Hattiesburg Attractions

Local Attractions


Located in the heart of Mississippi's pine belt region, Paul B. Johnson State Park is the gateway to a natural wonderland marked by majestic long-leaf and loblolly pines, delicate dogwoods, and ancient oaks. The deep forests surrounding Paul B. Johnson provides a picturesque setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is just a 20-minute drive to the north, making Paul B. Johnson State Park the perfect place to spend a football weekend.
319 Geiger Lake Rd.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Treat yourself to a relaxing stay at one of Mississippi's most beautiful campgrounds. LITTLE BLACK CREEK CAMPGROUND AND PARK surrounds a 640-acre lake and offers a variety of outdoor activities. Activities include camping, fishing, swimming, walking, bike riding, kayaking, picnicking, or just hanging out with friends and family.  We assure you that during your stay with us, you will be treated like family!
2159 Little Black Creek Rd
Lumberton, MS 39455

  • All-American Rose Garden

Located near the front entrance of the Southern Miss campus, this garden consists of 750 Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora rosebushes. Open year-round; blooming season is late spring and summer. Free admission. For more information or to arrange a tour of the garden, please call 601.266.6951.

Founded in 1966 by Lena Y. de Grummond, the de Grummond collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as 100,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present. The collection is housed in the McCain Library and Archives on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information, please call 601.266.4349.

Established in 1997, the Museum of Art is composed of 3 galleries: the C. W. Woods Art Gallery, the Lok Exhibition Gallery, and Gallery II. The museum presents a wide range of exhibitions including local, historical, contemporary, and international showcases. The museum is located on the ground floor of the Fine Arts Building, Marsh Hall, 111 Southern Drive. Parking for museum guests is available behind Marsh Hall off Hardy Street. Metered parking is also available on Southern Drive. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, please call 601.266.5200.

Located in Hattiesburg's 40-acre Kamper Park, the Hattiesburg Zoo features more than 55 animal species from five continents. Visitors are invited to tour the zoo by foot or by miniature train, which runs on a half-mile track through the exhibits. Admission is $5.00 for adults. Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

107 South 17th Avenue, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.545.4576

Located south of Hattiesburg on Highway 49, the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby houses memorabilia from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf Wars. Admission is free; however, reservations to tour the museum must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 601.558.2757 or email nikki.fairley@us.army.mil to book a tour. Open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm

Building 850, Camp Shelby, MS 39407, 601.558.2757


Downtown Hattiesburg

For a complete list of restaurants and stores, please visit www.downtownhattiesburg.com.


A Gallery features original art and jewelry by Mississippi and North American contemporary artists and craftsmen. Open Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm, Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm
134 East Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.584.6785

Featuring wood-fired brick oven, pizza, calzones, beer, and wine this downtown eatery is popular with college students and families. Heated and cooled outdoor seating is available. Open Sunday - Thursday from 11:00am – 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday from 11:00am – 11:00pm

128 East Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.450.1263

McKenzie’s on Main offers a wide array of antiques, gifts, and items from estate sales and local artists. Open Monday - Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

409 Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601.544.2240

The New Yokel Market offers fresh local and organic fruits and vegetables, naturally raised meat and sustainably harvested fish, freshly roasted fair trade certified coffee, and over 50 organic herbs, spices, and seasonings. Stop by for lunch or your grocery needs. Open Monday - Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm

205 Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.582.5048

  • SouthBound Bagel & Coffee Shop

Stop by SouthBound Bagel for breakfast or lunch and enjoy fresh bagels, bread, and pastries made daily.
Open Monday - Friday from 7:00am – 2:00pm; Saturday from 7:00am – 1:00pm; Sunday from 8:00am – 1:00pm; Tapas, Music, and Beer on Thursday and Friday nights from 6:00pm - 11:00pm
217 East Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.583.8001

This downtown comic bookstore specializes in new comics and graphic novels. Southern Fried Comics also offers art toys by Kidrobot, t-shirts from Junk Food Clothing, handmade plush and original artwork by local and regional artists, unique gifts, and even a devoted kids section.  Open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am – 7:00pm, Sunday noon – 5:00pm 

136 East Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

This cozy restaurant located in Historic downtown Hattiesburg offers southern and creole inspired food in a casual dining atmosphere. Lunch: Tuesday – Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:00pm – 10:00pm

‪115 Walnut Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.544.2202



  • B&E's Wine Bar

This Hattiesburg Downtown bar is the closest thing to a New York style wine bar in the area. B&E's Wine Bar features an outside courtyard with live acoustic music on the weekends. 
Open Wednesday - Saturday from 5:00pm – 2:00am

107 East Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.450.0121

Located in Downtown Hattiesburg, the Boom Boom Room is a Hattiesburg favorite for late night entertainment. Well-known for hosting shows for up-and-coming bands, the Boom Boom Room has evolved into a well-respected music venue with a chill hole-in-the-wall appeal. Check the website for tickets/music information. Open Wednesday – Saturday from 8:00pm – 2:00am

142 East Front Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.408.6040

Located near Downtown Hattiesburg in what used to be a house, this cozy bar is one of the newest in Hattiesburg. With its large selection of bottled and draft beers and performances by small bands and acoustic groups, K&B appeals to many USM students and faculty. Open Monday - Wednesday from 3:00pm – 1:00am; Thursday - Saturday from 3:00pm – 2:00am; Sunday from 3:00pm – 11:00pm 

1315 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.582.7148

  • New South Restaurant Group
    Restaurants included are: Purple Parrot Cafe, Crescent City Grill, Mahogany Bar, Branch, and Tabella. All located at 3810 Hardy St. Hattiesburg


Eateries throughout Hattiesburg

In addition to bagels, shmear, and coffee, Einstein Brothers also offers many breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Open Monday –Thursday from 7am - 7pm; Friday from 7am - 2:30pm

‪116 North 31st Street, Hattiesburg, MS, 601.266.6836

This espresso/coffee house based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, strives to bring a taste of Europe to the Deep South by providing Italian style espresso and continental cuisine. Great place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with friends. Free Wi-Fi.

‪2902 Hardy Street, Suite 10, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.268.3993

Petra Café offers delicious Mediterranean, Greek, and Lebanese cuisine including stuffed grape leaves, spinach pie, shrimp kabobs, Greek salads, Greek moussaka, and hummus. Come for lunch, dinner, and/ or hookah. Open Monday – Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00am; Sunday from 10:00am - 11:00pm

2902 Hardy Street, Suite 50, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.268.8850

Carryout or Delivery; Open Sunday – Thursday from 10:00am - 1:00am; Friday – Saturday from 10:00am-2:00am

3211 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.264.2996

Jimmy John’s offers a wide array of sandwich varieties in a casual dining environment. Dine-in or delivery

3317 Hardy Street Suite10, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.336.5713

Dickey’s offers delicious barbecue close to campus. Select from an assortment of plate options including ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, and sausage served with southern sides. Open Monday – Saturday from 11:00am – 7:00pm

‪3100 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.336.6656

Offers a variety of Mexican entrees. Hours of operation: Monday: 10 AM until 9 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 AM until 10 PM; Friday and Saturday: 11 AM until 10 PM; Sunday: 10 AM until 9 PM

‪3319 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.336.5095

Bop’s offers delicious and creative combinations of ice cream drinks (malts, concretes, shakes, floats) in addition to sundaes, Italian ice, shaved ice, etc.

3320 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401,


  • Gold Post Sandwich House

A Hattiesburg institution for more than 40 years, the Gold Post is beloved by many for their delicious po’boys and gumbo. Open Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm

2210 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.583.9454


In addition to winning the title of "Best Burger in Mississippi" by Mississippi Magazine for four years in a row, Mugshots offers an ideal hangout to watch the game or listen to live music at night.
Open Monday - Saturday from 11:00am-2:00am, Sunday from 11:00am-12:00am
3803 West 4th Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, 601.271.2299

  • Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn

Considered by many to be the best bbq in the world. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00am – 9:00pm
6374 US Highway 98, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, 601.271.6003