Mississippi gets its name from the Mississippi River, which forms a delta outside the state, and is the heavily forested area of the state, as well. The entire state is quite low-lying and the highest point is only about 2,776 feet above sea level. It’s surrounded by a number of areas areas such as St. Louis Bay, Biloxi Bay, and Pascagoula Bay.
The pine vegetation in the State gives it a beautiful scenery, enriching its natural beauty. Other trees found in Mississippi bay areas include oaks, elm trees, cottonwood trees, pecan trees, and more. Some major attractions of Mississippi include:
Hurricane Katrina Memorial — It’s a monument which was erected to the memory of those who lost their lives in hurricane Katrina. It consists of a wave-shaped abstract structure made in mosaic. This structure is encased on all four sides by a black wall.
Petrified Forest — This is a small nature trail which takes you around a collection of petrified trunks of trees, inside a museum. This museum has a rock-shaped exhibit, which is the center of attraction at the museum. Children will enjoy the forest as they proceed on a treasure hunt. A live kangaroo is kept behind the museum for everyone to see.
Red Water Artesian Well — There’s a well in Shubuta with reddish-colored water. This water is said to have medicinal properties which helps in healing various ailments. It’s mineral-rich water, so the taste is quite unique.
Mammy’s Cupboard — This is an interesting and unique restaurant, which has been built inside the concrete structure of a woman’s 28-foot tall skirt. It was made around 1940 and still stands tall.
Mississippi Hot Springs — This area contains hot springs which are believed to have a miraculous healing effect and the springs are frequented by tourists all year long. It’s a relaxing and soothing place.