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Address: 4210 Washington St, Vicksburg, MS 39180-5290
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+1 601-638-4269
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For a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and the bridges connecting with Louisiana, take a few minutes to stop along your journey. They provide excellent information as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tara K
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Cleburne, Texas
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Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the views of river and bridge from there. Inside is decorated with vintage furniture and a wonderful visitor guide answered all our questions and gave us excellent points to visit

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Cleburne, Texas
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and the bridges connecting with Louisiana, take a few minutes to stop along your journey. They provide excellent information as well as historical displays about Vicksburg and beyond. A hidden gem!

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Thank Tara K
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Just in the north side of I-20 is the welcome center. Great place for a photo stop, picnic or get a good view of the mighty Mississippi River. Clean bathrooms and an interesting history inside. Very nice place to stretch your legs and get a good photo with the kids of the welcome to Mississippi sign.

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Joplin, Missouri
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133 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I wish we'd had longer to visit Vicksburg! The welcome center was like an invitation to learn more. After looking at some of the displays and reading various plaques, my husband and I stood there, imagining the Civil War seige that took place there. We both thought we would like to go back there and learn more on a future... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The views of the Mississippi, barges and bridges from the Welcome Center are terrific. It was one of the better Centers we stopped at on our four week road trip for tourist information, etc. There are also cannons on the nearby hill that you can climb up to. All in all a great stop.

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Thank worldtravella
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My family was quite surprised at how beautiful the scenery was from this Welcome Center. It sits on a hill overlooking 1 beautiful bridges with great views of the Mississippi River. You can walk to a casino from the welcome center. There is also a small military park if you walk up the "walkway bridge" to it. Just terrific views... More 

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Garland, Texas
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155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you are looking for a good place to snap photos of the Mighty Mississippi, stop here. The view is wonderful and the people working there are friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank TrailingR0se
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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165 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stop in here! Great view of the two bridges over the Mississippi River. There's a hill across the parking lot with great views of the river as well.

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1 Thank D L
Picayune, Mississippi
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday hoping to find information out about outings we were interested in. We were given more information than expected while enjoying the grounds & overlooking MS River, bridges & R/R tracks.

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Springfield, Illinois
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107 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Glad we made this our first stop in Vicksburg. They have tons of helpful information about the entire area and are quick to help you out.

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