Hattiesburg, MS

Travel Guide
Mississippi Gulf Coast featuring heritage elements

This university city in Mississippi is a great destination to experience Southern hospitality alongside picturesque walking trails and lively festivals.  

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the family-friendly Mississippi city of Hattiesburg. Discover a legacy of architecturally impressive landmarks and national military history or explore scenic countryside and a lively festival scene. Founded as a train depot in the late 1800s, today it’s famous as a university city with welcoming hospitality.

The streets of Hattiesburg’s Historic Downtown District are a good place to start your visit. They reflect an evolution from a railroad town to an energetic city. Spot historical landmarks such as the Old Federal Courthouse and Hattiesburg Train Depot. Watch live music and theatrical productions at the art deco-style Saenger Theater. Step inside the Library of Hattiesburg to see the The Spirit That Builds mural, which depicts scenes from the city’s history.

Hattiesburg’s museums help to celebrate the city’s interesting past and American military history. See displays of antique furniture, period clothing and photography at the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society. Discover over 6,000 military artifacts at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. Find more memorabilia from the armed forces at the African American Military History Museum.

Experience the life of an American college campus at the University of Southern Mississippi. Stroll around the All-American Rose Garden, home to numerous types of colorful hybrid roses. See rotating exhibitions of regional and international art at the university’s Museum of Art. Join over 30,000 passionate fans to watch a football game at the M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Walk or bike through the scenic landscapes of the Longleaf Trace. This 40-mile (64-kilometer) trail travels along a former railway between Hattiesburg and Prentiss. Spot myriad birdlife, deer and raccoons or relax at the designated picnic areas. Alternatively, get close to African and South American animal species at Hattiesburg Zoo.

Hattiesburg is less than a 2-hour drive from Jackson and New Orleans and is reached easiest by car. Public transportation is limited within the city so rent a car to get between attractions. Throughout the year Hattiesburg puts on an eclectic schedule of events. Among these are February’s Mardi Gras parade and festivals of literature, blues music and craft beer.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hattiesburg
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hattiesburg
2 out of 5
105 Westover Dr, Hattiesburg, MS
The price is $72 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Hattiesburg, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Turtle Creek Mall, University of Southern Mississippi, and Hattiesburg Zoo. African American Military ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Comfortable"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hattiesburg
Best Western Premier University Inn
Best Western Premier University Inn
3 out of 5
132 Plaza Drive, Hattiesburg, MS
The price is $101 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Situated in Hattiesburg, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Merit Health Wesley, Turtle Creek Mall, and University of Southern Mississippi. Reed Green Coliseum ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (676 reviews)
"We checked in late at night, and the clerk was cheerful and upbeat even though it was late at night."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Best Western Premier University Inn
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hattiesburg - I-59
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hattiesburg - I-59
2.5 out of 5
109 Lundy Ln, Hattiesburg, MS
The price is $85 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in the heart of Hattiesburg, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Southern Mississippi and Reed Green Coliseum. M.M. Roberts Stadium and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (923 reviews)
"Quick and easy check in. Clean room. Good options for complimentary breakfast. Hotel is currently under renovation however noise was not a factor at all."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hattiesburg - I-59
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lovely House 2  is a beautiful house, complete renovated and nicely decorated.
Lovely House 2 is a beautiful house, complete renovated and nicely decorated.
Hattiesburg, MS
The price is $99 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Hattiesburg, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wesly Primary Care Hattiesburg, M.M. Roberts Stadium, and Hattiesburg Zoo. University of ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
NICE PROPERTY ASIDE FROM PLUMBING PROBLEMS & DIFFICULTY REACHING HOST
"We were thrilled with this property until the toilet backed up into the shower twice on separate days, despite us taking special care not to flush any of the restricted items on the framed list posted over the toilet. (This is the only reason the property didn't get 5 stars on cleanliness, because ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Lovely House 2 is a beautiful house, complete renovated and nicely decorated.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Hattiesburg
Home2 Suites by Hilton Hattiesburg
3 out of 5
116 Plaza Drive, Hattiesburg, MS
The price is $146 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Situated in Hattiesburg, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Merit Health Wesley, Turtle Creek Mall, and University of Southern Mississippi. Reed Green ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (120 reviews)
"Clean and safe and good staff"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Hattiesburg
Sweet Home is Total Renovated house steps from USM.
Sweet Home is Total Renovated house steps from USM.
Hattiesburg, MS
The price is $125 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated in Hattiesburg, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of M.M. Roberts Stadium, Wesly Primary Care Hattiesburg, and University of Southern Mississippi. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great
"Great location, very clean, Great communication with the host."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Sweet Home is Total Renovated house steps from USM.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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