Places are powerful reminders of the past, few more so than Jackson, Mississippi. Opportunities for Civil Rights education, illumination and enjoyment abound. Here, reenergizing the movement requires somber reflection, but also the celebration of endurance and the spirit of hope.
Few other places have as much potential to teach us about the movement as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. This state-of-the-art space – the only state-funded such museum in the nation – features eight distinct galleries, guiding visitors from the struggle for freedom through the Jim Crow South and beyond to the present moment.
The Mississippi Freedom Trail takes history out of a building and into the streets. Made up of numerous sites of Civil Rights significance, the Freedom Trail ushers visitors past the home of icon Medgar Evers to the Greyhound Bus station where Freedom Riders were rounded up and arrested. Other sites include the site of a Woolworth Department Store sit-in, the site of the Capitol Rally, the Edwards Hotel, and the Municipal Library where nine students from Tougaloo College protested segregation.
Designated as a National Park Service Monument, the Medgar and Myrlie Evers home still stands today. A WWII veteran and Mississippi’s field secretary for the NAACP, Medgar Evers both lived and died at this site, assassinated in his driveway in 1963 by a Ku Klux Klan member. Medgar’s commitment to desegregating higher education and expanding voting rights and economic opportunity changed Mississippi forever.
Dedicated to the timeless contributions of African Americans, the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center uses art, artifacts, photography, and other cultural treasures to demonstrate the crucial impact of Black voices and Black accomplishments in Mississippi and the world. Stroll permanent exhibits spanning a detailed history of Farish Street District to the contributions of Black doctors, scholars and folk artists.
Georgia’s Official Outdoor Adventure Destination offers excitement for the entire family from Air Rifles to Zip Lines.
Spend summer in the water, on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee. Nature’s Place to Play offers crystal clear rivers running to the Gulf of Mexico, for fishing, scalloping and paddling.
We have a vision of something better…of mightier things to come. Let’s Forge Our Own Path, the likes the world has never seen. To a place we’ve only imagined. Big dreams in big skies. This is freedom; a city without limits, born in the shadows of the Rimrocks, fed on the waters of the Yellowstone and home to descendants of the West’s greatest legends. Welcome to Montana’s Trailhead.
The Pilgrims established the first permanent English settlement in New England when the Mayflower landed in 1620. Because of its role in American History, Plymouth County continues to be a popular destination. Discover the spirit of salty tales and lighthouse legends as you explore our historic coastline and proud maritime heritage. Stay & Play in Plymouth County with lodging, dining and shopping for all!
Claremore, located in northeast Oklahoma, is on historic Route 66 just 20 miles northeast of Tulsa. We are home to some of the most famous icons on the Mother Road, like the Blue Whale, world’s largest Totem Pole and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.
The Claremore Visitors Guide includes a brief map, descriptions of our museums, parks, outdoor activities, favorite local eateries, accommodations, camp grounds and year round events. View or download the free Claremore Visitors Guide.
Download NOW! Chart your course to your own unique, small-town America road trip to Alliance, Nebraska! Home to world-renowned Carhenge, find adventure filled with one of a kind sites, exceptional hospitality, fun, and family activities that you and your family don’t want to miss! Almost all of our attractions are free (with donations appreciated). Now that’s something to get out for, right?!
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Dorothy’s official hometown: Liberal, KS. Here you will find wide open spaces, spectacular sunsets, history, culture and a wide variety of activities and attractions.
Welcome! We invite you to “explore” all that Columbus and the area has to offer.