An overlooked gem that’s generous with the Southern charm, Mississippi is the birthplace of the blues and has a local food culture that’s as unique as it is delicious. The state is also a great vacation spot for outdoor types, as it has a wide range of habitats – from beaches to forests. Mississippi was also a major battleground in the fight for equality, so it’s a must for anyone interested in learning more about the history of the US civil rights movement. If you’re looking for a low-key slice of the American South, Mississippi has some great spots.
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