Welcome to Mississippi!
Bordered by the great Mississippi River on the west and the Gulf of Mexico on the south, the state of Mississippi is known for its blues, incredible food and warm hospitality. For those who enjoy nature, a trip along the Natchez Trace Parkway will present bayous and swamps, small ponds and massive lakes with miles of shoreline.
Agriculture is a main segment of the economy with cotton remaining as the largest cash crop. The area is a leading shrimp producing state and a leading producer of farmed catfish. Industry has grown quickly with the development of oil resources.
The temperatures remain mild and pleasant year-round with an average annual temperature of 65 degrees. The terrain varies from rolling hills to sandy beaches to lush forested areas and lakes in between. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway along the Mississippi Gulf Coast or an adventure-filled visit to one of the many 24-hour gaming casinos, Mississippi is the place to be.
Major cities in Mississippi include Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Greenville, and Meridian.