Three Fun Things to Do in Mississippi

April 23rd, 2015 by

We all know that Mississippi is rich in history and culture. We live in such a beautiful state with many things to do. This is the perfect place to explore!
At Wilson Auto Group, we like to help our readers out with car advice and things of that nature, but we’re also Mississippi natives and we know how to have a good time here. We thought we would share some that knowledge with you today!
1) Biloxi Lighthouse in Biloxi, MS
As you may know, the Biloxi Lighthouse is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state, and also one of the most historical. It was built in 1848 and is one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. Many female light keepers have been responsible for the Biloxi Lighthouse, including Maria Younghams, who watched over the lighthouse for 53 years. It became the official property of the City of Biloxi in 1968. Most recently, it survived through Hurricane Katrina. If you’d like to get a tour, admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. This is the perfect chance to witness some Mississippi at an inexpensive price!

“This lighthouse is a historic landmark and has an interesting history. Learn about it when you visit the Biloxi Visitor Center across the street. Tours available. Inquire at the visitor center. Free parking, free coffee, clean bathrooms.” — a review from Saranger of Los Angeles, CA on

2) Mississippi’s Children’s Museum in Jackson, MS
Grab the kids and head to the Mississippi Children’s Museum! If you’re in Flowood, this is just a short drive away and it’s packed with some family fun. It’s also a great chance for your child (or children) to learn and enhance their imagination. Admission is $10 per person, and kids under the age of 1 year get in free!
“The Miss Children’s Museum is a great place to entertain children. We took our pre-teen niece and 8-year-old nephew. They have fun exhibits and lots of cool information about how the world works. You can even book birthday parties there, too!” — a review by Jackson native Preston Robinson on

3) Red’s Lounge in Clarksdale, MS
If you want to put on your dancing shoes and listen to some good ole Mississippi blues, head on over the Red’s Lounge, one of the last remaining juke places in the country. They have great bands playing regularly, and awesome customer service. If you’re lucky, you’ll see Red himself and get to talk to him. According the locals, he’s got some really interesting stories to tell. This will be a Mississippi experience you’ll never forget!
We were lucky that Red’s was open, and had live music, the night we were in Clarksdale. It was well worth the $7 entrance fee. Don’t expect any luxury here….the place is ramshackle, with a motley collection of chairs, stools and tables. What you go for is the music! Beer is available at low prices, not much else. The atmosphere was very special and unlike anywhere else we have been. It seems there are very few authentic juke joints left, catch this one while you can.” — review by Greenjag of Warrington, United Kingdom on
What are YOUR favorite Mississippi destinations?
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