A visit to Bluff Park in Natchez demonstrates why the town attracted the French in the 18th century and why it then became the capital of the Mississippi Territory: the riverside cliffs offer a clear strategic military advantage. Today, the high vantage point above the Mississippi River is cherished for its stunning, panoramic beauty rather than its defensive position. Nearby, horse-drawn carriages set off from Canal and Washington and go clip-clopping down the streets.Throughout town, beneath boughs of oak trees dripping with spanish moss, dozens of antebellum mansions show off their Greek Revivalist columns and wide-brimmed straw hats affixed to chimneys to combat the southern sun. Several restored mansions open their doors year-round for tours, but many remain private residences to this day. Near the river, the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture illustrates the history of slavery in the region through historical artifacts and turn-of-the-century portraiture.
Located in Vicksburg, Battlefield Inn- A Vista Collection Hotel is in the historical district, minutes from Vicksburg National Military Park, and close to Warren County Courthouse. This hotel is within close proximity of Anchuca Mansion and Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 117 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a nightclub and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Battlefield Inn- A Vista Collection Hotel.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, air conditioning in public areas, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
Located in Vicksburg, Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg is close to Vicksburg Convention Center and Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Warren County Courthouse and Anchuca Mansion.
Make yourself at home in one of the 149 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and a nightclub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of small meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Generations of Lachaussees have lovingly prepared Cajun meals from family recipes, using succulent cuts of game and traditional meats. For almost two decades, Chris Lachaussee has carried on the family tradition with a full menu of spice-laden, fully cooked meats that are ready to be heated and served. Chris and his staff craft the specialty meats and homestyle sides every day, ensuring that delectable portions of stuffed quail, pork tenderloin stuffed with cream cheese and bacon-wrapped jalapeños, and seafood gumbo arrive at patrons’ tables fresher than a ripe banana’s newest dance moves.
A homegrown success story with a slew of awards and nearly 40 years of history, Popeyes has introduced its menu of Louisiana eats to taste seekers around the globe. Rather than downloading low-quality, unsatisfying meals through the Internet, packs can pick up Popeyes’ family-style meals, pairing eight pieces of Cajun fried chicken with four buttermilk biscuits and a side of award-winning rice and beans ($16.99). A po boy stuffed with crunchy shrimp ($3.49) makes a splash in lunchboxes, and chicken nuggets ($2.49 for six pieces) surf into mouths on waves of refreshing sweet tea ($2.99/gal.).
A hunk of brisket at VooDoo BBQ & Grill begins its journey suspended over a bed of pecan and oak logs. Coated in a dry rub of local spices, the meat slowly turns on a rotisserie rod for up to 16 hours, its skin crisping while the inside stays a warm pink. The chefs smoke all their beef brisket and pulled pork over logs from Louisiana-based trees to lend them the region's unique smoked flavor, even at the risk of confusing passing botanists. They lightly coat grilled sausages, chicken, and burgers in three signature sauces inspired by the state's Cajun recipes. To complement their menagerie of smoked and grilled meats, they sling a variety of southern sides such as corn pudding, greens, and potato salads. At each of the 13 locations, the aroma of roasting meat fills a space of dark-stained wood and wrought iron; dining rooms awash in a palette of reds, greens, and oranges buzz with the sounds of jazz and blues.