Mississippi Top 10 Attractions

6: Gulf Islands Waterpark

Gulf Islands Waterpark

This water park is one of the things that you definitely should not miss during your trip to Mississippi. Check out the Master Blaster which is the Gulf Coast's first and only water roller coaster. It will take you through an extremely thrilling 500 feet slide filled with breathtaking twists and turns. The Cat Island Catapult and the Lil Pelican's Bay are great for younger kids where they can splash around and play with fun water cannons.

Address: 17200 16th St, Gulfport, MS 39503

7: Elvis Presley Birthplace

Elvis Presley Birthplace

If you have always been fascinated by the life of the musical genius Elvis Presley, then this is one place that you should not dare miss. The tour will take you through the "Walk Of Life" which is a concrete circle surrounding the house where the King was born. You will then visit the Elvis Presley Museum where you can observe some of the personal collections of Elvis's longtime friend Janelle McComb. End your tour at the Gift Shop where you can bring home with you some unique souvenirs from the tour.

Address: 306 Elvis Presley Dr, Tupelo, MS 38804

8: Tupelo National Battlefield

Tupelo National Battlefield
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ron Cogswell

The historic battle of Tupelo happened in 1864 when Union Forces marched into Tupelo and fought fiercely with the Disorganized Confederate soldiers. Today the park is home to a monument that includes two informational panels explaining the significance of the battle. If you have always been fascinated by American history, then this park should be on your must-visit list.

Address: Tupelo, MS 38801
Website: www.nps.gov

9: Marine Life Oceanarium

Marine Life Oceanarium

Discover an exciting and enchanting world under the sea as you visit the Marine Life Oceanarium at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Here, you will get to enjoy a hands-on learning experience and interact with unique sea creatures at the Discovery Room's touch pools. Enjoy watching different types of dolphins at the Dolphin Presentation and sign in for a one-of-a-kind Dolphin Encounter.

Address: 10801 Dolphin Ln, Gulfport, MS 39503
Website: www.imms.org

10: Riley Center

Riley Center
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Visit Mississippi

You can see a modern show in a historic setting at the Riley Center. Also known as the Grand Opera House, the Riley Center is a performing arts center located in a fully restored grand opera theater house. The theater originally opened in 1890. Today, it’s a 30,000 square foot facility with an exhibit hall, boardrooms, conference center, and meeting place. You can enjoy a show in either their expansive 950-seat opera house theater or the more intimate 200-seat studio theater. The Riley Center features legendary Romanesque and Victorian architecture and is renowned as one of the best places to see a show in the southeast.

Address: 2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301

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