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Hard to Imagine Finding More Southern Hospitality

We got a wonderful welcome here! Located just off I-20, this center on a bluff overlooks the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
Great Welcome Center!

My kids loved this welcome center! They enjoyed the different rooms that were decorated during the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria O
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4210 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39180-5290
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got a wonderful welcome here! Located just off I-20, this center on a bluff overlooks the mud-brown Mississippi River to the west. It also overlooks the 4-lane Vicksburg Bridge and the parallel 2-lane Old Vicksburg Bridge. It had engaging and educational displays about state...More

Thank mainemountainbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids loved this welcome center! They enjoyed the different rooms that were decorated during the 1800s and I enjoyed the view of the bridges and the cool air.

Thank Victoria O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do before heading out of MS! The views of the River are breathtaking! Such a nice spot to take a break, use the restroom, and just enjoy a bit of history. I highly recommend this visitor center!

Thank WhiteRose4410
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Appears to be a very nice Welcome Center, nicely maintained exterior & beautiful view of the river and Vicksburg bridges. Unfortunately despite arriving an hour before the posted closing time, we were treated with a locked door & sign scrawled on paper saying “Center is...More

1  Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This welcome center is beautiful, clean and well landscaped with a beautiful building and museum like exhibits on the inside to go along with all the travel brochures and maps. The staff was very nice and asked me if I wanted coffee and helped me...More

1  Thank DPenn_11
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Great place to start a weekend getaway. Very clean and well organized, welcome center. Staff are very friendly and quite knowledgeable, in the history of Vicksburg...

2  Thank jasinoak
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The staff at this welcome center was polite and informative and made suggestions based on the amount of time you would be spending in that area of Mississippi

1  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 29 March 2018

You can overlook the Mississippi River along with the interstate bridge and railroad bridge. A great place to get information! The employees are very nice and helpful. There is usually someone from the area there to talk to you too. We've met an employee of...More

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Very friendly and helpful attendants. Clean restrooms. Came back several times to set on the back porch and watch the river. Very nice.

Thank sunni014
Reviewed 19 March 2018

My wife and I were very impressed with this center. It has a very impressive view of the Mississippi River. The staff was very friendly and answered our questions with excellent knowledge of the area.

Thank chesterjones55
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