Mississippi's nickname is The Magnolia State. But there's a lot more to the 20th state to join the Union than the sweet smells and unmistakable beauty that comes from the blooming magnolia tree. Mississippi has a long, rich history and interesting places for tourists to visit. Whether in the Delta region located in the northern part of the state, the capital city of Jackson in central Mississippi, or the Gulf Coast to the south, there are endless things to do and places to visit in this part of the South.