3 Ways to Expand Your Horizons in Mississippi

3 Ways to Expand Your Horizons in Mississippi

New adventures are always on the agenda in Mississippi

Words by Paige Townley

With the arrival of a new year often comes a renewed need for adventure – an opportunity to experience new things, new activities, and perhaps even develop a few new skills along the way. That feeling of wanderlust can easily be satisfied in Mississippi. In addition to its unique history and sought-after recreational opportunities, the Magnolia State is home to a wide range of arts and culture activities, a thriving culinary scene, and a musical history you won’t find anywhere else. For new adventures and experiences, there’s no place like Mississippi.

Get Your Hands Dirty at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

No destination on the Gulf Coast has a longer and richer history in the arts than Mississippi. The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi celebrates that longstanding and diverse cultural heritage with its many works on exhibit, including pieces by its namesake, Mississippi master potter George Ohr. In its extensive collection, the museum has a strong focus on the ceramic arts, and it offers opportunities to get in on the action of the beautiful craft. The museum hosts pottery classes and workshops of all types and for all skill levels, from the most experienced crafters to those just beginning – and for kids, too!

Become a Culinary Sensation at Viking Cooking School

Viking Range Corporation was founded in Greenwood, Mississippi, and in addition to manufacturing commercial-grade cooking appliances for the home, the company also operates a cooking school. The school is ideal for every level, from the novice to the experienced cook, as well as students of all ages, and is a great spot to bring friends, family, or even co-workers for a fun time in the kitchen. Class offerings vary and include everything from discovering basic techniques or baking to learning how to prepare ethnic cuisines or cook for a dinner party.

Make Some Music at GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi

Mississippi may not be top of mind when thinking about the best in music, but it should be. In fact, the state is often referred to as the “Birthplace of America’s Music,” as it’s the home of legendary blues and country musicians like B.B. King and Charley Pride. In addition to offering the Mississippi Blues Trail and Mississippi Country Music Trail – two must-see destinations that showcase the state’s contributions to music history – Mississippi is also home to GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. Located in Cleveland, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi celebrates the power of music through exhibits, interactive experiences, and even films. The museum also features workshops that provide behind the scenes look at the music world, technology used within the industry, and general knowledge about music production, as well.


Whatever you’re seeking to discover – a new adventure, a new talent, or perhaps even a new hobby – Mississippi is the destination to help you find just that.