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  • Mammy's Cupboard

    Mammy's Cupboard

    Natchez, Mississippi

    A luncheonette built inside a 28-foot tall black woman's capacious skirt.

  • Birthplace of Elvis

    Birthplace of Elvis

    Tupelo, Mississippi

    Visit the tiny two-room shack where the King was born -- then stroll the grounds to take in the statue, museum, and Elvis's first church.

  • Replica U-Boat, Golden Fisherman

    Replica U-Boat, Golden Fisherman

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    Unrelated tributes on the same lawn: the Golden Fisherman memorial and the U-166, used as a prop in the film "U-571."

  • Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

    Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    The museum collection, including crazy costumes, traces the 300-year history of Mardi Gras in Biloxi.

  • 35-Foot-High Rocking Chair

    35-Foot-High Rocking Chair

    Gulfport, Mississippi

    The World's Largest when it was built in 1995. Knocked off its rockers by Hurricane Katrina ten years later, but quickly restored.

  • Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

    Graves of the King and Queen of the Gypsies

    Meridian, Mississippi

    Long-dead Queen Kelly and King Emil's graves are easy to spot, festooned with colorful offerings.

  • The Windsor Ruins

    The Windsor Ruins

    Port Gibson, Mississippi

    Towering columns nearly lost in the woods, all that remain of the largest antebellum plantation house in Mississippi.

  • Touch the Hand of Elvis

    Touch the Hand of Elvis

    Tupelo, Mississippi

    Elvis fans can touch the hand of a bronze Elvis statue reaching down from its pedestal, just the way the real Elvis did when he was up on stage.

  • Abe and Jeff: Presidents and Equals

    Abe and Jeff: Presidents and Equals

    Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Statues of United States President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate States President Jefferson Davis turned to face each other as if having a chat.

  • Vicksburg National Military Park

    Vicksburg National Military Park

    Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Follow the 16-mile-long tour road to see over 1,000 monuments depicting dead generals and vermin-infested soldiers. Also the USS Cairo, a real Civil War ironclad.

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