Communities along the Mississippi River Delta celebrate a culture that is rich in tradition and history.
From the northwest corner of the state at the Tunica casinos to the city of Vicksburg, travelers through the Mississippi River Delta can explore countless spots that tell the history of this great state. Travel through the backroads of the Delta and you will find yourself immersed in some of the best blues music you will ever hear. Make a stop in Clarksdale and visit the Crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to become a master of the blues.
History buffs and visitors seeking even more of the Mississippi River Delta’s cultural heritage will find the community of Vicksburg rich with history. Vicksburg is the site of countless historic locales like Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, the The Historic Klondyke Trading Post, and Vicksburg National Military Park, a Civil War battlefield offering guided and self-guided walking and driving tours.
Giant Cypress in Delta National Heritage Area
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Take a drive through the Mississippi River Delta region and you will find a wide variety of wildlife and animals. You will see everything from geese, turkeys, deer, coyotes, armadillos, bobcats, alligators, raccoons, black panther, and the occasional black bear. There is also the legend of the Coahoma County Chupacabra.
The Mississippi Delta is a sportsman’s paradise. Whether you like kayaking or canoeing the waterways, fishing on the lakes, or birding, the terrain in the Delta makes it all possible. If you are a hunter, this place is amazing. Put together a group and rent a cabin along the Mississippi River for the time of your life. Pick up a license and a tour guide and head out for deer, duck, dove, and more.
A road trip through the Mississippi Delta will introduce you to the people, the juke joints and energy that inspired the sounds of rock n’ roll, country music, jazz, soul, and the most famous blues musicians known to man. Along the way, stop by as many places you can to try the food, like BBQ, tamales, southern fried chicken, greens, and cornbread.
Take some time to work on your game while traveling through the Mississippi River Delta region. From 72 holes in DeSoto County and two championship courses in Tunica, to immaculate fairways and greens in Vicksburg, the mild weather here means you can play golf all year-round. So, bring your clubs and tee it up in the Delta.