9 THINGS TO DO IN HATTIESBURG

Named after the second wife of Senator and Judge William H. Hardy, Hattiesburg is located between Meridian, Mississippi and  New Orleans.  Its location made it an ideal location for the rail industry back in the 19th century.

Today, the city of over 45,000 people has a lot to offer both residents and visitors.  From Southern Miss football games to Southern comfort food to unique shopping experiences, Hattiesburg has it all.

Downtown Hattiesburg is a very quaint city center with a variety of architectural styles. 

DISCOVER DOWNTOWN HATTIESBURG

Hattiesburg in a Mississippi Main Street Community. There are events throughout the year that bring the city to life, such as the Downtown Crawfish Jam Music Festival.

An interesting yet little known fact about Hattiesburg is that in 1898 the city had only two roads, but a 500-seat Opera House.  Even today, the emphasis on art is quite visible around town.

There are over 20 public art murals around Hattiesburg as well as numerous sculptures.  

EXPLORE THE PUBLIC ART MURAL TRAIL

I spotted this mural which is aptly titled, "New Normal Mural."  Be sure to snap a selfie in front of it with your own mask on.

An interesting yet little known fact about Hattiesburg is that in 1898 the city had only two roads, but a 500-seat Opera House.  Even today, the emphasis on art is quite visible around town.

The Lucky Rabbit is a self-proclaimed junk shop, but I believe the shopping wonderland could pass  as a museum.  

SHOP AT THE LUCKY RABBIT

There are so many vintage collectibles in the store that it is really a taste of Americana.  You'll know you have found the spot when you see the old fashioned telephone booth and old Coke machines out front.

There is everything from antiques and collectibles to new handmade items at The Lucky Rabbit.

The museum changes its collection monthly, so if you have seen it before, you need to check it out again to see what's new.  

VISIT THE POCKET MUSEUM

While in the area, be sure to explore the alleyway to see what other art treasures are on display.

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