This shining city on the Natchez Trace offers discerning travelers an unexpected melding of nature and style. Outdoor adventure and upscale architecture. Historic trails and modern design. In fact, Ridgeland was designed to make the most of Mississippi’s beautiful weather, bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out.

The north shore banks of the Barnett Reservoir wind along the Natchez Trace Parkway and greet visitors with natural beauty and outstanding recreational opportunities.

The Bill Waller Crafts Center features works of over 150 artisans, who are members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. The multi-million dollar center features artisan works, a blacksmith shop, a woodworkers shop, meeting space, outdoor demonstrations and exhibits.

The city is full of excitement, including Art, Wine and Wheels, a jam-packed weekend combining 3 of Ridgeland’s signature events. Browse among fine art at the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, sip exquisite wine at the Santé South Wine Festival and ride along scenic byway in the Natchez Trace Century Ride.

Be sure to visit the Ridgeland Visitor Center located in the Renaissance at Colony Park, a vibrant venue for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Take a look at our Natchez Trace to Ridgeland itinerary here.

Ridgeland Tourism Commission

Honey Baked Ham & Cafe’- Ridgeland, MS

Honey Baked Ham & Cafe’ 940 E. County Line Road 601-956-0052 Mon-Fri:  10 am – 6 pm Sat:  10 am – 5 pm Gourmet Ham, Turkey, Sandwiches, Desserts

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Five Guys Burgers & Fries – Ridgeland, MS

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Renaissance at Colony Park 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy, Suite 2001 601-605-1115 7 Days a Week:  11 am – 10 pm Family Style, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

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Fat Tuesday’s – Ridgeland, MS

Fat Tuesday’s Palm Beach Center 6923 Old Canton Road, Suite 105 601-956-2971 Tues-Thurs:  11 am – 2 pm; 5 pm – 9 pm Fri:  11 am – 2 pm; 5 pm – 10 pm Sat:  11 am – 10 pm Casual, Family Style, Cajun, Sandwiches, Salads, Take Out, Catering

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Ely’s Restaurant & Bar – Ridgeland, MS

Ely’s Restaurant & Bar Downtown Ridgeland 115 W. Jackson Street Building 1A, Suite E 601-605-6359 Mon-Sat:  4:30 pm – 11 pm Fine Dining Steak & Seafood

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Crab’s Seafood Shack – Ridgeland, MS

Crab’s Seafood Shack 6954 Old Canton Road 601-956-5040 Mon-Fri:  11 am – 2 pm Lunch Mon-Fri:  5 pm – 10 pm Dinner Sat-Sun:  11 am – 10 pm Casual, Crabs, Oysters, PoBoys, Burgers, Fish

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Cock of the Walk

Cock of the Walk Nashville, TN Location Ridgeland, MS Location Pocahontas, MS Location Catfish, Hushpuppies, Fried Dill Pickles  In the early 1800’s, Natchez “Under the Hill” in Mississippi was a gathering place for the “Keelboatmen” bringing goods and supplies down the Mississippi River on their way to New Orleans. Each boat had its own “champion” […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings – Ridgeland, MS

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 808 Lake Harbour Drive 601-856-0789 Mon-Sun:  11 am – 11 pm Casual, Family Style, Take Out Varied Menu, All Sports Activity

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