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Corinth DepotSense of place is a term that might have been coined for the Mississippi Hills, where the coin of the realm is not just sense of place but also of possibility.   For the spectacularly varied possibilities of Hills attractions are pleasurable proof that the only thing that is predictable about the Mississippi Hills is its unpredictability.  This is a place, after all, where a king was born in a one-room dwelling, where a gingerbread house led to a streetcar named desire, where the voiceless were born to howl and where a Forrest put an army up a tree.  Time after time, in place after place, the impossible gave way to what now seems inevitable.  And that, inevitably, makes for delightfully engaging and exciting attractions.

Come to the Hills for inspiration: At Rowan Oak, where William Faulkner shored up his antebellum home and hammered out his masterpieces; at the John Grisham room where the world’s best selling thriller writer offers up a paper chase of personal documents; at Rust College, where the nation’s second African American college rose up on the site of a former slave market; at Mississippi University for Women, where the fairer sex took the lead at the nation’s first state-supported college for women.

The Birthplace of Elvis Presley, the tiny one-room wonder that packs a big emotional wallop, is a prime example that Hills attractions come in all sizes, from itsy bitsy bonsai trees of Brussells Bonsai to the massive mansions of Waverly and the Walters Place.

Hills attractions are about history and character — like that forged in the conflict at the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads and explored in depth at the Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth and at the headquarters of the Natchez Trace Parkway.  There’s the historically inspired architectural character of Starkville’s Cotton District, and the architectural character transformed by history in the now iconic Lyceum Building at the Ole Miss campus.

For a great time, the brilliant attractions of the Mississippi Hills are a perfect place to light.  Why not light out today?
 

Aberdeen Architectural Driving Tour

Exterior glimpse at over 50 historic homes. Brochure and tour of homes arranged at the Aberdeen Visitors Bureau.
204 East Commerce St.
Aberdeen, MS 39730
Phone: 662.369.9440
Fax: 662.369.3436
Toll-Free: 800.634.3538
www.aberdeenms.org
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
 

African-American Heritage Driving Tour

Tour takes you on a journey of significant African-American landmarks such as Sandfield Cemetery, Catfish Alley, and Union Academy. Brochure available at the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center.
300 Main St.
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662.329.1191
Fax: 662.329.8969
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Yes
 

American Contract Bridge League Museum

Located inside the American Contract Bridge League’s headquarters, this state-of-the-art, interactive museum is home to the world’s largest collection of bridge memorabilia, trophies, videos and other artifacts related to the game of bridge. The museum also contains the ACBL Hall of Fame as well as the Albert H. Morehead Memorial Library.

Free Admission.
6575 Windchase Blvd.
(662) 253-3100
Open M-F 10am-3pm
www.acbl.org

 

American-Indian Artifacts Museum

The American Indian Artifacts Museum holds Native American artifacts dating back to hundreds and even thousands of years ago. The owners began collecting artifacts about 30-40 years ago. Many of the artifacts were given to the museum by local Indian tribal members. The museum is open for tour appointment.
179 State Line Rd.
Columbus, MS 39702
Phone: 662.251.1125
Toll-Free: 800.327.2686
Admission: Free
 

Amory Regional Museum

Amory Regional Museum
This museum is now housed in the town's first hospital, built in 1916. In 1976 it became Amory's bicentennial project and was converted to a museum.
801 South 3rd St.
Amory, MS 38821
Phone: 662.256.2761
www.amoryms.us
Hours: Tue-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m
Admission: Free
 

Amzi Love

c. 1848. Greek and Gothic Revival home with some original furnishings. Home to eight generations of descendants of Amzi Love and his wife, Edith Wallace.
305 7th St. South
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.329.1191
Toll-Free: 800.327.2689
www.columbus-ms.org
Hours: Tue & Thurs 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $7.50 per person
 

Anderson’s Pottery

Most of Jim Anderson’s handmade stoneware pottery is thrown on a potter's wheel. No "ram press" or "slip cast" methods are used. Because each piece is handmade there will be variations in the sizes of the items and the finish of the glaze which attributes to both the beauty and the curse of handmade pottery. He uses the best quality stoneware clay available and mixes his glazes by hand. His pottery is dishwasher safe, nontoxic, oven proof, and can be used in the microwave.
Anderson’s Pottery
2701 Scott Rd.
Hernando, MS 38632
662-429-7922
Call for appointment
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ARTS in the Alley

Free outdoor Art Gallery, located in the alley between the Chamber of Commerce and CLM Insurance. This is sponsored by the Olive Branch Arts Council and Olive Branch Old Towne Main Street.
Olive Branch Old Towne, Pigeon Roost Road
901-619-0261 or 662-404-2787
Open year round

 

Aspen Bay Candle Factory

A tour of this factory allows you to view how candles are hand-poured.
1010 Lynn Ln.
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662.323.0929
Admission: Free
 
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