Visit Winston County

Whether you come for business or pleasure, you’re sure to enjoy Winston County. There’s a lot to see and do, great places to stay, unique shops, and restaurants with a range of tasty offerings.


A very active Chamber of Commerce and strong community spirit keep things stirring in Winston County. Residents and visitors alike enjoy:

  • the Annual Red Hills Festival in Louisville
  • the Cotton Gin Festival and Car Show in Noxapater
  • parades on the Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day
  • Christmas Parade

Read more about annual events in Winston County

Shopping and Dining

Shop Downtown Louisville to find a wide variety of unique gifts. Whether you are shopping for furniture, clothing, jewelry or home décor, the shops in Louisville never disappoint! We offer a large selection of hometown products, as well as, Mississippi made products. Enjoy a taste of Louisville in our hometown restaurants where hospitality is second to none.

Culture and History

Winston County is steeped in history. Some of the sites are:

  • the Nanih Waiya Historical Site, the legendary birthplace of the Choctaw Indian nation and a sacred mound of the Choctaw culture
  • the American Heritage Fire Museum, which houses a collection of antique fire engines and equipment
  • Louisville’s historic district, where you can spend a pleasant afternoon strolling amid beautiful antebellum homes dating from the mid-1800s
  • See more historical sites


Louisville offers unique hometown accommodations as well as hotels operated by several national chains. Lake Tiak O’Khata is a lakeside resort offering motel rooms in addition to cabins and RV parking. The Mason Boutique Hotel is the newest addition offering a luxurious stay in downtown Louisville. For a more rustic lodging experience, cabins are available at nearby Legion State Park.


For those who love the great outdoors, Winston County offers a variety of leisure activities whether you are here on vacation or just looking for a day of fun. The 48,000-acre Noxubee Wildlife Refuge just north of Louisville is a national treasure with its blend of beautiful woodlands and lakes and its wide array of wildlife. Legion State Park offers a visitor’s center, playground, cabins, trails, picnic areas, camping areas, and a lake. In the heart of Louisville, Ivy Park provides ball fields, tennis courts, a splash pad, playground and a walking track. In Noxapater, the J.W. Young/Mollie Estes Park features a unique arboretum and a teaching area for forestry.

Come to Winston County — it’ll be a treat for you, your family, and friends! Visit the outdoor recreation page for more information about these and more tourism opportunities.

Mississippi Recreation and Events

Visit the state of Mississippi Tourism website for more information about recreational opportunities and events in Winston County and throughout Mississippi.

Winston County Economic
Development District Partnership

P.O. Box 551
70 West Park Street
Louisville, Mississippi 39339