-lovers out there this southern state offers you the famous Mississippi Mud Pie. All the layers in this pie are made of chocolate, the base consists of crushed chocolate cookies which is then topped up with layers of dense chocolate cake and chocolate pudding. Grab a slice from Rowdy’s Family Restaurant in Vicksburg, it is finger-licking good.
Explore the art and history of Mississippi
Mississippi is the birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers (the father of country music) and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. One of its main attractions is the Rock & Blues Heritage Museum. Located in Clarksdale, this museum has a display of artifacts and music memorabilia stretching from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Vicksburg National Military Park is home to over 1300 grave markers and monuments and the Vicksburg cemetery. You will also find several reconstructed trenches at this site, where one of Civil War’s most decisive battles took place. The Union troops finally won against the Confederates after a 47-day siege.
Mississippi festivals that you can attend
When you are in Mississippi, do not forget to be a part of the annual Elvis festival in Tupelo. This musical festival celebrates the legendary Elvis Presley by hosting an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, which draws fans from all over the country. Apart from this competition, there is also a beauty pageant, a pet parade as well as a running race.
Another festival that you can attend in this state is the World Catfish Festival. First started in 1976, the live entertainment at this festival features country music, blues and much more. You can take part in a number of activities such as paint balling, mechanical bull riding and bungee jumping. There is also a catfish eating competition as well as a Little Miss Catfish Pageant.
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