What are some popular things to do in Vicksburg, Mississippi?


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Popular attractions in Vicksburg, Mississippi, include specialty shops, museums, art galleries and restaurants according to the Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. Golf courses, spas and casinos offer visitors options appealing to a variety of interests.

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Vicksburg has a rich cultural and military past. The Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum and the Vicksburg National Military Park are only two of its many historical attractions. Tours of historic homes, cemeteries and businesses are also available.

Vicksburg restaurants cater to diverse tastes and include Big Bucks Barbecue, Asian Kitchen and Bella's Bakery and Cafe.

Art galleries and murals are part of the Vicksburg art scene. The Attic Gallery offers fine art, folk art and handmade pottery. Along with the HC Porter Gallery, the Attic hosts art shows, performances and events throughout the year.

The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals of Lafayette, Louisiana, the work of native Robert Dafford, illustrate the city's history on the Levee Street flood wall. The murals are part of a body of work spanning the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys from West Virginia to Louisiana.

For gaming fans, Vicksburg has a wealth of dockside casinos offering gambling, dining, hotel suites and many other amenities. Slots and table games are available at Riverwalk, Ameristar, Lady Luck and DiamondJacks Casinos.

Vicksburg is also home to two 18-hole golf courses, Clear Creek Golf Club and the Vicksburg Country Club.

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