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Nearby Attractions

Outdoor Recreation

Natchez Trace Parkway

Tara Wildlife is approximately 60 miles from the Natchez Trace, a popular road biking trail. Learn more about bicycling on the Natchez Trace Parkway at http://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/bicyclinghome.htm

Eagle Lake

A popular fishing location for bass and crappie. Eagle Lake was once part of the Mississippi River. As the silt settled in this bend of the river, an oxbow lake was formed.

Historic Sites

Vicksburg Military Park

Civil War history buffs will enjoy a trip to the nearby Vicksburg Military Park featuring the USS Cairo Gunboat and Museum and Vicksburg National Cemetery.

Coca Cola Museum

Located in Vicksburg, the museum has a wide variety of Coca-Cola memorabilia and advertisements. This is the site where Coke was first bottled in 1894.

Old Courthouse Museum

Built in 1858, the Old Courthouse is Vicksburg’s most historic structure and has hosted such guests and speakers as Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Booker T. Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, and William McKinley.

Musical Heritage

Delta Blues Museum

Located in Clarksdale, just 2 hours from Tara, is the Delta Blues Museum which showcases the history and heritage of the Blues in America.

BB King Museum

Located in Indianola, just 94 miles from Tara, is the BB King Museum, showcasing the personal papers, materials, and objects from King’s long career and life. Enjoy a presentation on the King of Blues in the museum’s theatre.

Art Sites

McCarty’s of Merigold

Award winning potters, Lee and Pup McCarty began making pottery in 1954. The Barn, which is the pottery studio, offers pottery for sale, New York cuisine at The Gallery, and a tour through the gardens. McCarty’s of Merigold is just over 2 hours from Tara.

Mississippi Museum of Art

With a permanent collection of American Art and rotating exhibits, the Museum of Art also showcases Mississippi artists, European Artists, and much more. Located in Jackson.

Sports Sites

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

View displays on Mississippi’s greatest athletes and coaches at the Sports Hall of Fame.

Museums

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Located in Jackson at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, the museum offers exhibits and activities based on the natural history of Mississippi. Jackson is an hour and a half drive from Tara.

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Showcasing Mississippi’s proud agricultural history, the museum is located in Jackson.

Mississippi Children’s Museum

Located in Jackson, just 1.5 hours from Tara, the Children’s Museum offers interactive exhibits and programs and activities for kids.

Other

Russell C. Davis Planetarium

The Planetarium is located in Jackson, just about 1.5 hours from Tara.

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