The Pines Region of Mississippi consists of Native American homelands and historic towns within a traditional country atmosphere. The charming city of Columbus
boasts antebellum homes and antique shops. In Starkville
the dairy science plant at the university produces cheese; Meridian
offers a few museums, and the towns of Kosciusko
and French Camp
, popular since the 18th century, still exude a friendly frontier charm.
Another major attraction of the region is the enormous and bustling Silver Star Resort & Casino located near Philadelphia, and owned by the Choctaw Indians whose reservation is nearby.