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La música ocupa un lugar importante en el legado del estado, ya sea el blues, el rock 'n' roll o el country. El Mississippi Blues Trail reconoce a los pioneros del blues, incluidos Albert King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke y B.B. King. En el Country Music Trail, puedes encontrar nombres de artistas destacados en aproximadamente 30 marcadores, incluidos Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Faith Hill y Tammy Wynette. Obtén más información sobre Jimmie Rogers, conocido como el "Padre del country", en un museo en Meridian, donde nació.

Casi todo el mundo conoce a Elvis Presley, el eterno "Rey del rock 'n' roll". El lugar de nacimiento y hogar de infancia de la leyenda aún sigue en pie en Tupelo. Párate junto a una estatua de tamaño real de cuando Elvis tenía 13 años de edad y entra a la iglesia donde comenzó su idilio con la música góspel sureña.

También está el Freedom Trail, compuesto por otro conjunto de marcadores, que conmemora el trabajo de hombres y mujeres en Mississippi durante el movimiento por los derechos civiles en las décadas de 1950 y 1960. A modo de reconocimiento para esa época de la historia, está planificada la apertura del Mississippi Civil Rights Museum en Jackson, la capital del estado, para el 2017.

Hazte el tiempo para explorar varios parques nacionales y estatales que ofrecen oportunidades para jugar al aire libre o buscar más actividades culturales en los museos y las galerías de arte. Reserva una habitación en un pintoresco hotel que ofrece alojamiento y desayuno, o disfruta la lujosa costa en un complejo turístico en el Golfo de México… y no olvides seguir el compás.

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Walter Payton statue in Mississippi
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In 1986, National Football League player and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton from Columbia, Mississippi, became the first American football player to appear on the front of a Wheaties cereal box.

Coca-Cola memorabilia inside the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum
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In 1894, at Biedenharn’s Candy Store in Vicksburg, Joseph Biedenharn bottled Coca-Cola for the first time anywhere in the world.

Aerial view of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson
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The world's first human lung transplant was performed in 1963 at Jackson’s University of Mississippi Medical Center, followed a year later by the first heart transplant.

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The house where singer Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo

Elvis Presley Birthplace

The modest two-room house in Tupelo where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was born was built for $180 by his father. It is part of the six-hectare Elvis Presley Birthplace, which includes a park, statue, church and museum.

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The GRAMMY Museum® Misssissippi in Cleveland celebrates the past, present and future of music

GRAMMY Museum® Misssissippi

In a state known as the “birthplace of America's music,” the interactive experience in Cleveland explores the past, present and future of music and celebrates the creativity and technology of the recording process.

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The Greyhound bus station in Jackson, an important site in the civil rights struggle of the 1960s

Mississippi Freedom Trail

Markers around the state highlight people and places with pivotal roles in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and ’60s. Among the sites are Medgar Evers’ home (established as a U.S. monument in March 2019), Fannie Lou Hamer’s grave, a Greyhound bus station and the Mississippi State Capitol.

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 A woman admires a mural at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

The Ocean Springs museum celebrates Walter Inglis Anderson, whose work highlighted the region’s plants, animals and people. Included in the watercolors, drawings, oils, block prints, ceramics and carvings are works by his two brothers.

The 1840s Rowan Oak in Oxford, also known as William Faulkner House, where the famous author once lived

Rowan Oak

In 1930, Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner bought the 1840s Greek Revival house and lived there until he died in 1962. Tour the National Historic Landmark in Oxford and see where he wrote several books.

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The Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor Center on Highway 61, the “blues highway,” in Tunica

Mississippi Blues Trail

Throughout the state, nearly 200 trail markers tell stories of famous blues artists and significant sites. Find them in cotton fields, train depots, cemeteries, clubs and churches, and see how people, places and culture influenced music.

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The memorial to Illinois state soldiers who died in the Civil War, at Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park

Visit battlefields, 1,325 monuments, 32 kilometers of trenches and an antebellum home, and learn how the Union gained control over the Mississippi River after a three-month campaign in 1863 during the American Civil War.

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Nature Trail at Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi

Tishomingo State Park

Go rock climbing, canoe in Bear Lake, walk a wildflower-bordered trail, fish in the 18-hectare Haynes Lake and stay in a cabin in a wooded bluff area at Tishomingo State Park in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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The historic Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway

In Natchez, find the start of the 715-kilometer historic and scenic trail that continues to Nashville, Tennessee. Drive, hike, bike, horseback ride and camp along the way through rolling hills, farmland, thick forests and cypress swamps.

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The Old Capitol Building museum in Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi State Capitol and Old Capitol Museum

Guide yourself, or join a tour, at the Beaux Arts-style state capitol building and grounds in Jackson. A couple of blocks away, understand how it all began in 1839 at the Old Capitol Museum.

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Hot air balloon over Asheville, North Carolina
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