The Mississippi River Country region is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These world heritage sites are representative tourist destinations in the United States that you want to visit at least once in your lifetime.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site , Illinois
It is said that about 20,000 indigenous people lived in this area between 800 AD and 1200 AD, making it the largest Native American settlement north of Mexico. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic District is located 25 miles or 25 minutes by car from Missouri’s St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture (Wisconsin & Illinois)
The works of Frank Lloyd Wright, a master of modern architecture, can be seen in the Mississippi River Country area. Among them, the following four buildings that have recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List are a must-see.
Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois
Frederick C. Robbie House in Chicago, Illinois
Taliesin , Spring Green, Wisconsin
Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ( Tennessee)
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, is the most visited national park in the United States. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 due to its unique rich ecosystem and untouched natural landscape. Rare wildlife and 3,500 species of plants inhabit the park.
Poverty Point World Heritage Site (Louisiana)
Poverty Point, located near the Mississippi River in the northeastern part of Louisiana, is a group of ruins made from the soil of the natives who were hunters about 3,000 years ago, and is still preserved and open to the public.
Visit the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station
The newly opened St. Louis Aquarium in St. Louis, Missouri . The aquarium is home to 13,000 fish and creatures including sharks, otters, jellyfish and turtles.
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Where to Stay When Visiting Mississippi
What is your image of Mississippi tourism? In fact, various options are available, from luxurious lodgings such as sophisticated luxury resorts and lodging facilities using historic buildings before the Civil War called Antibellum Homes to cheap lodgings for backpackers.