Delta Ranger District Local Area Attractions

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Set high on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, Vicksburg is rich with history and alive with diverse attractions and events that keep visitors coming back again and again. Full of charm and overflowing with true Southern hospitality, Vicksburg is a city to savor.

So, don't rush your visit. Take your time to take it all in - the grandeur of historic homes and 19th century architecture, the excitement of river casinos, the allure of shops and boutiques, the pleasure of dining, the appeal of museums and galleries and the reverence of the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Following the mighty Mississippi River north, visitors to Vicksburg can explore a remote and unique bottomland hardwoods and forested wetland at the Delta National Forest

For more information, visit the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi web site.

 

 

 

Rolling Fork, Mississippi

Mont Helena

Mont Helena is a Colonial revival style home built atop a ceremonial Indian mound in the Mississippi Delta. In 1896, Helen Johnstone Harris and her husband, George Harris built their "retirement" house on land that Helen had inherited. When the home was completed, the Harrises had their furnishings brought by rail from their previous home in Madison, MS. Fortunately those items were still on the train when fire completely destroyed the new house. Undaunted, Helen and George began rebuilding.

Mississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership is a diverse group of individuals, state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations who are sensitive to the area’s rich cultural history and who share a common vision of improving economic conditions for its citizens as well as for improving the natural environment of the area.

Rolling Fork is home to two nationally recognized festivals Deep Delta Festival in the Spring; Great Delta Bear Affair in the Fall

The Mississippi Blues Trail markers tell stories through words and images of bluesmen and women and how the places where they lived and the times in which they existed–and continue to exist–influenced their music. The sites run the gamut from city streets to cotton fields, train depots to cemeteries, and clubs to churches.

 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Several wildlife refuges are in the surrounding area as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Wildlife Refuge Complex.





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