Hancock CountyCity Population 8,209
Mississippi’s West Coast/Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau

Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum

Museum featuring over 50 original folk art paintings, antique furniture, pottery and art glass. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 6 p.m. Free.

Angel Trees of Bay St. Louis

Beach Blvd. and Cedar Rest Cemetery Second St.

Nationally known chainsaw artist Dayle Lewis created four different Angel Trees in Bay St. Louis. The first Angel Tree was at Demontluzin and Beach Blvd. where three people and a dog rode out hurricane Katrina.

Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Museum

Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Museum, located inside the Historic Train Depot, features over a dozen elaborate Mardi Gras costumes. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

Bodega Adventure Rentals & Sales

Explore Bay St. Louis by bike or golf cart. Take advantage of the bay of Saint Louis on a stand up paddle boar or kayak.

Galactic Golf

828 Hwy. 90228.466.2818

18-hole indoor black light mini golf, birthday party room packages and more. Wed – Thu, 3 – 9 p.m.; Fri, 3 – 11 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Hancock County Stephen Ambrose Literary Landmark

312 Hwy. 90 228.467.5282

A National Literary Landmark honoring Stephen Ambrose, who used the facility for research on many of his books. Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Mon, Tue, Thu, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wed and Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Historic Bay St. Louis City Hall

Classical Revival architecture with Roman and Greek influences. Originally contained a boardroom and offices on the upper floor and a city jail on the ground floor. Open year-round. Free.

Historic Bay St. Louis Depot

Beautiful Mission-style, two-story building surrounded by park-like grounds and visitor center. Featured in the 1966 film This Property Is Condemned starring Robert Redford and Natalie Woods. Year-round. Free.

Historic Hancock County Courthouse

150 Main St.228.467.5265

This Greek Revival-style, two-story, columned structure is still in full use on weekdays. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kate Lobrano House

c. 1890s. Victorian cottage housing large collection of old Hancock County photography. Collection of ancient Indian artifacts. Houses the Hancock County Historical Society. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 3 p.m. Donations accepted.

Leo W. Seal, Jr. Bay Bridge ArtwalkHwy. 90 and Beach Blvd.

Four-mile walking and biking path, the Bay Bridge Artwalk has won the National People's Choice award for best bridge. Path is marked by bronze bas relief plaques created from works of our most talented artists. Entrance pylons are works of art for photo opportunities.

Old Town Bay St. Louis

Beach St., Main St. and Second St.www.baystlouisoldtown.com

Quaint bay-side old town's tree-lined streets offer specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, lounges, ice cream parlors and coffee houses. Visit historic sites, including buildings and murals, or relax on shady benches.

Our Lady of The Gulf Catholic Church

228 S. Beach Blvd.228.467.6509olgchurch.net

Completely destroyed by fire in 1907 and reconstructed by 1926, this is the fifth oldest Catholic parish in Mississippi. This breath-taking church featuring stained glass, a high altar built of Italian Carrerra marble and ceiling illustrations overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.

St. Augustine Seminary & Grotto

199 Seminary Dr./Ulman Ave.228.467.6414

Church and seminary were moved from Greenville in 1920. Oldest Roman Catholic seminary in the United States to train and ordain African-Americans for the priesthood. Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment. Donations accepted.

St. Rose De Lima Catholic Church

301 S. Necaise Ave.228.467.7357

c. 1926. Predominantly African-American Catholic church. Full multiracial gospel choir. Altar has an original mural, “Christ in the Oaks,” by Auseklis Ozols, depicting an African-American Christ figure. Call for times.

St. Stanislaus College

304 S. Beach Blvd.228.467.9057 ststan.com

Brothers of the Sacred Heart have run this all-boys Catholic boarding school since 1954. On the water's edge under ancient oaks, it boasts notable alumni including Doc Blanchard, Army football player who was the Heisman, Maxwell and Sullivan trophy winner. Donations accepted.

"This Property is Condemned" Walking Tour

1966 American drama film starring Robert Redford and Natalie Wood based on the Tennessee Williams play. Visitors can follow a map to five markers to see sights from the movie and what they are today. Maps at the Depot Visitor Center.

Harrison CountyCity Population 44,342
Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
2350 Beach Blvd., Ste. A228.896.6699

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

AAA Four Diamond 24-hour gaming facility with 1,740 rooms, table games, slot machines, table poker, premier entertainment, restaurants, golf, shopping promenade and three bars throughout.

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home

Last home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Museum, historic cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier, Presidential Library and gift shop. Open year-round. Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission.

Big Play Entertainment Center

36 holes of mini golf, bumper cars, arcade, go-karts, water balloon launching, concession stand, bowling alley, arcade, restaurant and lounge.

Betsy Ann Riverboat

Offering historic/ecology tours, as well as sunset or dinner cruises aboard a paddleboat on Back Bay Biloxi and the Mississippi Sound. Private charters available.

Biloxi Boardwalk Marina Pontoon Rentals

The pontoon boats are great for a relaxing fishing day or exploring the beautiful waters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Half, full, three and seven-day rental options. Call for details.

Biloxi Brewing Company

Brewery tours and craft beer tastings. Sat, 12 – 6 p.m. Tasting admission for those 21 years and over. No reservation required (excluding large groups).

Biloxi City Cemetery

1166 Irish Hill Dr. biloxi.ms.us/gallery/cemetery

c. 1800s. Well known "residents" include George Ohr, The Mad Potter of Biloxi; Pleasant Reed, Lazaro Lopez and Brigadier General Joseph Robert Davis.

Biloxi Fire Museum

1046 Howard Ave.228.435.6119

Depicts the history of the Biloxi Fire Department in the original 1937 firehouse. Year-round. Sat, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or by appointment. Donations accepted.

Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy. 90 and Porter Ave.228.374.3105www.biloxi.ms.us

Biloxi’s signature landmark and one of the most photographed sites. The climb is challenging. Guided tours. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Admission.

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave.228.388.6668

Established in March 1934. Historic markers include the Biloxi National Cemetery Monument and two granite markers by the main flagpole.

Biloxi Schooners

Sail the Mississippi Sound daily; two replica 65-foot, two-masted schooners, 49 passengers; 2.5-hour, half-day and full-day charters. Schedule by phone. Admission.

Biloxi Shrimping Trip

Pride and heritage of Biloxi come alive aboard this unique educational cruise; kids welcome; see the spectacular world of sea life caught on a real shrimping expedition. Seasonal. Admission.

Biloxi Shuckers At MGM Park

Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers playing in the Southern League.

Biloxi Tour Train

Porter Ave. and Hwy. 90 at Biloxi Lighthouse228.374.8687 biloxitourtrain.com

Dubbed the “Shrimp Train” by local folks, this small conveyance offers a 90-minute narrated tour through Biloxi’s Historical District. Seasonal; reservation required. Admission.

Biloxi Visitors Center

Rebuilt to replicate the original Dantzler House; offers visitor information, a multimedia museum, art exhibits and gift shop. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Deer Island Coastal Preserve

Located right off the coast of Biloxi, Deer Island is home to ten types of endangered species. This island is the perfect place to boat, canoe and paddle board for a secluded getaway.

Dusti Bongé Art Exhibition

370 Meaut Street228.432.0660dustibonge.org

Works of one of the few female Abstract Expressionists in the 1950s. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free.

Escape at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

Features 48-ft. volcano rock climbing wall, Sky Trail and Sky Tykes ropes course, Cloud Coaster, multi-game golf simulator, boutique bowling and arcade. Sun - Thu, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Escape This Biloxi

Attempt to escape one of the rooms in 60 minutes by putting together clues in the room and completing the objective. Thu – Sun, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Finishline Performance Karting

High performance racing-style karts, a NASCAR-style go-kart track featuring a main 3/4-mile regulation track and a 1,120-foot junior track. Open year-round, hours change seasonally.

Gallery 782 Co-Art

Gallery features works of over 35 local artists housed in a historic building. Gift shop. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Things are rockin’ at Hard Rock Biloxi. The resort offers 479 hotel rooms, over 1,500 slots and 56 table games. Hard Rock Biloxi has amenities including the Wet Spot pool, the Rock Spa and five restaurants for your dining satisfaction. Come see the show at Hard Rock Live-an 1,800 capacity entertainment venue where you can hear some of the country’s top musicians.

Hurricane Camille Memorial

Hwy. 90, on the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer’s Biloxi beachfront grounds This beautiful but somber memorial serves as a reminder of the 172 dead or missing on the Mississippi Coast due to the historic storm. Free.

Hurricane Katrina Tree Sculptures

Scenic Hwy. 90 biloxi.ms.us/sculptures

Along Hwy. 90 are amazing sculptures by award-winning artists Dayton Scoggins and Marlin Miller. Tree trunks transformed into sculpted works of art. Drive-by. Free

Hurricane Katrina Memorial

Hwy. 90, Biloxi Town Green • biloxi.ms.us/katrina_and_Biloxi/Katrina_Memorial.html Memorial dedicated to the Gulf Coast victims who perished in Hurricane Katrina. Free.

Mardi Gras Museum

119 Rue Magnolia 228.435.6308

Located in the restored historic Magnolia Hotel, the museum traces the three hundred year history of the celebration of Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Historical museum with priceless photographs and artifacts of the maritime and seafood industry. Gift shop. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 4 p.m. Admission.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Beach Vendors

Fun water activities including jet skiing, parasailing, kayaks, aqua cycles, hydrocycles, umbrellas and beach chairs. Seasonal, Apr - Oct. Fees apply.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Boat Rides & Sunset Cruises

Quiet sails, kayaking, canoeing, dinner and sunset cruises offer the perfect opportunity to spend time on the water and experience nature at her best. Take your pick of sunrise, sunset or day trips.

Nauti-Toons Boat Rentals

119 Beach Blvd. 228.234.6969nautitoons.com

Have fun on the water with pontoon rentals. Hit one of the nearby islands or beaches and spend the afternoon swimming and having a private picnic. Half and full-day.

Negrotto’s Gallery

9036A Carl Legett Road228.388.8822 negrottosgallery.com

Features works of over 80 prominent local, regional and international artists in a variety of mediums along with themed art exhibits and events. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ohr-O’keefe Museum Of Art

Frank Gehry designed museum featuring George E. Ohr’s pottery and rotating exhibits of local and national artwork. Gift shop. Tue - Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission charged.

Palace Casino Resort

Palace Casino Resort is the only smoke-free casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the premier destination for luxurious accommodations, superior guest service and endless excitement. Nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Biloxi’s Back Bay, the resort offers hotel rooms and suites with stunning views, award-winning restaurants, non-stop gaming, championship golf at The Preserve Golf Club and amazing amenities to complement your stay.

Ship Island Excursions- Biloxi

Located in Biloxi beside Margaritaville Resort. Explore the barrier island, enchanting beaches, pristine Gulf waters, shelling, birding, dolphin sightings and historic Fort Massachusetts (1858). Seasonal Mar-Oct.

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

177 First St. 228.435.5578

Called the "Fisherman's Church" because of the scalloped shell roof. Annual sponsor of “Blessing of the Fleet,” which marks the beginning of the shrimping season. Regular Catholic masses offered. Tours Tue - Thu, 12 - 3 p.m. Free.

USS Biloxi Mast

679 Beach Blvd. www.biloxi.ms.us

Located at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, mast from the USS Biloxi that saw service during World War II. See the superstructure, Purple Heart display, garden and other war-related markers.

Covington CountyCity Population 2,779
Covington County Chamber of Commerce

Covington County Courthouse

c. 1907. This beautiful old courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The county was established in 1819, making it one of the oldest counties in the state. Daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Saturdays and major holidays. Free.

Full Flight Hunting Preserve

15 Watts Rd.601.765.6012

Quail hunting at its best. Contact for hunt details.

Gerald Mcraney Birthplace Marker

Corner of Gerald McRaney St. and Elm St. 601.765.6012 covingtonchamber.com/in/index.php

Marker commemorates the life and contributions of actor Gerald McRaney, Collins’ native son. TV roles include Simon and Simon, Major Dad, Promised Land and Deadwood. Drive-by.

Grand Paradise Waterpark

Grand Paradise Waterpark features seven acres of water excitement. Enjoy six high-in-the-sky thrilling slides, lazy river and aqua play center. Seasonal. Please call.

Lake Mike Conner

66 Lake Dr. 601.765.4024

Large lake with freshwater fishing, largemouth bass and catfish. RV camping, restrooms, picnic tables, pavilion and boat ramp.

Mcdonald’s Store

2542 Hwy. 532 601.785.4343

Circa 1930. Unique country store and “mini-mall” serving up coffee, ice cream and old fashion hoop cheese.

Mitchell Farms

659 Leaf River Church Rd601.765.8609mitchellsfarms.com

Educational tours promoting agriculture and farm life. Book your next event at the banquet barn. U-pick garden, Jun - Jul. Peanuts available Aug - Nov. Pumpkin Patch-Maze, late Sep - Nov.

Marion CountyCity Population 6,523
Marion County Development Partnership
412 Courthouse Sq. 601.736.6385 www.mcdp.info

Artwistic Revolution Gallery

319 Second St.

A unique cooperative art gallery of local artists. Some of the artwork showcased includes: sculpture, pottery, paintings, photography, digital media, pen and ink drawings. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Hugh White Mansion

One Hugh White 601.736.1763

Designed by noted architect C.H. Lindsley and furnished by Marshall Field, the Governor Hugh White Mansion is "probably Mississippi's finest residential essay in the Colonial Revival Style." Built in 1925. By appointment only.

Lake Columbia & Lake Bill Waller

12 miles southeast of Columbia 601.736.1861

Lake Bill Waller is a prime fishing lake. Designed for recreational use, Lake Columbia is equipped with pavilions, full camper hookups, picnic areas and water skiing.

Marion County Courthouse

250 Broad St.601.731.5972

Constructed in 1905 and located in the center of Columbia. Cornerstones of the courthouse and the first bricks at Columbia High School were laid on the same day.

Marion County Museum & Archives

200 Second St. • 601.731.3999

Located downtown in a historic depot, the museum consists of relics and photographs commemorating the history of Columbia, Marion County and the surrounding area. Open weekdays. Free.

Marion County Recreational Railroad

150 Industrial Park Dr. 601.408.7544

The recreational railroad is available for rides on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. or by appointment for field trips, birthday parties and special events.

State Hwy. 43 Scenic Motorcycle Byway

Picayune to Columbia

State Hwy. 43 from Picayune to Columbia is a 58-mile, winding, tree-lined motorcyclists’ dream ride. The byway begins curvy and becomes more curvy north of Hwy. 26.

Walter Payton Sculpture

1009 Broad St. 601.731.3999

Life-size bronze sculpture of the legendary NFL player overlooks the Walter Payton Football Field on the Columbia High School campus. "Sweetness" sculpture created by Columbia artist Ben Watts.

Harrison CountyCity Population 11,438

Adventure Locators, LLC

10740 D'Iberville Blvd228.392.7830

Scuba lessons, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boards (SUP), kiteboarding, skydiving, equipment sales & rentals, training, service, adventure trips and cruises. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Biloxi Bay Kayak Rentals

9485 Fournier Ave. 228.243.0410

Located east of the Scarlet Pearl Casino and provides drop-off and pick-up when you rent a Back Bay Kayak. Open year-round during daylight hours, weather permitting.

D'iberville Town Clock

Central Ave. 228.392.7966

Beautiful four-faced town clock stands tall upon a three-tiered granite base. Relax on the benches placed around this picturesque clock in downtown D’Iberville.

Hint Hunter Escape Puzzle/Rooms

10253 D'Iberville Blvd., Ste. B 228.273.4064hinthunter.net

A fun, interactive escape room offering fun for couples, groups, families and teams. Can you use the clues to escape? Thu – Sun, 1 – 11 p.m.

Lava Links Golf Club

Features two 18-hole miniature golf courses, an erupting volcano surrounded by lush gardens, waterfalls, footbridges and music. Mon – Thu, 12 – 8 p.m.; Fri, 12 – 10 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Mullet Hop Trampoline Park

3200 Mallett Rd., Ste. G 228.273.2934www.mullethop.com

Featuring wall-to-wall trampoline activities. A large open trampoline court, trampoline dodge ball arena, slam dunk basketball and foam pits. Sun – Thu, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri – Sat, 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Whipasnapa Sightseeing Trips

Two-hour sightseeing cruise around Biloxi. Great for couples and families; bring your favorite beverage and your camera for beautiful picture taking. 1 - 6 passenger fishing trips available. Year-round. Reservations required.

Jones CountyCity Population 4,448

Deason Home

Corner of Deason St. and Anderson St. 601.477.3314

c. 1840s. Oldest home in Jones County continuously occupied by the same family. The home was donated to the Tallahala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Guided Tours. By appointment. Admission.

The Eula Bass Lewis Gallery

900 S. Court St601.477.4148

Located in the Visual Arts Department of Jones County Junior College. The gallery features monthly artists. Open during the school year and closed during summer months.

Historic Hotel Alice

110 Front St. 601.477.8955

Established in 1902, Hotel Alice is the centerpiece landmark of downtown Ellisville. It held a role in the motion picture, The Free State of Jones.

Jackson CountyCity Population 16,251

Eco-Tours Of South Mississippi

Pickup at Gautier City Park or Moss Point Waterfront 228.297.8687 ecotoursofsouthmississippi.com

Tours of the cypress swamps and salt marshes of the lower Pascagoula River or the coastal barrier islands. Perfect for birders, naturalists, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. Overnight adventures in a remote cabin. Kayak tours and motorboat cruises with seasoned guide. Open year-round. Reservation required.

Estarine Education & Leadership Development Center

2300 Highway 90 228.497.9602

Interpretive walks on nature trails, informal classes on estuaries and wetlands in the educational greenhouse and boat tours along the backwaters of coast Mississippi. Reservations required.

Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge & Visitor Center

Hiking, photography, and education are a few of the wildlife-oriented activities available. Hike a 3/4 mile nature trail adjacent to the Visitor Center. Tues-Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission.

Nature’s Playground Sculpture

3200 Hwy. 90 228.497.8000

42-ft.-high steel structure features wildlife native to the Gulf Coast region — an alligator, turtles, a great blue heron, fish and a crab. Commissioned by the city to be installed at the entrance to the city's Town Center revitalization. Always open.

Veterans Tribute Tower

Gautier City Hall, 3330 Hwy. 90 228.219.7644

The Tower stands as a lasting tribute to honor America's veterans, a salute to our present day veterans and to inspire the future of all veterans. Four clocks that chime hourly and a 250-lb. commemorative bell which was cast on site as part of a two-day event commemorating the occasion.

Harrison CountyCity Population 70,113

Altitude Trampoline Park

A 43,000 square foot facility featuring a variety of activities, including trampolines, tumble tracks, dodge ball courts and foam pits. Mon. - Thu. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Banana's Mini Golf & Arcade

2251 East Pass Rd. 228.206.3015

Features 18 holes of mini golf in a tropical landscape with many water features and a state-of-the-art arcade. Fri, 2 – 10 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Ocean Adventures Marine Park

Join us for up-close experiences with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, rays, and birds! We make learning fun for the whole family! Open daily, hours change seasonally. Admission charged.

Chandeleur Brewing Company

Chandeleur Brewing Company handcrafts some of the most excellent ales on the Gulf Coast using only the finest, freshest malted barley, hops and local ingredients. Tours available. Thu - Fri, 4 - 7 p.m.; Sat, 1 - 4 p.m.

Everything Kayak Rentals

Kayak rentals available year-round and for every level paddler. Paddle to the islands, "yak" fish or tour along the beachfront. Rentals delivered to launch location or to overnight accommodation during stay. Daily, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fishbone Alley

Between 26th and 27th Ave., 13th and 14th St

A funky destination backing up to restaurants and bars located around the alley. Featuring original, local art and culture where artists have been invited to create murals and panels, and the shutter program.

Gulf Islands Waterpark

Off I-10 (exit Hwy. 49 N) 228.328.1266 www.gulfislandswaterpark.com

Thrilling fun for the entire family. Enjoy more than 18 acres of water featuring wild rides, miles of slides and summer fun for all ages. May - Labor Day. See website for hours. Admission.

Gulfport Dragway

17085 Racetrack Rd. 228.863.4408 gulfportdragway.com

Quarter-mile drag strip that features races on Wednesday nights. Gates open at 6 p.m., weather permitting. Family fun. Open year-round. See website for hours.

Gulfport Galleria Of Fine Art

Located in the historic Carnegie Building, the art gallery features approximately 40 coastal artists. Exhibits include pottery, textile art, visual arts, photography, original jewelry designs, sculptures, stained glass and paintings. Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hero's Laser Tag

3340 C Ave.228.239.3462

Laser tag fun for all ages featuring three types of laser guns offering a 90-minute, multi-mission type of gaming experience. Thu – Fri, 5 – 9 p.m.; Sat, 12 – 11 p.m.

La Dolce Vita Cruises

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave. 228.897.6039 www.lmdc.org

One of the country’s top 50 children’s museums with many exhibits and hands-on fun. Mon - Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Admission.

Making Memories Sailing

Explore the Mississippi Sound. Enjoy the water, view the wildlife and experience the beautiful sunset. Up to six passengers. Year-round, weather permitting.

Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum

Home to three different model railroad train table layouts: HO, O and N. There are five running, elevated G scale trains for kids to come and enjoy. Tue - Sat, 12 - 5 p.m.

North Star Sailing Charters

Embark on a nautical day of fun on the Mississippi Sound. Cruises offered include day, sunset, moonlight and dinner. Half and full-day charters for up to 6 passengers. Year-round, weather permitting.

Set Sail Yacht Charters

2250 Jones Park Dr. 228.596.1670www.setsailaway.com

Experience a true yachting experience aboard the 52-ft. Endurance. Cruises include sunset, afternoon or dolphin searching. Reservations required. Up to six passengers.

Ship Island Excursions

Gulfport Yacht Harbor 228.864.1014 msshipisland.com

Explore Mississippi's barrier islands, part of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Enchanting beaches with pristine Gulf waters, shelling, birding and frequent dolphin sightings. Tour Fort Massachusetts, c. 1858. Boats operate Mar - Oct. Look for us on Trip Advisor.

Wut Sup Standup Paddleboards & Rentals

13247 Seaway Rd., Unit E22 228.669.1802

Offers standup paddleboard rentals (SUP) on Gulfport Lake and other locations at affordable rates. The most popular SUP package: SUP board, board bag, leash, fins and paddle customized for you.

Zip'n Fun Adventure Park

17200 16th St. 228.206.7056

Experience a squirrel’s eye view of nature by making your way through a 50 game, tree-to-tree obstacle course. Adult and children's courses available. Allow two to three hours per visit to complete the course.

Forrest CountyCity Population 48,012
Visit Hattiesburg
One Convention Center Plaza 601.296.7475 www.visithburg.org

African American Military History Museum & Historic Uso Club

More than 150 years of African-American military history are displayed in Hattiesburg’s historic USO Club, a landmark building. Hundreds of artifacts, photos and unique displays. Wed - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat, 12 - 4 p.m.; by appointment, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

All-American Rose Garden

University of Southern Mississippi 601.266.4491 home.usm.edu

Located at the front of USM's campus, this garden features more than 750 award-winning All-American and Hybrid-T roses. Blooming season is late spring and throughout summer.

Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood District

Hattiesburg has one of the largest, most intact historic districts in southeast Mississippi, featuring architectural styles dated between 1884 and 1930. The neighborhood hosts several annual events.

Freedom Summer Trail

Hattiesburg Visitors Center at I-59 and Hwy. 49 601.296.7475 www.visithburg.org

Freedom Summer Trail is a compilation of 16 historic sites of Freedom Summer 1964 and the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg. Printed guides are available at the Visitors Center. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hattiesburg Zoo

The Hattiesburg Zoo features more than 100 species, Asbury Discovery Center, SplashPad, Touch Africa Petting Zoo, train, carousel and much more. Tue - Sun, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Historic Downtown Hattiesburg

Historic Downtown Hattiesburg is a center for arts, culture and heritage. The downtown area includes the Saenger Theater and unique shopping and dining.

Historic Saenger Theater

Historic Downtown Hattiesburg 601.584.4888www.hattiesburgsaenger.com

The renovated Saenger Theater is an elegant, 1,000-seat movie palace that opened on Thanksgiving Day 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by famed New Orleans architect Emile Weile, the facility serves as a live entertainment venue, complete with an original Robert Morton pipe organ. Box Office, Mon - Fri, 12 - 5 p.m. Group tours must be arranged in advance; call 601.296.7478 to schedule.

Longleaf Trace

Gateway at University of Southern Mississippi 601.450.5247 www.longleaftrace.org

The Longleaf Trace is a 41-mile multi-purpose recreational Rails-to-Trails project, paralleled by a 23-mile equestrian trail. Mon - Thu, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 6 p.m.

Lucile Parker Art Gallery At William Carey University

512 Tuscan Ave. 601.318.6192 wmcarey.edu

The gallery houses over 500 works in four collections of oils, watercolors, pen and ink drawings, portraits and prints by Lucile Parker and other artists. Exhibits by outside artists are held throughout the academic year.

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

Hwy. 49, South Gate, Bldg. 850 601.558.2757

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is Mississippi's only state-operated museum dedicated exclusively to military history. In a 16,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, the museum houses over 15,000 artifacts, representing all branches of the military. Through unique exhibits and dioramas, visitors can "walk through time" and experience Mississippi military history. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Rock At Southern Miss

Hwy. 49 near Hardy St. 601.266.4491 home.usm.edu

Take a stroll down the Eagle Walk under the M.M. Roberts Stadium, known as “The Rock,” where the names of great football legends, including Ray Guy and Brett Favre, can be seen. Special events and football games are held here throughout the year. Call for schedule of events and games.

Sarah Gillespie Museum Of Art At William Carey University

498 Tuscan Ave. 601.318.6107 wmcarey.edu

The museum houses of over 600 works and is the most complete collection of art by Mississippians in the 20th century. The works record subject matter that concerns regional artists. Mon - Fri, 1 - 4 p.m.

USM Museum Of Art

University of Southern Mississippi 601.266.4861 www.usm.edu/visual-arts

Traveling shows and a permanent collection, including an exhibition of works by Mississippi artist Valerie Jaudon and the masters. Contemporary sculpture and photography.

The Spirit That Builds Mural

Suspended in the Hattiesburg Library atrium, the mural serves as a visual saga of the history of Hattiesburg. The 167-ft. mural was painted by renowned artist William Baggett. Mon - Thu, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jackson CountyCity Population 985

Seward Farms Maze

10836 Tanner Williams Rd.228.641.3936 www.sewardfarms.com

Cornfield maze, hayride, cow train ride, corn cannons, play area, animal alley, fire pits, picnic area and Haunted Friday Nights in October. Saturdays, mid-Sep - Oct, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Hancock CountyCity Population 1,917

Brett Favre Mural On Dolly's Quick Stop

16593 Hwy. 603 228.255.5552

The mural, painted by several local artists, chronicles the football career of Brett Favre from high school to the NFL. Nearby is a Welcome to Kiln, the Home of Brett Favre football sign, perfect for pictures.

Crittenden Distillery LLC

19193 Hwy. 43 228.216.2363

Whiskey and bourbon distillery. Tours offered Thu-Sat. by appointment.

Jourdan River Blueway

8100 Texas Flat Rd.228.467.1894

Explore this 8.5-mile river trail by canoe, kayak or paddleboard. The tranquil waters of the upper Jourdan River offer a haven for birds and wildlife through coastal floodplains and a riverine ecological system. Located at McLeod Park.

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

7030 Roscoe Turner Rd. 228.467.2727 www.lazymagnolia.com

Brewery tour and sampling. Family friendly. Kids get a special Mississippi-made treat. Thu - Fri, 4 - 6 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission for tour with sampling, tour free without sampling. Hourly tours available.

Mcleod Water Park & Campground

8100 Texas Flat Rd. 228.467.1894

Located on the Jourdan River; laundry facilities, playground, boat ramp on property, nature trail and pavilion. Fishing, boating, canoeing and wildlife viewing. New splash pad and disc golf.

South Mississippi Off Road & RV Park

27550 V Bar Rd. 601.351.9712

ATV and UTV off-road trails, fishing, swimming and other fun activities.

Southern Promiseland Farm

Huge corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride pulled by a tractor, play area, concession stand and hay maze for small adventurers. Seasonal, Sep - Nov. Call for details.

Jones CountyCity Population 18,540
Economic Development Authority of Jones County/Chamber of Commerce
153 Base Dr., Ste. 3 601.649.3031 jonescounty.com

Big Creek Water Park

Two Big Creek Water Park off Hwy. 84 601.763.8555

Part of the Pat Harrison Waterway. Features a water park, activity area, cabins, camping sites, fishing, nature trail, picnic areas, RV dump station and laundry facility.

Landrum’s Country Homestead & Village

1356 Hwy. 15 S 601.649.2546 landrums.com

The Living History Museum comes to life with over 70 buildings and displays nestled in a beautifully landscaped setting covering over 10 acres of pecan trees, streams and Southern foliage. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Laurel’s Historic District

Second Ave. through Seventh Ave. 601.428.0574

Laurel's Historic District is the most intact collection of early 20th century architecture in Mississippi. Walking/driving tour of historic structures. District encompasses over 360 buildings. National Register of Historic Places.

Lauren Rogers Museum Of Art

565 N. Fifth Ave. at Seventh St. 601.649.6374 www.lrma.org

Mississippi's first museum opened in 1923 and features American and European art, Native American baskets, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, British Georgian silver and traveling exhibitions.

Veterans Memorial Museum

920 Hillcrest Dr601.428.4008

Museum and library houses artifacts to commemorate our military history. Includes books, newspapers and documents from all war eras. Over 100 movies

Greene CountyCity Population 997

Greene County Museum

400 Main St., Fourth Floor 601.394.4343

1939 courthouse and jail features artifacts from homes, farms, schools and log river rafting. Prehistoric Indian artifacts and living-history demonstrations. Mississippi Landmark. Mon - Tue, Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wed and Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Turkey Fork Recreation Area

Camping, swimming, picnicking, fishing and boating opportunities. In the Sand Hill community, this 240-acre lake serves as a focal point of Greene County.

Harrison CountyCity Population 15,300

Friendship Oak

Magnificent 500-plus year-old live oak tree and one of the most photographed attractions on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Long Beach Wwii Battleship Guns

720 Cleveland Ave. 228.863.1556

World War II battleship guns located at the Long Beach Harbor.

Wolf River Canoe & Kayak

Famous for its white sand beaches and winding waterways, the Wolf River is perfect for canoers and kayakers alike. Whether you want to swim, picnic, camp, fish, or just relax and enjoy nature, a canoe trip from Wolf River Canoes is for you. Rentals available.

George CountyCity Population 2,948
Greater George County Economic Development Foundation/Chamber of Commerce
116 Beaver Dam Rd. 601.947.2755

Lucedale City Park & War Memorial

507 Oak St. 601.947.3261

Playground, basketball courts, walking tracks, amphitheater, war memorial and more. Facilities, pavilions and grills available. Open to public.

Lucedale Greenway Depot Creek

28.9 acres of scenic green space and recreational activities including walking the boardwalk, fishing,hiking, bird-watching and educational pursuits.

Palestine Gardens “A Replica Of The Holy Land”

201 Palestine Gardens Rd601.947.8422 palestinegardens.org

Where the land of the Bible comes alive. A scale model of the Holy Land with guided tours reliving the Old and New Testament stories. Open daily. Free.

Jackson CountyCity Population 14,583

Escatawpa River Observatory Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area

Wet pine savanna, mixed woodlands; excellent place for beginning birding and wildlife viewing. Mon - Sun, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

6005 Bayou Heron Rd. 228.475.7047 grandbaynerr.org

25,000 acres of coastal wet pine savanna and estuarine habitats. Interpretative area, trails, boating and fishing. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed holidays. Free.

Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Swamp Tours

Some of the most beautiful swamplands in South Mississippi. See gators up close and personal. Board a high-speed airboat and take a journey in the wilderness. Group and senior discounts. Open daily. Winter, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Summer, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Mccoy’s River & Marsh Tours, Inc.

Interpreted boat tours of the Pascagoula River. Travel through marshes and swamps and view a multitude of wildlife including birds and alligators. Two-hour day or night tours available. Boat accommodates up to 20. Tue and Thu, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. Pre-registration required. Call to reserve seating.

Moss Point Memorial Monument

Downtown on the Escatawpa River

Features flags representing all branches of the military, located on the Escatawpa River. Open 24 hours. Free.

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

A gateway to the Pascagoula River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in the country. Learn about the river's habitats and the diverse assemblage of organisms that inhabit or visit the river basin. Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pelican Landing To Waterfront Park Birding & Wildlife Viewing Area

Red Creek Adventures, Inc.

19205 Park Ridge Drive N 228.217.5651 redcreekadventures.com

Canoe Red Creek, rent a cabin, or zip line through the trees. Open year-round, reservations required.

Covington CountyCity Population 882

The Basket Cottage

300 S. Main St. 601.765.6012

Shop handcrafted and hand-dyed baskets, chair seats, jellies and jams, and more. Member of the Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi.

Dry Creek Water Park

Three Dry Creek Park Dr. 601.797.4619 phwd.net

Powell Drug Store

519 S. Main St.601.797.3355

c. 1900. Discover this unique, historic pharmacy. Groups welcome. Open year-round. Gift shop. Free.

Salters Farms

1876 Hwy. 532 601.797.3896

54-acre blueberry farm offers "u-pick" and commercial production. U-pick May-June. Farm tours by appointment. During season Mon-Sat 8a.m.-5p.m.

Jackson CountyCity Population 17,400
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce

Bridge Mural

Front Beach 228.875.4424

Walk by this large four-panel mosaic piece designed and installed by artist Elizabeth Veglia. Artwork by Pat Odom, Chris Stebly, Ching Walters and Susie Ranager.

Bridge Walk

Biloxi Bay Bridge 228.875.4424

“Walk on water” over Ocean Springs and Biloxi bridge.

Charnley-Norwood House

509 East Beach Dr. 228.523.4150

Take a walk back in history and explore an historic house designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in 1890. Public tours Fri – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Coastal Airwheel

1518 A Bienville Blvd.228.313.2612coastalairwheel.com

Offering guided tours on Airwheels thru Historic downtown or a breathtaking ride along the longest man-made beach overlooking the MS Sound. Open Tue - Sat, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Crooked Feather

Bienville Blvd. 228.875.4424

5’ x 11’ cypress log carved as the famous Indian head by sculptor Thomas King, 1999. Original sculpture by Peter Totch, 1976.

Crooked Letter Brewery

Full bar and grill serving food, Crooked Letter brews, cocktails and wine. Sun - Thu, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

G.I. Museum

Over 30 mannequins in various uniforms. Weapons of the time. Emphasis on WWII, with 1943 Jeep and home-front items. First and third Sunday of each month. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Donations accepted

Gulf Islands National Seashore & Visitors Center

National park with nature trails, campground, picnic areas and fishing pier. Interpretive center for barrier islands. Islands accessible by private boat. Year-round, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Free.

Islander Outfitters Tours & Travel

Choose from 1-hour walking tour, 2-hour bicycling tour, 2-hour shuttle bus sightseeing tour, or 3-hour paddling tour. Featuring abundant wildlife with birding opportunities and the possibility of bottlenose dolphins.

Live Oaks Bicycle Route

1000 Washington Ave. 228.875.4424

15.5-mile scenic route beginning at the old Louisville and Nashville Train Depot.

Locked Up Ocean Springs

Choose which room to escape (Saw Inspired, Sherlock Murder Mystery and Forgotten Souls). You have 60 minutes to solve the clues and puzzles to get out of the room. Call ahead to book your room.

Marine Education Center

101 Sweetbay Dr.228.872.4200

Interactive exhibits, self-guided nature tours, a 208 feet long-almost 5 feet wide pedestrian suspension bridge made of galvanized steel or use the dock to launch kayaks. Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mary C. O’keefe Cultural Center For Arts & Education

1600 Government St. 228.818.2878

1927 schoolhouse turned cultural center with WPA murals, Duckett Art Gallery, music studio, Culinary Arts Cafe and city history museum. Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 12 - 4 p.m.

Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial

3730 Bienville Blvd., Hwy. 90 E 228.875.4236

Large veterans’ memorial with etchings of more than 650 Mississippi heroes. Free.

Old Fort Bayou Blueway

Visit a variety of habitats by canoe on the Old Fort Bayou Blueway. Call for reservations.

Public Art Project Of Ocean Springs (Papos) Pieces

Art on display at Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Little Children’s Park, library, L&N Depot Plaza and Keys Municipal Park.

Paddles Up Surf Shop

1018 Government St. 850.687.3023 www.paddlesupms.com

Rental paddles, accessories and more. Tue - Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Shearwater Pottery

Thrown glazed ware in the style of 1928 founder Peter Anderson is continued today by his descendants. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Sun, 1 - 5:30 p.m. Free.

Walter Anderson Museum Of Art Inc.

Dedicated to the celebration of the works by Walter Anderson. Gift shop. Open year-round. Closed major holidays. Mon - Sat, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sun, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Admission. Under four free.

Jackson CountyCity Population 23,719
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Arts On The Avenue

618 Delmas Ave.228.938.6789

Community art center hosted by the City of Pascagoula. Local artist gallery and art classes include pottery, drawing, photography, acrylics, watercolors, children’s art and more.

Downtown Pascagoula Shopping Area

Delmas Ave. cityofpascagoula.com

View the historic firehouse, the city hall jail at Scranton's and shop for unique antiques and gifts.

Historic Pascagoula Bike Trail

Come take a family outing or a peaceful break alone. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy a unique combination of cycling, nature, history and coastal culture. Daily, dawn to dusk.

LaPointe Krebs Museum

Learn the rich history of the LaPointe Krebs House and of the diverse people who have inhabited this site and our surrounding area throughout history.

Magnolia Birding Pier

Southern end of Magnolia St. at Dupont Ave. cityofpascagoula.com

View brown pelicans, herons and egrets.

Pascagoula Boating Adventures

Begins at Magnolia Birding Pier cityofpascagoula.com

Six-hour trail offers tours of Krebs Lake and the river’s edge with an optional western route where more advanced paddlers can explore the marshes along the open channel. Open year-round.

Round Island Lighthouse

c. 1859. The Round Island Lighthouse once stood off the coast of Pascagoula. Toppled by Hurricane Georges in 1998. The base was moved to mainland in 2010 and restored to its original condition. Now in the heart of downtown, it can proudly be called a gateway into the city. Many lives were saved during numerous hurricanes because of this lighthouse. Drive-by.

Harrison CountyCity Population 4,920

Gun Ho Indoor Shooting Range

55,000-sq. ft. full-service indoor shooting range open to novice or experienced visitors. Gun rental available. Fees apply. Rules must be followed. Open daily. Year-round.

Pass Christian Scenic Drive Historic District

Self-guided walking and driving tour down this historic street with elegant mansions dating back to the 19th century.

Pass Christian War Memorial Park

Hwy. 90 and Flietas Ave.228.452.3310 park.passchristian.net

The park includes monuments, plaques, playgrounds, a recreational track, gazebo and a number of unique tree sculptures. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hancock CountyCity Population 1,332

Heritage Trail Possum Walk

Seven-mile Possum Walk Trail showcasing Birds of Logtown, Logtown Cemetery, Logtown, Ecology of the Pearl River, Dummyline Railroad, Bayou Bogue Homa Tribal Nation and The Pine Plantations. Open year-round.

Infinity Science Center

State-of-the-art Science Center and NASA Visitor Center with 3-D immersive theatre that transports you to outer space, ocean depths and earth's complex systems–all in eight minutes.

Stone CountyCity Population 6,791

Tuxachanei Trail

Hwy 49

The De Soto National Forest is home to the 14-mile out-and-back trail featuring longleaf pines, bottomland, hardwood, creek land, birds and wildlife.

Forrest CountyCity Population 10,266

Hinton Park

Main St. 601.583.3386

State-of-the-art outdoor recreational facility. The park offers a playground.

Petal River Park

786 Hwy. 11 601.583.3306

Mountain biking and hiking trails. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Free.

Pearl River CountyCity Population 11,759

Brick By Brick Memorial

View this remarkable veterans’ monument, a tribute to all American veterans.

Company A, 890th Engineering Battalion Monument

Monument honoring soldiers from Picayune and Lumberton who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University

104-acre native plant center dedicated to educating the public about the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem. The arboretum has won top awards for landscape and architecture. Wed - Sun, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission.

Intermodal Transportation & Tourism Center

200 Hwy. 11 S, Railroad Park 601.799.3070 www.picayune.ms.us

Located in the heart of Picayune, the train depot is served by the Crescent passenger train, offering full Amtrak service to the Picayune area. Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. By appointment.

Lower Pearl River Valley Transportation Museum

Depicts the history of transportation, from the era of the railroad to the space shuttle, and how it influenced Picayune and Pearl River County.

Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library

Mississippi and genealogical collections. Memorial room with antiques from Crosby’s home, Crosbyhurst. Artwork by Pearl River County and Mississippi artists. Monthly exhibits. Mon and Thu, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tue and Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Paul’s Pastry

One Sycamore Rd., Ste. A 601.798.7457 paulspastry.com

Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Let the “Biggest Little Bakery in South Mississippi” bring Mardi Gras to you with “Party in a Box.” Tours available. Tue - Wed, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thu - Sat, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Picayune City Hall

203 Goodyear Blvd. 601.798.9770 www.picayune.ms.us

Picayune’s classic city hall building is a prominent landmark. Built during 1938-39 and designed by Wilfred S. Lockyer, an architect and professional musician. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Picayune On Stage

322 W. Canal St. 601.749.5551

Established in 1980 at the Canal St. Theater. Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Dinner theater shows start at 6:30 p.m. Call for reservations.

Pontoon Bridge Battalion Memorial

Corner of Goodyear Blvd. and Rester St. 601.798.6271

Veterans monument tribute to all American veterans. Located in front of City Hall.

Shay Engine

201 Hwy. 11 N

View the recently restored wood-burning, gear-drive Shay train locomotive from the early 20th century.

St. Barnabas Anglican Church

612 Sixth Ave. 601.749.4663 stbarny.org

c. 1928. The first Episcopal church is the oldest church building still used in Picayune. It has served as a bookstore and private residence. Tours by appointment only. Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pearl River CountyCity Population 2,782
Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce

155th Brigade Combat Team Bravo Company Memorial

200 S. Main St. 601.403.2300

A tribute to the 126 Poplarville and Bay St. Louis residents who served in Iraq.

Blue Tara Organic Blueberry P-Y-O

Showcases the history of Mississippi’s oldest community or junior college and the nation’s first junior college to offer a military curriculum. By appointment.

Lamar CountyCity Population 2,531

Lamar County Historical Museum

110 Shelby Speights Dr.601.794.2000

The most notable building is the old train depot. An old law office and a building that houses farm implements are also on this site. By appointment.

Little Black Creek Water Park

2159 Little Black Creek Rd., Lumberton601.794.2957lbccampground.com

For a day of fun, the park has picnic areas, barbecue grills and a 600-acre lake stocked with catfish, white perch, bream and bass. Accommodations include campsites, cabins and bungalows.

Harrison CountyCity Population 1,342

Desoto National Forest

Bethel ATV/Bicycle Trails, Airey Lake & POW Lake Area Recreation, Tuxachanie Hiking Trail, Big Foot Horse Trail and camping. Fees may apply. Open year-round.

Covington CountyCity Population 351

Cranford’s Drug Store

121 W. Main St. 601.722.3291

c. 1927. Renovated store on Main Street offers retail items, pharmacy, gifts and soda fountain. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sat, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

KA Pottery

506 Shirley Sanford Rd. 601.722.4948kapotterystudio.com

Studio of Claudia Cartee, a professional studio clay artist creating handmade place settings, raku and stoneware sculptures, and functional pieces for over four decades. Member of the Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi.

Okatoma Outdoor Post

550 Walter Lott Rd.601.722.4297okatoma.com

Canoe and kayak rentals, RV hookups, country store, primitive camping and cabins. Mar - Oct.

Seminary Canoe Rental

152 SCR Ln. and Old Hwy. 49601.722.4301seminarycanoerental.com

Canoe and kayak rentals, cabins, RV and primitive camping. Daily, 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Hancock CountyCity Population 3,330

Buccaneer Bay Water Park

1150 S. Beach Blvd.228.467.3822mdwfp.com

Water park featuring Pirate's Plank, Pirate's Plunge, Lil' Smuggler's Cove, wave pool, surf pond and Sea Dog Galley. Seasonal.

Scenic Byways

Beach Blvd. - Hancock County228.467.9048gulfcoastscenicbyways.com

A paradise for nature lovers. Beautiful coastline that makes up Beach Blvd. Byway and 30 miles through NASA's Byway to Space draw upon resources and heritage of this eco-tourism asset. Historic landmarks, trails, birding, hiking, fishing, parks and more.

Walking & Biking Tour

Coleman Ave. Pier

A flat, approximately three-mile path which runs directly along the beach from Washington Street Pier in Bay St. Louis to Coleman Ave. Pier. Open year-round.

War & Peace – The T.F. Monti Private Model Collection

4,000 model ships, autos, aircraft and pieces of military armor. Exceptional private collection. Open year-round. By appointment. Free.

Waveland's Ground Zero Hurricane Museum

Take a scenic look through the lives and struggles of survivors of Hurricanes. Coastal life is sometimes stormy, but coastal people have the resilience to survive and thrive even in the face of great natural adversity. This museum gives visitors a unique perspective on the stories, art, and fabric of the lives of those who stand up in times of trouble and rebuild. Tue, Fri, Sat, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wayne CountyCity Population 5,669

Maynor Creek Water Park

1351 Reservoir Rd.601.735.4365phwd.net

Maynor Creek boasts a 450-acre lake surrounded by 1,050 acres of pine and hardwood forests. Fall and winter are best times for wildlife viewing. Mon - Thu, Sat and Sun, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Stone CountyCity Population 4,661

Dizzy Dean Gravesite

Bond Cemetery, Murray Ave.www.dizzydean.com

Final resting place of major league baseball’s Jerome H. “Dizzy” Dean, all-star pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and sports broadcaster. “It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it!” Dawn to dusk.

Eagle Statue

“Katrina Tree” carver Marlin Miller of Fort Walton Beach, Florida brings the pecan tree at the Stone County Courthouse back to life.

G & M Goat Farm

1509 New Hope Rd.601.928.4020msgoatlady.com

Mississippi’s only certified goat farm. Retail shop on the farm with goat cheeses and skin-care products for sale. Call in advance to schedule. No Wed or Sat tours. Admission.

Historic Courthouse

323 E. Cavers Ave.601.928.5266stonecounty.com

The Stone County Courthouse was completed in March 1918 for a cost of $29,515.18. Restored in 2003. Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.

The Old Firehouse Museum

117 First St. Noldfirehousewiggins.org

Exhibits include historical artifacts about the city of Wiggins and Stone County. Local life is captured in photographs, news clippings and other memorabilia. Wed – Thu, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. By appointment.

Telling Trees Murals

Murals tell stories of people, of places and of time. They tell tales of Stone County and celebrate history through the arts. Stone County is the “Mural County of Mississippi.” Drive-by.

Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail

DeSoto National Forest, Hwy. 49 at McHenry

The 23-mile hiking trail traverses longleaf pine- covered ridges, pitcher plant savannas and flooded tupelo/bald cypress swamps. Remains of the railroad built by Irish immigrants in the 1900s can be seen.