One of the Southern states of America, Mississippi is known for its catfish production, it's southern hospitality, the rural nature of the state, and the Mississippi River which flows along its western border. Despite having some of the lowest standards of education and some of the worst civil rights issues in the history of the United States, Mississippi could be characterized as being the truest Southern State. From the history of the blues music scene to the origin of Elvis Presley to the miles upon miles of winding country roads through some of the most beautiful countryside in the nation, Mississippi is an undiscovered state just bursting with opportunities.
There are a few things to understand when you go to Mississippi. First of all, the majority of the state’s residents practice the Baptist version of the Christian religion. This means that most people you meet are going to be extremely conservative, both socially and religiously. In addition, the state still uses the Confederate flag symbol in the upper left corner of the state flag, which is an extremely sensitive issue with a wide variety of individuals, so you should avoid discussing this in social settings.
The state boasts extremely dense forests, with over half the state being covered by wild trees. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is a great place to go. Even if you just enjoy it from the comfort of your car as you cruise the winding roads, it’s still an amazing sight. Or, if you want to taste some of the world-famous catfish and delve into the history of blues, there is no better place to do so. The capital of the state, Jackson, is probably the best place to start for both, as it is packed with blues joints and restaurants offering some of the finest fish and tunes in the entire state. All in all, a true Southern experience.