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Overview


Mississippi is located in the Southern United States. Jackson is the state capital and largest city. The name of the state derives from the Mississippi River, which flows along its western boundary, whose name comes from the Ojibwe word misi-ziibi ("Great River"). Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and the 31st most populous of the 50 United States. The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta area, which was cleared for cotton cultivation in the 19th century. 
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Quick Facts

Major Airports

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT)
Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR)
Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN)
Meridian Regional Airport (MEI)
Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP)

Peak Travel Time
The best time to visit is from November to April, when room rates are cheaper and the weather cools off. The peak tourist season -- May to mid-August -- sees highs in just about everything from average temperatures and humidity levels to hotel rates and crowds.

Time Zone
Central Time Zone

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Mississippi Gulf Coast with Kids - Itinerary
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Gold Strike Casino Resort

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My family was invited to spend a night at Gold Strike Casino to experience a Cirque show that was playing in the theater there. The show was a lot of...
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Where's the best place to stay in Vicksburg (w/4 kids)?

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