This Mississippi River town is a study in contrasts. It is best known for its many fine Victorian and antebellum homes as well as for the Vicksburg National Military Park, one of the best Civil War historic parks we've come across. But it is moving rapidly into the present—and cashing in on the casino craze. Four casinos operate in the city.
Vicksburg was the site of one of the critical events of the Civil War: Union troops led by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant laid siege to the town for 47 days. When ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.