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  • Gold Finger Points To Heaven

    Gold Finger Points To Heaven

    Port Gibson, Mississippi

    Larger than life, gilded in gold, atop the towering steeple of a Presbyterian church.

  • Big Walk-In Gator Mouth

    Big Walk-In Gator Mouth

    Biloxi, Mississippi

    This giant gator has been swallowing gift shop tourists since 2009.

  • Grave of the Confederate Camel

    Grave of the Confederate Camel

    Vicksburg, Mississippi

    "Old Douglas" was killed by a Yankee sharpshooter during the siege of Vicksburg. His Confederate pals ate him.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • 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.

  • 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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