Final 101 Mississippi Places To See Before You Die

The 101 Mississippi Places to See Before You Die list began quietly in December 2010 with a post asking MissPres readers to leave their suggestions. After the list grew to over 300 sites, we began to whittle it down using the only polling technology available to us, PollDaddy. Throughout 2011, we polled the various sites in each region of the state, and after some number crunching, we announced the following list on February 1, 2012. If you count them, the list actually contains 106 places, but we kept the 101 name because it’s more catchy. How many places have you seen? If less than 106, it’s time to get out and see the world, y’all!

Natchez District (view regional poll results):

Gulf Coast (view regional poll results):

Jackson (view regional poll results):

Oxford/Holly Springs area (view regional poll results)

Hills/Northeast (view regional poll results)

East and Central Mississippi (view regional poll results)

Vicksburg (view regional poll results)

Delta (view regional poll results)

Columbus area/Golden Triangle (view regional poll results)

Central (view regional poll results)

Piney Woods/South of Jackson (view regional poll results)

Here’s the list on a helpful map, for your driving pleasure:

To view all posts in the MissPres 101 List series, click here.

15 replies

  1. Climbing the big hill “Duck Hill Mountain” at Duck Hill should be on the list.


    • can I find more information about this J A Olson company and what’s the value of their mirrors today if you have one and find out what year it is or what year it was made I would like to know the value of mine


  2. Interesting cascading and drifting snow flakes … or is that a web virus?


  3. Amite County courthouse should be considered.


  4. I don’t understand why the most photographed landmark in Mississippi, the First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson did not make your list.


    • I wonder why the Deason House in Ellisville, MS didn’t. This is home of the Talahala Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. The Daughters have worked tirelessly to restore this home which is on the Historic Registry and it is a must see.


    • Port Gibson’s First Presbyterian Church made the initial voting list but got only 21 votes in comparison to 235 for Longwood (see Natchez poll results). The Deason House also gained entry to the voting list for the Piney Woods region but garnered only 2% of the vote. The voting was, of course, not scientific, and of course there are many more historic places to see around the state, but we had a goal of whittling down to 101 places, so we had to have some way to make our choices.


  5. Redbluff near Morgantown, ms


  6. Yes! Finally something about bass penny loafers.



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