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Welcome to the State of Hospitality - Mississippi

Mississippi State is known for its music and literature. During the cotton crisis blues was born and has been developed there. It is impossible not to note the role of the state in the development of rock and roll. The “King” Elvis Presley came from the city of Tupelo. Mississippi gave the world the playwright Tennessee Williams, and Nobel laureate writer William Faulkner.

In Jackson, the capital of the state, the International Ballet Competition is regularly held. Magnolia Independent Film Festival takes place in Starkville each year. During the war, the Jackson city was destroyed by General of United States William Sherman, thus there are only a few valuable historical buildings which survived. One of them - the Capitol built in 1839. Today it is a museum of the history of the Mississippi, which exhibits reflect the history of the state of the struggle for civil rights. A great place for family excursions is Museum of Agriculture and Forestry. Among the exhibits is a farm built in 1850 with a vegetable garden and farmyard, and miniature main street of the 30s of the last century with the largest candy store.

Another attraction of the state is Mississippi Petrified Forest - it is a national natural monument. And if you want to see something special, go ahead - to the World Catfish Festival in the town of Belzoni.