Kosciusko, one of "America's 100 Best Small Towns", offers much to do and see, whether you are one of the local citizens or a tourist.
The following are a few points of interest to consider while visiting in one of the "Top Sixty Prettiest Painted Towns in America".
Oprah Winfrey's Birthplace
Oprah Winfrey is one of Attala County's most celebrated natives. Oprah Winfrey Road is the location of her birthplace, her first church, and her family cemetery.
Kosciusko Pocket Park
Situated one half block from the historic Court Square in Kosciusko on East Jefferson Street sits a unique little park. You will enjoy the wonderful plantings and refurbished furnishings. This is a lovely place to sit and enjoy a book or eat lunch while watching the daily routines of a busting little city.
Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center
The Cultural Center, formally a Presbyterian Church, was built in 1899. It has a country gothic style architecture and the sanctuary features outstanding stained glass windows. The Delta Gamma Founder's room is located within the Cultural Center and features portraits of three of its founders. The Cultural Center now belongs to the Kosciusko-Attala Historical Society and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Towers and Turrets
Kosciusko offers a walking or driving tour of 28 historic homes, many of which are on the National Register of Historic places, as well as other historic places in Kosciusko and Attala County.
The Court House Square
The Attala County Courthouse is located on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mississippi Historic Landmark. County offices are still located in the Court House.
Jason Niles Park
Jason Niles Park consumes a whole city block with tennis courts, playground equipment, walking track and a pavilion that is available to the public to rent for special occasions. A new addition to this park is a Splash Pad and Pavilion. The Splash Pad will be open from Memorial Day until Labor day on Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Sunday. It is also available to rent after hours for private functions. Call City Hall for more information.
Redbud Springs Park - North Natchez Street
This park offers a monument of our namesake, Tadeusz Kosciuszko. This monument was designed and created by Sculptor Tracy H. Sugg and was presented and unveiled on October 13, 2006. The park offers a peaceful setting with reflecting pools and benches surrounded by beautiful landscape designed by local landscape architect, Stephen Cheek.
Kosciusko Museum and Information Center
Located in the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Kosciusko Museum and Information Center provides information about the heritage of Kosciusko, the surrounding area, and the State of Mississippi. Rotating Exhibits are featured each month.
The Attala County Library and the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library
The Library features a special collection of books about Poland and Tadeusz Kosciuszko as well as one of the state's largest genealogy collections.
Other Points of Interest to Visit
Kelly's Statue, Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church, Jackson's Well, Betha Church, and New Hope Lutheran Church (known as the Mother Church of Mississippi Lutherans).