12 Best Things To Do In Holly Springs, Mississippi

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Set in Mississippi with southern Tennessee as its closest neighbor, Holly Springs is a city to stop and see if you are looking for a short but sweet escape. The city is known for a number of museums along with parks, landmarks and some outdoor activities that can be enjoyed both day and night. If you are not sure about what to do in Holly Springs for a memorable vacation, you have come to the right place. This article elaborates the best things to do in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Read on and make sure you do everything that is mentioned because if you do not, you may not enjoy the very best of your vacation.

1. Visit Marshall County Historical Museum

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Marshall Country Historical Museum may be a small museum but it is loaded with a lot of history. This unusual museum features a collection of artifacts that were retrieved from the Civil War era. This is only the ground floor of the museum. Once you feel satisfied observing the artifacts, climb the stairs and you will find yourself in a room that is full with a display of taxidermy animals that are native inhabitants of Mississippi. Other interesting collections that you can enjoy at Marshall Country Historical Museum include items that were made by Native American Tribes of Mississippi, antique bottles and books as well as dollhouses and Elvis records.

Marshall County Historical Museum

Address: 220 E College Ave, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Marshall County Historical Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 4pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Price: 5 USD

2. Learn about African-American culture at Ida B Wells-Barnett Museum

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In Holly Springs you are going to learn about a lot of new things through visiting museums. Another museum that will be worth your time is Ida B Wells-Barnett Museum. The museum is specially dedicated to African-American culture. Aiming to introduce and inspire people, the museum collects and preserves contributions by the African as well as African-American people in the fields of art, culture and history, not just in the United States of America but across the world. Among the most popular collections are personal belongings of Ida B. Wells, a prominent journalist, educator and an early leader during the civil rights movement.

Ida B Wells-Barnett Museum

Address: 220 N Randolph St #2412, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Ida B Wells-Barnett Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 8 USD

3. Visit the Yellow Fever Church Museum

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Nestled in what used to be a Gothic church that was built in 1840, Yellow Fever Church Museum is dedicated to honoring the victims and the heroes that died during the period of yellow fever epidemic that took place in 1878. Among the deaths were seven martyrs that were nursing the victims of the disease.

Yellow Fever Church Museum

Address: 305 E College Ave, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Yellow Fever Church Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 4pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Price: Free

4. Appreciate nature at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

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This place is for those who love nature and appreciate the diverse wildlife. Considered as one of the best natural treasures in Mississippi, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center comprises restored forest and grasslands, native gardens and wildflowers, wildlife viewing areas and hiking trails. The conservation center is especially dedicated to the needs of birds, so expect to see a lot of birds as you begin your exploration.

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Address: 285 Plains Rd, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 16 USD

5. Go camping at Wall Doxey State Park

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Nestled in a lush natural setting, Wall Doxey State Park makes an excellent place to enjoy outdoor activities, particularly camping. You can choose whether to stay in a developed campsite, a primitive campsite, a cabin or a cottage. Other facilities and amenities that you can also enjoy include a nature trail, disc golf, water activities, playing field and picnic fields.

Wall Doxey State Park

Address: 3946 MS-7, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Wall Doxey State Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: 4 USD

6. Make a quick stop at Walter Place

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Walter Place is enough to be enjoyed from the outside for its grand and astonishing architecture. Walter Place is among the historic mansions that have become popular landmarks in Mississippi. Built in 1860, Walter Place was built to serve as a temporary house for the President of the Mississippi Central Railroad Harvey Washington Walter and his wife Julia Grant during the American Civil War.

Walter Place

Address: Mississippi 38635, USA

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

7. Play golf at Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages

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When you can indulge in the beauty of nature while at the same time having fun playing golf, you should not blow the chance. Make a stop at Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages to golf with your loved ones. There are two greens available: the 18-hole and the 9-hole. If you are lucky, some deer may make an appearance to say hi to you.

Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages

Address: 277 Palmer Ln, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Kirkwood National Golf Club & Cottages

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)

Price: From 41.75 USD

8. Go kayaking in Chewalla Lake Recreation Area

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Endowed with rich natural beauty through a forest of pine and hardwoods, Chewalla Lake Recreation Area features plenty of facilities that are ready to let you enjoy the most relaxing activities in Holly Springs. If you are into camping, the recreation area comes with 19 sites for RV and tent camping. Each has its own picnic table and campfire ring. If you are more into canoeing, kayaking, fishing and swimming, head to the water area. You are also welcome to simply lie down on the sandy beach.

Chewalla Lake Recreation Area

Address: 726 Chewalla Lake Rd, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Chewalla Lake Recreation Area

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: From 7 USD

9. Check out the art pieces in Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

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Kate Freeman Clark was a painter who was born in Holly Springs but spent a large portion of her life in New York to study arts and mingle with other artists. The most prominent feature of her paintings is the plein air (open-air) landscapes. Throughout her entire life, Kate produced more than 1,200 drawings and paintings that can be enjoyed at Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery.

Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

Address: 300 E College Ave, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 10am - 3pm (closed from Sat - Mon)

10. Sip on refreshing coffee at Bottomless Cup

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The best way to start the day is by indulging in delicious coffee. As soon as you wake up, make your way to Bottomless Cup, one of the best coffee shops in Holly Springs. From lattes and americano to espresso and cappuccino, Bottomless Cup keeps a secret to produce such delicious and refreshing coffee. If you are not a coffee addict, the coffee shop also serves specialty hot chocolate, frozen smoothies, Italian sodas and of course, tea.

Bottomless Cup

Address: 144 S Memphis St, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Bottomless Cup

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 7am - 6pm; Thu: 9am - 6pm; Fri: 7am - 6pm; Sat: 8am - 5pm (closed on Sun)

11. Satisfy your appetite at Annie’s Home Cooking

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What to do when you are in the middle of your adventure and suddenly crave for a homemade meal? Drive to Annie’s Home Cooking, a place that serves home-cooked meals that will give you sudden warmth. You can feel how much passion and love are poured into each and every meal you order. From noodles and chicken to vegetables and cakes, everything is just delicious.

Annie’s Home Cooking

Address: 200 N Memphis St, Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA

Website: Annie’s Home Cooking

Opening hours: 11am - 5pm (daily)

12. Indulge in delectable steak at Marshall Steakhouse

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Last but not least, indulge in delectable steak at Marshall Steakhouse, for lunch or dinner, to make your stomach happy. Start with smoked salmon dip and pork chop before moving on to the main course like sirloin, ground steak and New York strip. Burgers and sides, like baked potatoes and mashed potato, are also available.

Marshall Steakhouse

Address: 2379 Hwy. 178 West, Holly Springs, MS 38635, United States

Website: Marshall Steakhouse

Opening hours: Wed: 4pm - 10pm; Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Enjoy a trip to Holly Springs

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Sometimes, there is no need for you to spare many days to enjoy a superb vacation. Holly Springs is a small city that requires only one or two days and you can already indulge in an unforgettable escape. There is no need to think twice. This coming weekend, drive to Holly Springs, make beautiful memories and come back to your hometown feeling fantastic.

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