Every welcome center I've visited when entering the state of Mississippi have been so nice! They are full of antiquities and knick knacks; forming inviting and warm scenes. In some cases, artwork that is unique and detailed from local artists are on display. There is also a lot of free literature available - places to go, things to do, festival schedules in various parts of the state, historical sites, historical information, recipes, and hotel discounts. The employees on duty are always friendly and helpful. And there's always free coffee readily available.