Vicksburg Journals

Stoppin' in Vicksburg

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A travel journal to Vicksburg by lubmac

Vicksburg National Military Park Photo, Vicksburg, Mississippi More Photos
Quote: Vicksburg, a stop along the Mighty Mississippi in history and I-20 today, has manifold offerings for today's traveller. Whether you go for the history, the scenery, the casino action, or the shopping, Vicksburg has it in plenty.

Stoppin' in Vicksburg

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Overview

Vicksburg MS Photo, Vicksburg, Mississippi
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Vicksburg is chock full of history. The Vicksburg National Military Park is a testament to the endurance and courage of the men who fought with honor for both the North and South during the Civil War. The park shows how the battlelines were drawn in graphic red and blue signs and monuments, telling the tale of the siege. There are historic homes all over the area from exquisite antebellums to inns that have stood the test of time (sometimes with the help of a restoration crew). The area is gorgeous in the spring and summer with the blooming of the flowers and trees, especially the wonderful Magnolias. Right on the Mississippi, the riverboat casinos offer great slot and table action if you're looking f...Read More

Hampton Inn and Suites Vicksburg

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Hotel | "Hampton Inn Vicksburg"

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The Hampton Inn Vicksburg is a great location that is clean, comfortable and close to many area attractions. Almost adjacent to the Military Park, the Hampton sits on a hill next to the Holiday Inn. It has a great pool for the swimmers in the family, with a nice surrounding deck with tables and lounge chairs for those who want to soak up some sun. Nestled in the hillside like it is, the Hampton is shielded from highway noises so it is a peaceful setting. There are restaurants nearby, two which are reviewed in this journal, to satisfy your appitite, and the hotel is close to the outlet center. The rooms are mostly standard sized, but are nicely appointed with irons and ironing boards, data ports, and c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 9, 2001

Hampton Inn and Suites Vicksburg
3330 Clay Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
(601) 636-6100

Beechwood Restaurant and Lounge

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Restaurant

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At first glance, The Beechwood looks a little suspect. The building is old and a little beat looking, but the number of cars filling the lot told the tale we hoped. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was packed with hungry patrons, ordering up the vast array of seafood and charcoal-grilled steaks offered on the menu. We started with a fresh salad, complete with homemade croutons and a superb house vinigrette dressing. My main course, a combination of fish and shrimp, was out of this world. The shrimp were HUGE, all in a beer batter and fried golden. The fish was thick tender filets served with tartar sauce, a loaded baked potato, and fresh steamed veggies. Accompanied by fresh hush puppies and r...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 11, 2001

Beechwood Restaurant and Lounge
4451 Clay St
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183
(601) 636-3761

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Maxwell's is another restaurant that dosen't look like much on the outside, but is a very nice place. We had to wait a while to get a table, but it ended up being well worth it. The menu is extensive, with fine seafood dishes like oysters Rockefeller or Beinville and fresh-caught fish, tender veal, thick cut steaks, prime rib, and a variety of chicken entrees. I chose the Veal Oscar, which was wonderful. The veal medallions were fork-tender, topped with fresh asparagus, generous chunks of crab, and a light Bernaise sauce. Rice, steamed vegetables, and fresh baked rolls came with the meal, nicely rounding it out. There was a soup and salad bar with loads of options, but I opted for the Caesar salad ins...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2001

Maxwell's Restaurant
4207 Clay St.
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183
(601) 636-1344

Vicksburg National Military Park

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Attraction

Vicksburg National Military Park Photo, Vicksburg, Mississippi
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The Vicksburg campaign and siege was one of the major decisive battles of the War Between the States. The National Military Park both commemorates and memorializes the battle waged here and the valiant men on both sides who fought amid the trenches and emplacements. As you drive through the park, you are graphically shown the battle lines with blue and red signs along the way. The lines meet where skirmishes were fiercely fought, sometimes from earthworks and trenches, as the tense campaign progressed. There are monuments throughout the park, erected in memory of the troops from the 28 states that had men in action in Vicksburg. Also in the park is the USS Cairo, a Union 'city class' ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2001

Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183
(601) 636-0583

Biedenharn Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia

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Attraction

Biedenharn Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia Photo, Vicksburg, Mississippi
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The Biedenharn Museum is a restored 1890 building in which Coca-Cola was first bottled anywhere in the world in 1894. Two men from Vicksburg had the idea of being able to take the wonderful fountain drink home without losing the fizz and bought the exclusive bottling rights to Coca-Cola for one whole dollar. The museum has exhibits that tell the story of the original bottling process, right down to the metal mesh mask the bottler wore in case of exploding overfilled bottles. The remainder of the displays are volumes of Coca-Cola memorabilia from picture postcards and signage to collectibles and trinkets. It was amazing to look at the way Coke was promoted over the decades - from a health and vitality ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 15, 2001

Biedenharn Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
1107 Washington Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi