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Things to do in Mississippi

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New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

1. New Orleans: Manchac Bayou Swamp Cruise with Optional Pickup

Join this tour in the Manchac Swamp on a real life adventure for the whole family. Your local captains will take you on an exciting journey to explore Louisiana's abundant wildlife in the bayous of Cajun Country. Journey by boat, Cajun-style, for a tour through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamplands. Your swamp boat will take you into the meandering bayous where you'll see moss-draped cypress trees, fascinating plant life, and the creatures who make their homes here. Listen to informative commentary as you sail into the bayou. Swamp creatures are used to seeing the tour boats, so you'll likely catch a glimpse of various birds, snakes, deer, and fish, and possibly even an alligator. As your boat drifts through the waterways, you will learn about the Louisiana Wetlands, the inhabitants of the swamp–particularly the life and habits of the American Alligator–as well as the unique history of the local Cajun town of Frenier.

From Memphis: Elvis Presley's Upbringing Tour

2. From Memphis: Elvis Presley's Upbringing Tour

Although Elvis Presley became the biggest name in music history and achieved worldwide fame and fortune, his roots were humble. To discover more about his upbringing, you will meet your experienced tour guide in Memphis, in front of The Guest House at Graceland. From there, hop on a luxury coach bus to begin a 1:45 hour drive towards the King's birthplace. Along the ride, enjoy Elvis Presley movies and concerts played on the TV to get you in the mood for the day ahead. When arriving at the city of Tupelo, you will visit the house Elvis Presley was born in and is now considered a historic landmark by the State of Mississippi. You will learn more about the history of the house and his childhood before heading to Elvis Presley Museum, his childhood church, the "Walk of Life" trail tracing Elvis' career and personal life, and see the "Elvis at 13" statue, the Story Wall & Fountain of Life, representing the 13 years that Elvis lived in Tupelo before moving to Memphis with his family. From there, visit the Tupelo Hardware Company to discover where the King's mother, Gladys, purchased his first guitar and put music in the hands of the boy who grew to become a musical legend. The experience in Tupelo will wrap up with a drive past some significant landmarks of the city including the Tupelo Fairgrounds, the Elvis Homecoming Statue, and schools that Elvis attended. After a fun day discovering all there is to Elvis Presley's upbringing, relax on the trip back to Memphis, where you will be dropped off at The Guest House at Graceland.

Frogmore Plantation: Historical Cotton and Plantation Tour

3. Frogmore Plantation: Historical Cotton and Plantation Tour

Learn about the history of the cotton industry with a visit to Frogmore Plantation. Take a 90-minute walking tour around the property with an expert guide who will tell you about the evolution of the plantation from the 1790’s up to the Civil War. During the tour your guide will explain the realities of cotton cultivation, of how the plantation operated, and the duties required of slaves. There are 8 historic buildings at the property, one of which holds a steam gin that dates back to 1884. The children’s center shows the lives of children at the time, both enslaved and free. With a visit to the cooking cabin, your guide will explain the blending of African and European influences on southern cuisine that continues to this day. Other stops at the plantation include a 1790’s cabin, a smokehouse, and an 1800’s plantation church. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you may explore the rest of the grounds at your leisure.

Tunica: Gateway to the Blues Museum Tour

4. Tunica: Gateway to the Blues Museum Tour

Begin your blues journey at the Gateway to the Blues Museum, located on Highway 61 - known as 'the Blues Highway'. See the story of the blues come to life in all its tormented and anguished glory. You’ll experience interactive exhibits, artwork and more — including a recording studio where you’ll learn the basics of blues music with a chance to record your very own blues song. Visit this must-see attraction for all music lovers, and learn the remarkable story of how the blues was born. Hear about the role Tunica and the Mississippi Delta played in building the genre’s legacy. Before you trek through blues country, get in a blues state-of-mind at the Gateway to the Blues Museum.

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What people are saying about Mississippi

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based on 754 reviews

Loved the guide, knew a lot about the history. Knew the animal life well. Saw alligators, pigs and raccoons. We truly enjoyed the tour. Others told us on their tours they never even saw alligators. They chose a different company. We saw quite a few.

Well planned and ran smoothly, and saw the full range of wildlife in the swamp. The boat captain and the bus driver both gave excellent tours. Thank you!

It was a great great day. Do you our boat driver bishop. He was very informative. Very funny. Ultra ultra personality plus.

Captain Danny was a great tour and captain. Saw much more wildlife than expected. Wonderful experience and great memory!

Great tour! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Tour more than delivers