The City of Vicksburg itself is set in a vast Southern hardwood forest. You will never be at a loss for space to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors. Relax and enjoy a picnic alongside Old Man River at Riverfront Park. Let the kids delight in the splash fountain and run wild at the Children’s Art Park at Catfish or skate boarding at City Park. The River Front Murals masterfully tell the history of the city in larger-than-life depictions. The Vicksburg National Military Park’s 1,800 lush acres define Vicksburg’s role in the Civil War and is home to a priceless collection of monuments created by the leading artists of the last century.