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Cheap flights to Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the 50 United States of America, located in the American South. It occupies a total area of 125,443 km2, with a population of about three million people. About 175,000 of the inhabitants are situated in Jackson, the state capital and largest city.

What to see & do

Jackson Zoo - The Jackson Zoo houses an animal collection with almost 800 individual animals representing over 120 species from around the world. The zoo is situated within the historic Livingston Park in Jackson. The 0.45km2 park is divided into specific areas, namely: the African Rainforest, African Savannah, Froggy Botom, Wilderness Mississippi, Jewels of South America Aviary, the Discovery Zoo, and others. It welcomes about 200,000 visitors annually, not only from Mississippi, but also from the surrounding states.

Tupelo Automobile Museum - The Tupelo Automobile Museum in Tupelo features over a hundred cars dating back to 1886. The automobiles on display are organized in chronological order in order to depict the history of automotive design and innovation.

Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum - Elvis Presley Birthplace is a tourist attraction and historic museum in Tupelo. It contains a museum, a chapel, the Assembly of God Church where the Presley family worshipped, and the actual birthplace home of Elvis Presley. It also includes a gift shop, beautiful fountains, and stones with quotes from the King of Rock and Roll's family and friends.

Mississippi Petrified Forest - The Mississippi Petrified Forest near the town of Flora is a privately owned petrified forest open for public visits. It is the only petrified forest in the country, and was declared a National Natural Landmark on October 1965.

How to get around within Mississippi

Because the public transportation system in the area is not very well-developed, the most convenient way of travelling the state is by car. In most cases, it is the only way to get around Mississippi, so renting a car is a definite must for tourists who don't want to have a hard time of getting around. Most reputable car rental companies have offices or booths at the airports, but making reservations in advance is advised. The legal driving age in Mississippi is 15 years old on a learners permit, 16 years old on a restricted license, and 16 years and 6 months old on an unrestricted license.

The only public transportation available in Mississippi is bus and train service. Travelling by bus within the state is quite infrequent, inconvenient, and uncomfortable. You can use the Amtrak for going to or from the centre of the state, the southeastern corner of the state, and along the Gulf Coast. While train service is slow, it can be an interesting way to get around if you're not in a hurry.

How to get there

There are two airports in Mississippi with the status of international airport: the Jackson–Evers International Airport in Jackson and Gulfport–Biloxi International Airport in Gulfport. The Jackson Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, United Express, and US Airways Express, receiving flights from Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Charlotte, and Washington. Gulfport Airport is served by the same airlines, with the addition of Sun Country Airlines, and operates flights between Gulfport and Dallas, Atlanta, St. Petersburg, Houston, and Charlotte. Actual international flights arrive at the major airports in Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, and Washington. From there, travellers can get a connecting flight to Mississippi.

Flights to Mississippi

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