Couple having a picnic on the Bluff

Couple having a picnic on the Bluff; credit Visit Natchez

Natchez General Attractions

Natchez is home to a number of general attractions to explore, yet be socially distant.

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel
If your crew likes to play the tables and watch sports with the added excitement of money on the line, Magnolia Bluffs Casino is your local sport. In addition to your favorite table and card games, the casino boasts the best Sportsbook in Mississippi.
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Bluff Park
Resting high on the bluff overlooking the river, this park provides the best view of the Mississippi River and is excellent for taking a tranquil walk before your Natchez getaway comes to an end. Historic walking trails are marked for visitors to discover the museum of streets and uncover compelling stories from long ago.

African American Museum of History & Culture
The venue contains exhibits from several Natchez related African American historic sites, influential citizens, and events. Other exhibits within the museum include The Rhythm Nightclub fire, considered one of America’s most deadly nightclub fires; Forks of the Road, which was the second-largest slave market in the South; and some of the literary works of critically acclaimed author Richard Wright, a Natchez native. Adding the African American Museum of History and Culture to your trip itinerary will provide you with a look at another dimension of Natchez history that you won’t get anywhere else.

Natchez National Historical Park
Want to get some virtual history lessons on your trip? Add this park to your itinerary. The William Johnson House is the home of William Johnson, an African American freed from slavery in 1820 at the age of 11 and became a respected businessman before his murder in 1851. Johnson’s diary was published in 1951, providing unique and detailed insight into African American life in the 19th century, and the National Park Service opened his house as a museum in 2005. Grand Village of the Natchez Indians has ample space to socially distance. Today’s visitors can enjoy the museum and take a walking trail through the 128-acre park to view three ceremonial mounds. Two have been excavated and rebuilt to their original size allowing a glimpse into the lives of the Native Americans of 1730. The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is now offering a completely virtual experience with Timelooper that transports you back in time. They also offer self-guided tours with new interpretive signs throughout the village. The park is free to visit.

ArtsNatchez Gallery
Finding local pieces of art to display throughout your home or business? Art lovers can find eye-catching artwork by regional artists downtown on Main Street. The gallery features Natchez artists known for their diverse work and unique outlook on Natchez community life.

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