2015 Mississippi Tour Guide

The 2015 Official Mississippi Tour Guide is Here! Entertainment Lodging Dining Shopping Sites Attractions Spas & Salons To request your FREE copy of the 2015 Mississippi Tour Guide click here. You can also order free maps and other helpful travel materials.

Get On Up – The James Brown Story

Exclusive Screening of Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s Get on Up was Held Sunday, July 27, at Grandview Cinema in Madison, Miss.  Jackson, Miss. (July 2, 2014) – On Sunday, July 27, Universal Pictures held an exclusive red carpet screening of the James Brown biopic Get on Up at Grandview Cinema in Madison. Mississippi native and Get on … Continued

Mississippi Bicentennial

  On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. In 2017 the state will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood with a reflection on Mississippi’s history and culture. Through regional bicentennial celebrations and coordinated local events, Mississippi will spend … Continued

Cleveland Gallery to Host Photo Exhibit “Eudora Welty: 27 Portraits”

The Wiljax Gallery for Southern Photography has finalized plans with the Eudora Welty Foundation to host an exhibit of Welty’s photographs from the 1930’s and 40’s.  The show will run from Thursday, September 12 until Friday, October 25.  An opening reception is planned for the 12th from 6-9PM.  It is free and open to the … Continued

Mississippi Tour Guide

There is even a Savings and Offers section so travelers can have your best deal right at their fingertips. Offers such as 2 for 1 at attractions, or free appetizer with dinner, 15 % off admission, credit to use in the gift shop. Just some… [read more]

Why We Exist

Tourism is economic development in its truest form. As the 4th largest private sector employer in Mississippi, our thriving industry accounts for over 84,000 direct jobs. Last year, 22 million people visited our state and spent $6.2 BILLION dollars. [read more]


MTA hosts two large annual events…our Governor’s Conference on Tourism in the Fall and MTA Spring Conference & Media Day in the Spring. We have various educational opportunities throughout the year in all regions of our state. Legislative Reception January 2017 Annual Spring Conference March 7-8, 2017 (tentative) MS Governor’s Conference on Tourism September 18-20, 2016 … Continued