Group Tour Planning FAQ
We know there are many questions that may arise when planning a trip. The staff at VISITHATTIESBURG™ is on hand waiting to help make your planning as stress-free as possible.
Q: Where is the Hattiesburg Visitors Center located?
A: The Hattiesburg Visitors Center is conveniently located at the intersection of Interstate 59 and Highway 49. Motorists traveling on Interstate 59 can take Exit 67-A onto Highway 49 South. Upon entering Highway 49, merge over into the far left lane. At the first traffic light, turn left and proceed to the stop sign. At the stop sign, turn left until you reach the Visitors Center. The Hattiesburg Visitors Center neighbors the Lake Terrace Convention Center.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: We are open Monday-Saturday 9-5. We are closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Q: How can I speak with a Tourism Ambassador at the Hattiesburg Visitors Center?
A: Our toll-free number is 866.4HATTIE. Our local number is 601.296.7475. Also, we invite you to drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Are there any attractions that I can bring my group to for free?
A: Yes. One of the advantages to bringing your group to Hattiesburg is the value – quality tours at little to no additional cost. For example, the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, the African American Military History Museum and the historic Saenger Theater are just a few of the unique attractions that are also free!
Q: Will parking be a problem at any of the attractions or restaurants?
A: No. All of our facilities have ample parking space to allow for the loading and unloading of tour groups.
Q: Do you have unique shopping opportunities for visitors?
A: Yes. In addition to many unique and locally owned shops clustered in our Historic Downtown Arts and Entertainment District, as well as peppered throughout Hattiesburg, the Hattiesburg Visitors Center features a small gift shop showcasing an array of everything local. From edibles, books, pottery and art to all things "Hattie," the Hattiesburg Visitors Center offers convenience and affordability when shopping for that special memento or keepsake.
Q: How do I make reservations to tour the attractions in Hattiesburg?
A: The staff at VISITHATTIESBURG™ can help you customize a tour itinerary and aid with or set up times for your group to visit each attraction. We can also give estimates as to how long each tour will take so there is no guessing.
Q: Do you have an airport?
A: Yes. The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is located nine miles north of Hattiesburg. Northwest Airlink provides commercial service for travelers flying in or out of the airport. To contact the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, call 601.545.3111 or visit them online at www.flypib.com. Hattiesburg is also an easy drive to major airports in Jackson, MS; Gulfport, MS; New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL all within 1½ hours of Hattiesburg.
Q: Do you have taxi service in Hattiesburg?
A: Yes. To request a Yellow Taxicab, call 601.544.5090. DJ Shuttle and Tours also offers transportation services for visitors. To reach DJ Shuttle and Tours, call 601.544.7539.
Q: Do you have public transportation in Hattiesburg?
A: Yes. The Hub City Transit has three routes which operate daily from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. For public transportation information contact The Hub City Transit at 601.545.4671.
Q: Why should a group come to Hattiesburg?
A: Hattiesburg is the ideal affordable, group-friendly and family-friendly place to visit. For groups, the key advantages are value and service. With many options for FREE quality group tours at attractions unique to Hattiesburg combined with the complimentary Red Carpet Services offered by the staff of VISITHATTIESBURG™, it is difficult for group tour planners to find a better way to enhance a group tour itinerary without inflating expenses. Most groups are able to add a full day of activities in Hattiesburg to their itineraries at the additional cost of meals and lodging only.
Q: Do you provide step-on guides?
A: Yes. Upon request, VISITHATTIESBURG™ can provide a step-on guide to accompany qualifying tour groups (groups either dining or lodging in Hattiesburg).