Category: Mississippi

An RV Park Review And A Great Lunch Spot In Vicksburg, Mississippi

Our Spot At The Ameristar RV Park In Vicksburg, MS Our Spot In The Ameristar RV Park While exploring the National Military Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi we stayed at the Ameristar RV Park. Located just off the highway but super quiet, this rv park is run by one of the many casinos in the area. And since it is run by a casino conglomerate they do things a little, shall we say, different. It took me three full days to even reach someone to make a reservation. I kept getting either disconnected, left a message with someone at the front desk of the casino with the assurance that someone would call me back (they never did), transferred to who knows where were I would then be disconnected again or spoke directly with the rv park were they informed me that they were not allowed to make reservations for the park, all reservations had to go through an answering service. When I finally got a hold of someone they asked me questions such as amps and size of our rig. They then proceeded to say that they were glad I know what “amps” meant because they did not. Umm…ok. This is not getting off to a good start. The park itself is “technically” big rig friendly, the lady I spoke with even said no problem, all their sites are 60 feet...

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National Military Park In Vicksburg, MS

Entrance To National Military Park National Military Park In Vicksburg, MS Vicksburg, MS, being located right on the Mississippi River, with it’s many hilltops that over look the Great Mississippi River, played a very important roll in the Civil War. President Lincoln knew it was the key to winning the south. There were many battles that were fought here. Many strategies plotted here. Many soldiers lost their lives here. The National Military Park, located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a great National Park that is located right in town. It’s an easy park to explore with a loop road that you drive with many stops along the way with lots of memorials, signage and canons, canons, and more canons. Below is one of several beautiful structures commemorating the many soldiers that died in the siege in Vicksburg. Overlooking some of the battlefields you can really get the feel for the closeness of the battles that were fought here. The park does a great job of showing you just how close these fights were by marking the battle lines with colored signage right down to what regiment was on that line. (blue signs for Union and red for Confederate.) These red and blue markers of canon and soldier locations can be clearly seen as you look across a section of rolling landscape, thus greatly putting the battles that took place here all into perspective. This was fought hand to...

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