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Top Rated Free Things to Do in Mississippi, According to Tripadvisor

Top Rated Free Things to Do in Mississippi, According to Tripadvisor

It’s incredibly expensive to be an American. While workers in the United States have seen an 80% wage increase over the past 50 years, those gains haven’t kept up with the ever-rising cost of living, according to a 2024 report from Consumer Affairs. Between 1970 and 2022, the national consumer price index rose more than 500%, while wages only rose 80%.

That imbalance puts enormous pressure on the average American. The number of high-cost households in the U.S. reached an 11-year high in 2022, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. In June 2024, Redfin reported that the median sales price of a home in the US reached an all-time high of $394,000.

It’s no wonder that saving money, paying off debts and mortgages, and paying off fixed costs are becoming more important than vacations. But not everything that’s fun has to come at a high price. There’s even a list of completely free things to do in Mississippi.

Think about the most common items on a vacation itinerary: sightseeing, sightseeing, or taking a nature walk. Or maybe you just want to relax and want some peace and quiet. Whether you’re a history buff or like to dip your toes in cold water, you can find all this and more without swiping your credit card or crossing state lines.

To help you find your next free activity, Stacker has compiled a list of the top-rated free activities in Mississippi based on data from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor ranks places using a combination of metrics, including overall ratings, reviews, and number of page views. As a result, an activity with an overall rating of 5 out of 5 may score lower than an activity with a 4 out of 5. Data is as of June 12, 2024.

Read on and start planning a weekend of free fun near you!

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#30. Vicksburg riverside murals

– Rating: 4.5/5 (544 reviews)
– Address: Washington St. Vicksburg, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#29. Mississippi State University

– Rating: 5/5 (182 reviews)
– Address: 108 Allen Hall Starkville, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#28. Natchez Brewery

– Rating: 5/5 (98 ratings)
– Address: 207 High St. Natchez, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#27. Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

– Rating: 5/5 (95 ratings)
– Address: Building 850, Forrest Ave. Hattiesburg, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#26. Boomtown Casino Biloxi

– Rating: 3.5/5 (753 reviews)
– Address: 676 Bayview Ave. Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

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#25. First Presbyterian Church

– Rating: 5/5 (140 reviews)
– Address: 117 South Pearl St. Natchez, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#24. Biloxi Bay Bridge

– Rating: 4.5/5 (230 reviews)
– Address: US Route 90 Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#23. Island view casino

– Rating: 4/5 (676 reviews)
– Address: 3300 West Beach Blvd. Gulfport, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#22. Old Capitol Museum

– Rating: 4.5/5 (220 reviews)
– Address: 100 South State St. Jackson, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#21. Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center

– Rating: 4.5/5 (291 reviews)
– Address: 910 Washington St. Vicksburg, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

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#20. Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel

– Rating: 3.5/5 (530 reviews)
– Address: 1980 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#19. New Palace Casino Point Cadet

– Rating: 4.5/5 (458 reviews)
– Address: 158 Howard Ave. Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#18. Gold Strike Casino

– Rating: 4/5 (815 reviews)
– Address: 1010 Casino Center Drive Tunica, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#17. Bluff Park

– Rating: 4.5/5 (245 reviews)
– Address: 101 South Broadway St. Natchez, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#16. Lauren Rogers Art Museum

– Rating: 5/5 (151 reviews)
– Address: 565 North 5th Ave. Laurel, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

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#15. Windsor Ruins

– Rating: 4.5/5 (303 reviews)
– Address: 15095 Rodney Road Port Gibson, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#14. Gulf Islands National Coastal Area

– Rating: 4.5/5 (343 reviews)
– Address: 3500 Park Road Ocean Springs, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#13. University of Mississippi

– Rating: 4.5/5 (357 reviews)
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#12. Natchez Visitor Center

– Rating: 4.5/5 (849 reviews)
– Address: 640 South Canal St. Natchez, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#11. Biloxi Lighthouse

– Rating: 4/5 (519 reviews)
– Address: 1050 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

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#10. The Mississippi State Capitol

– Rating: 4.5/5 (273 reviews)
– Address: 400 High St. Jackson, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#9. Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

– Rating: 4.5/5 (343 reviews)
– Address: 501 West Linden St. Corinth, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#8. Biloxi Beach

– Rating: 4/5 (1,158 reviews)
– Address: 1027-1031 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#7. Historic Natchez Cemetery

– Rating: 4.5/5 (543 reviews)
– Address: Cemetery Road Natchez, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#6. St. Mary’s Basilica

– Rating: 5/5 (486 reviews)
– Address: 105 South Union St. Natchez, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

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#5. Hardrock Casino Biloxi

– Rating: 4/5 (1,872 reviews)
– Address: 777 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#4. Biloxi Visitors Center

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,380 reviews)
– Address: 1050 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#3. Beau Rivage Casino

– Rating: 4.5/5 (2,489 reviews)
– Address: 875 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#2. Natchez Trace Parkway

– Rating: 4.5/5 (1,781 reviews)
– Address: Natchez Trace Parkway Tupelo, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#1. Horseshoe Casino

– Rating: 4/5 (12,137 reviews)
– Address: 1021 Casino Center Drive Tunica, Mississippi
– Read more on Tripadvisor

This story features data reporting by Karim Noorani, written by Zuri White-Gibson, and is part of a series using data automation in 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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