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road trip for touring civil war, local music, jewish history

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Leaving on a road trip for 2 weeks.Looking for places to visit south of Washington more to the deep south. We have to end in Atlanta. We like civil war important sights, country music, jewish history, local festivals end of October, local color and customs.

Hope you can help for this last minute trip. We are starting on October 22.

Thanks babo

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1. Re: road trip for touring civil war, local music, jewish history

Here's a link to MS Blue's Trail. Click on calender.

http://www.msbluestrail.org/index.aspx

Here's a link to visiting the Delta. Vicksburg is a historic city. Visit the National Military Park there. Have lunch at Walnut Hills or Rusty's Riverfront Grill.

http://www.visitthedelta.com/

Shiloah is a good place to visit for Civil War History. It's E of Memphis and N of Tupelo, MS. Good luck.

http://www.nps.gov/shil/index.htm

Spend the night at Pickwick Landing State Park Lodge just S of Shiloah.

www.tn.gov/environment/parks/PickwickLanding/

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2. Re: road trip for touring civil war, local music, jewish history

Dear Axle,

Thanks for these web sites. They are terrific.

If there is anything that is a 'don't miss' please let me know.

thak you,

babo

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3. Re: road trip for touring civil war, local music, jewish history

Great ideas axle. I posted some of the same suggestions on the Georgia forum.

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4. Re: road trip for touring civil war, local music, jewish history

Thanks Peach Belle............Babo............you should visit the Delta for blues and good food. You can find a lot of info from the Visit the Delta link. Spend a few nights in Memphis downtown and visit Beale Street for good food and blues. Head S on 61 to Clarksdale. The Shack Up Inn is an old farm headquarters that's now a place to stay. Greenwood and Greenville are two towns that are nice to visit. You must stop in VB also. Natchez is one of the great towns of MS.

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If you have time stop by Greenwood, MS where you will find some outstanding casual local dining at Lusco's, Crystal Grill and Giardinia's. Giardinia's is in The Alluvian Hotel which is a 4 * hotel owned by Viking Range. The Crystal has good plate lunches, seafood and steaks. Giardinia's and Lusco's both have outstanding seafood and steaks. Lusco's is old style in a fairly rough neighborhood but safe with lots of history and famous names that have been there. Everyone dines in a booth with a curtain same as Giardinia's. Spend the night at The Alluvian and dine at Giardinia's or Lusco's for dinner.

Alluvian Hotel @ 318 Howard Street, Greenwood, MS 662 - 451 - 1500.

http://www.thealluvian.com/

Crystal Grill @ 423 Carrollton Ave.,Greenwood, MS 662 - 453 - 6530.

Giardinia's @ 314 Howard St., Greenwood, MS 662 - 455 - 4227.

http://www.thealluvian.com/restaurants.html

Lusco's @ 722 Carrollton Ave., Greenwood, MS 662 - 453 - 5365.

Stop in Greenville, MS if you have time for dinner at Doe's Eat Place. Greenville, MS is W of Greenwood, MS on Highway 82. Doe's Eat Place is not to be missed. You enter the restaurant through the kitchen where you can watch the steaks being prepared. In the center of the main dining room there are stoves at which the fries are made and salads are prepared there as well. In most cases, one steak there easily feeds two.

Doe's Eat Place @ 502 Nelson Street, Greenville, MS 662 - 334 - 3315.

http://www.doeseatplace.com/

You can head S on Highway 49 to Yazoo City and take Highway 3 to Vicksburg, MS. If you are in Greenville, MS you can go S on Highway 61 to Vicksburg, MS.

In Vicksburg you could tour the old antebellum homes and the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Have lunch/dinner @ Rusty's River Front Grill @ 901 South Washington St., Vicksburg, MS 601 - 638 -2030.

or @ Walnut Hills @ 1214 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 601 - 638 - 4910‎ for southern cooking.

Stop in Greenville, MS if you have time for dinner at Doe's Eat Place @ 502 Nelson Street

Greenville, MS 662 - 334 - 3315.

http://www.doeseatplace.com/

Rosswood is a great B&B between Vicksburg and Natchez. Be sure and stop at Old Country Store in Lorman for an outstanding country lunch.

Rosswood Plantation @ 2513 Red Lick Road, Lorman, MS 601 - 437 - 4215.

http://www.rosswood.net/

Old Country Store @ 18801 Hwy 61, Lorman, MS 601 - 437 - 3661.

I would definitely stop in Natchez and spend a day touring the plantation homes there. Monmouth is an oustanding place for the night. The dining room there is superb. I would also check out The Carriage House Restaurant at Stanton Hall for a wonderful lunch.

http://www.stantonhall.com/

http://www.monmouthplantation.com/

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