Frequently Asked Questions


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 hellohattie@visithattie.com.

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 1 1/2 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: 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: Why should I visit Hattiesburg?
A: Hattiesburg is the ideal affordable, family-friendly weekend getaway. With plenty of options for shopping, dining and entertainment, much like you will find in a bigger city, combined with the hallmark hospitality of our people, such as you might expect from a smaller city, Hattiesburg offers visitors the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds.

Q: What is the weather like in Hattiesburg?
A: The average temperature in Hattiesburg is 48° in the winter and 80° in the summer.