Need some retail therapy? Vicksburg has plenty of options to choose from. If it’s big brands you’re after, the Vicksburg Mall, Outlets at Vicksburg and Plaza at Vicksburg are all places you’ll want to put on your shopping list. If you’re looking for something with more of a local flavor, Downtown Vicksburg’s shops and boutiques have a great selection of clothing, antiques and souvenirs. You probably won’t be leaving empty handed!
Outside of Sports Force Parks, the local area has lots of attractions to keep you and your family entertained between games. If you enjoy museums, you’ll want to visit the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, which explains the origins of Coca-Cola and the family who first bottled it in Vicksburg in 1894, and the Vicksburg Military Park. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the many galleries and murals throughout the city, showcasing everything from modern art to historic sculptures. If you’re into architecture, be sure to save time to tour one of the 12 historic homes in Vicksburg dating from the late 1700’s.
If you’re looking feeling lucky, why not head to one of Vicksburg’s four casinos? Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, each of the casinos has hundreds of slot machines and plenty of other games including roulette and craps. If all that gaming has worked up your appetite, the casinos have lots of different restaurants to choose from including buffets and Southern fare.
From big chains to small eateries, you won’t go hungry while out and about in Vicksburg. With both upscale and casual options, local restaurant offerings include authentic Southern cuisine, fresh seafood and plenty of river views. Whether you want a relaxing dinner or a quick bite after a long day of play, Vicksburg’s restaurant scene has something for everyone! For a full list of dining options, click here.
If you’re looking to take in some of Vicksburg’s wildlife and other natural highlights, there are a number of parks and recreation areas to enjoy. Fishing, boating and birding can all be done within a short drive from Vicksburg, and canoes and kayaks are available for rent. The Mississippi River Trail, which goes right through downtown Vicksburg, is great for cycling; bring your own bike or rent one from Battlefield Bicycle. Vicksburg’s picturesque parks are ideal for walking, picnicking, or just relaxing!
Two of the most iconic landmarks in Vicksburg are the dual bridges spanning the Mississippi River and crossing the border into Louisiana. The Old Vicksburg Bridge was built in 1930 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Vicksburg Bridge was constructed parallel to the existing bridge in 1973 and today handles all vehicle traffic, while the Old Vicksburg Bridge exclusively supports rail traffic.