West Point in Mississippi is the epitome of what you would imagine a small, peaceful town would be. Home to some of the richest and most fertile soils in the nation, the area is home to farmers, agriculturists, nature lovers, and outdoors enthusiasts. Located in Clay County, West Point paints a pretty picture of small town life, with locals whose families have been in the city for decades.
Most locals are storytellers if you have the time and the interest. And those stories are great ways to brush up on local legends and histories, both for West Point and the entire state of Mississippi. Often, guests to West Point are traveling northwards through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee on their way to attractions in Kentucky, so the city essentially becomes a pleasant halfway point from one state to another.
You'll find lots of delicious southern cuisine in West Point!
Some of the fare has a creole spin, while other dishes are rife with local seafood from the Mighty Mississippi River. In West Point, there are over 30 restaurants and a few fast food chains, but Anthony’s Restaurant is ranked as the absolute best diner in town. The vibe is casual and classic, the seating is leisure and comfortable, and food is homemade and yummy. Much of their cuisine is Bayou inspired; therefore, some of their most popular menu items include Louisiana Fried Crawfish, Bourbon Street BBQ Shrimp, Crab Cake Imperial, and Chef C’s Cajun Seafood Gumbo. Save some room for desserts, like homemade white chocolate bread pudding or the “Slap Yo Mama” Brownie a La Mode.
Another great restaurant for breakfast or lunch is the Tin Lizzie Cafe on Highway 45 North. Select a breakfast plate, omelet, pancakes, or a home made biscuit and with a great cup of coffee, you'll be ready to spend yourday exploring West Point. Lunch specials are offered daily (try the yummy Catfish on Fridays)! There's also hamburgers, patty melts, wraps, and a great variety of comfort-food sides like onion rings, warm mashed potatoes, 'tater babies' and unlimited refills on refreshing southern sweet tea! Dinner is also scrumptious here — country fried steak, pork chops, ribeyes, and of course, fried green tomatoes. Yum!
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Waverley Mansion and Gardens on Waverley Mansion Road is a blast from the past for history lovers. Once a stunning plantation home, this mansion is rife with positive and negative histories, with architectural and décor restorations made within the last 40 years. The home is well-furnished with original antiquities, and the front porch boasts several comfortable rocking chairs for that true southern feel. The tour guides are knowledgeable and dressed in period clothing to create an authentic, historic atmosphere.
You might even hear a few ghost stories if you feel brave enough to ask. Be sure to check out the grounds for beautiful shaded rest benches beneath towering Magnolia trees. When you have had your fill of historic facts, take a short drive to Hoover’s Bakery to indulge in a sweet treat, like ginormous, homemade cinnamon buns, or a simple, warm, fresh-baked and glazed donut. Top off with some ice-cold milk or a cup of fresh-brewed artisan coffee.
If you love old tunes, check out the Howlin’ Wolf Blues Museum on East Westbrook Street. Perfect for music-loving travelers to West Point, the museum is home to a trail of exhibits that detail the beginning of the blues. From pictures, to old records, and antiques that blues musicians cherished, there is no shortage of amazing things to ooh and awe over. Many past guests have called the museum a southern trip through good music and good times. When you finish up at a selection of West Point activities, book a couple of nights in one of the top-ranked hotels in West Point.
Stay at one of the best hotels in West Point, MS!
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites on Highway 45 Alternate South is a classy hotel—one of hundreds in a worldwide chain. This one is at home in West Point, and many past guests have lamented their positive reviews via both Google and TripAdvisor. These good ratings have earned this hotel the number one spot as THE best hotel in West Point.
Accommodations-wise, guests are greeted with a smooth check-in process, a clean and comfortable room, and all of the amenities that you would expect from a home away from home. If you are seeking something indulgent and delicious, take a 15-minute drive to Jubilation's for a slice of homemade pie or cheesecake with fresh-churned ice cream.
Days Inn, a classic gem on Highway 45 North, offers 3-star accommodations with superb comforts and simple, basic essentials. The customer service here has received rave reviews, as past guests cite polite, knowledgeable staff, and speedy check-in and check-out processes. A free continental breakfast greets you every morning in the lobby, and an outdoor swimming pool provides some relief from hot Mississippi summers. Or, if you prefer to sweat it out, gather some rackets and balls from guest services for a game or two on the on-site tennis courts.
Americas Best Value Inn
Basic, convenient, and affordable, Americas Best Value Inn provides you with the must-have accommodations that you would consider comforts away from home. A few notable amenities include comfy, plush beds, excellent shower pressure, complimentary daily breakfasts, free high-speed internet, self-serve laundry machines, and an outdoor swimming pool. To relax, sink into the luxurious heat of the on-site hot tub. Or, order up room service from a limited kitchen menu and stay in bed to watch premium cable, complete with movie channels.
The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Starkville
The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Starkville is located on the outskirts of West Point—11 miles from the inner city. However, it still stands as one of the top-ranked hotel options for West Point visitors because it sits so close to the line between West Point and Starkville. So, in essence, guests get the best of both cities in close proximity to an award-winning hotel. Accommodations include, but are not limited to, an outdoor swimming pool, free daily breakfasts, free high-speed internet, room service, free basic cable, free parking for guests, dry-cleaning services, and a business center with meeting rooms.
Suite-wise, guests are given custom AC systems, a fridge, microwave, and counter space, a spacious bathroom, and super-comfy,
queen-size beds. For history buffs, the Cobb Institute of Archaeology is a fun, educational look at ancient artifacts, architecture, and worldwide history that begins with historic facts about Mississippi. If you like to golf and have some downtime, head over to Mossy Oak Golf Club and play a round.
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