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Men’s Journal names Vicksburg one of the top spots for outdoor art



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In an article published by Men’s Journal, Vicksburg made the number six spot for outdoor art. Vicksburg has a rich history that many may not get to experience. Those at Men’s Journal made sure that the City of Vicksburg had its recognition.

Among the reasons Vicksburg made the list was its collection of riverfront murals. In total, Vicksburg hosts thirty-two of them, depicting lifelike pictorials from various periods throughout Vicksburg’s history. One would only need to visit Levee Street to take a look at the inspiration that is Vicksburg.

Vicksburg riverfront mural: R. G. LeTourneau Industries: Building an Industry and God’s Kingdom. Dedicated: May 14, 2009. Artist Robert Dafford. (Photo by Thomas Parker)

The Vicksburg National Military Park was referred to as the “art park of the world”. This comes as no surprise, as the park houses many sculptures, memorials and a wealth of stories that could fill volumes of history books. Architectural art from places such as the Shirley House provides its National Military Park with a unique sense of perception. The display of canons, preservation of important locations and information abundantly on display makes it easy for one to feel like they may have been there.

(Photo by David Day)

Vicksburg was said to have more public art on display than any other city in the state of Mississippi. With a long history and a proud community, it is no wonder Vicksburg was the city to put Mississippi on the list.


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