including William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Elvis Presley, Jimmie Rodgers and BB King. The mighty Mississippi River flows along the western border of the southern state. In the east, Mississippi borders the Gulf of Mexico, where tourists in particular, but also artists and nature lovers like to stay. Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage in 2005, but most of it has been repaired, especially to tourist attractions and casinos. like to stop. Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage in 2005, but most of it has been repaired, especially to tourist attractions and casinos. like to stop. Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage in 2005, but most of it has been repaired, especially to tourist attractions and casinos.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Mississippi geography and economy.
Arriving by plane
From the airport in Jackson there are connections to all major cities in the USA.
Arrival by car
Coach: Flixbus goes to Biloxi.
Note on arrival by car
Average bus travel times: Jackson – Memphis: 4 hours; Jackson – New Orleans: 4 hrs; Jackson – Montgomery: 7 hrs; Jackson – Dallas: 10 hrs
Arrival by train
Two Amtrak lines run through Mississippi, the City of New Orleans runs from Jackson to Chicago and the Crescent from New Orleans to Atlanta, Washington and New York City. Additional information from Amtrak (website: www.amtrak.com).
Note on arrival by train
Average Amtrak travel times: Jackson – New Orleans: 4 hr 30; Jackson – Memphis: 4 hrs 30; Jackson – Chicago: 10 hrs 25.
Arrival by ship
The Delta Queen Steamboat Company (Internet: www.deltaqueensteamboat.com) in New Orleans, Louisiana, operates paddle steamer trips up the Mississippi to Ohio.
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
1010 Levee Street Boxes B and C
US-39183 Vicksburg, Mississippi
(601) 636 94 21, (800) 221 35 36 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitvicksburg.com Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau
339 East Main Street
US-38801 Tupelo, Mississippi
(662) 841.65.21, (800) 533.06.11 (toll free within the US).
http://www.tupelo.net Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
2350 Beach Blvd., Suite A
US-39531 Biloxi, Mississippi
(228) 896 66 99, (888) 467 48 53 (toll free within the US).
http://www.gulfcoast.org Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau
111 East Capitol Street, Suite 102
US-39201 Jackson, Mississippi
(601) 960 18 91, (800) 354 76 95 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitjackson.com Memphis & Mississippi Tourist Office
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Horstheider Weg 106 a
(0521) 986 04 20.
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Mississippi.
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