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AUG 2018

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2 0 1 8 / 2 0 1 9 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 63 Civil War Sites Groups can explore the Vicksburg National Military Park, encom- passing 1,800 acres of earth- works, cannons and monuments, and view the film "The Vanishing Glory" as an introduction to the siege and fall of Vicksburg, a critical Civil War Union victory. Also displayed at the park is the USS Cairo, a Union ironclad gun- boat sunk by the Confederacy and raised after more than a century underwater. Natchez Under the Hill Groups can get a taste of some authentic Mississippi heritage by spending the evening explor- ing Natchez Under-the-Hill, an area that was once a haven for riverboat gamblers, thieves and ladies of the evening. This part of Natchez is now a colorful area of shops, restaurants and 24-hour casino gaming. Also home to more than 500 antebellum homes, churches and public build- ings, Natchez showcases more than a dozen of the palatial mansions built prior to the Civil War. Unique Cuisine Few things are as uniquely Mississippi as Comeback Sauce. It originated in Jackson and is a mayonnaise base with other ingre- dients added to make it "garlicky, pink and zesty." It's served with everything from fries to salads. At Walker's Drive-In in Jackson, the portobello fries come with spicy horseradish comeback dressing. At Delta Bistro in Greenwood, the sauce is slathered on Reuben sand- wiches, offered as a dressing for salads and served with crab cakes on a bed of mixed greens and fried green tomatoes. Delta Blues There is no rock 'n' roll without blues and, myth or not, all roads lead back to the Mississippi Delta. Groups can experience this unique heritage along the Mississippi Blues Trail, with more than 150 sites scattered across the state that offer unique looks into the history of blues. n City Map Location Page Batesville ............................................. C2 ................................ 64 Choctaw................................................ D4 ................................ 64 Greenwood ........................................... B3 ................................ 64 Hattiesburg ........................................... D6 ................................ 64 Meridian ................................................ D4 ................................ 65 Mississippi Gulf Coast Bay St. Louis .................................... C7 ................................ 65 Biloxi ................................................. D7 ................................ 65 Ocean Springs ................................. D7 ................................ 65 Natchez ............................................... A6 ................................ 66 Oxford ................................................... C2 ................................ 66 Southhaven .......................................... C1 ................................ 66 Tunica County ..................................... B1 ................................ 66 Tupelo................................................... E2 ................................ 67 Vicksburg .............................................. B4 ................................ 67 Yazoo City ........................................... C4 ................................ 67 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 A B C D E Mississippi Music, Gaming & Literary Landmarks Visitors to Mississippi are sure to find real Southern experiences. Music lovers can experience the backdrop that gave birth to the blues, country music and Elvis Presley. History buffs can take in real- life conversations with hoop-skirted ladies in palatial antebellum mansions and witness stirring re-enactments staged upon hallowed Civil War sites. And, because no Southern experience would be com- plete without food, delicacies abound. If that's not enough, groups can explore literary landmarks, beautiful beaches and scenic routes such as the famed Natchez Trace. Plus, there's ample excitement for gaming enthusiasts in Biloxi, Tunica and at many other of the state's casino resorts. Vicksburg National Military Park Natchez Trace Parkway

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