“Southern cooking warms the heart and soothers the soul.”
- Judy Parker Yeager, The Southern Lady
Here's the thing about Southern food: For most of our history, it was the best food in the country, prepared in the warmest and most fertile region, where biscuits and bacon practically spring out of the earth. And the homegrown the vegetables are out of this world. You see, the higher quality the ingredients, the less you have to do with them. While grandma’s recipes are the foundation of ever good Southern meal, a slew of young chefs have descended upon Hattiesburg and are taking modern Southern cooking to a new place, forming a movement in the crucible of high ideals, virtuoso technique and hard-core attitude. These chefs are meticulous, they’re gutsy and they don’t care what you think of it. In that, it's very Southern. Take a look at some of River Ranch Staff favorites.
Places to visit
“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures...”
- Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland
Hattiesburg is a city with roots as deep as its oaks and a culture steeped in history. Here, you'll find a story of homegrown memories, vibrant and crafty experiences and a city that's full of familiar faces, detours that surprise and a lifetime of adventures.
Bask in our artistry, our history, our food, our town. However you choose to write your adventure, Hattiesburg’s story is now yours to tell.
Hattiesburg Vistors Center
"That Mississippi sound, that Delta sound is in them old records.
You can hear it all the way through..."
- Muddy Waters
The Hattiesburg Visitors Center is a great resource for things to do and places to go while you’re staying with us. We encourage you to use the friendly and professional staff at the Visitors Center to help you customize a tour itinerary perfectly suited to your interest. From half-day and multiple-day itineraries, to itineraries that hub-and-spoke, the knowledgeable staff has the resources and creativity needed to make your experience even more memorable. The Hattiesburg Visitors Center is conveniently located at the crossroads of Highway 49 and Interstate 59 and neighbors the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center -- about 5 miles from River Ranch. Give them a call toll free at 866.4HATTIE, or 601.296.7475. They’d love to hear from you!