Lucky for us, our Editorial Assistant, Leah is a Clinton native and gave us a peek at her favorite places to visit in Clinton.
Brick Street Pops
This local gourmet popsicle shop can be found in Olde Towne Clinton. The strawberry lemonade pop is the perfect cure for a hot day in central Mississippi. Plus, you can also buy a puppy pop for your furry friend!
The Clinton location of Cups is the coolest one in the area (in my very biased opinion). The building used to be a house, and every room is filled with mismatched furniture and pieces by local artists hanging on the wall. There’s also a front porch, which frequently hosts musicians in the evenings. Add in the free Wi-Fi and you’ve got a perfect place to catch up with friends or get some work done. Oh, and the coffee’s pretty great too.
The Clinton Community Nature Center might be the most unique thing Clinton has to offer. Miles of shady trails, native plants and wildlife make the Nature Center the perfect place to go when you need a quiet getaway close to home.
The Bank by Pizza Shack
We all already know that the Pizza Shack makes killer pizza. But their Clinton location has a pretty killer vibe too. Nestled in Olde Towne Clinton, the restaurant resides in the building that used to be The Bank of Clinton (hence the name). There are now coins and original bank bills set in the glass bar top inside. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, a scoop of ice cream, or a cocktail, The Bank is the place to go.
MC was founded in 1826 and was the first college in the country to grant a degree to a woman. The brick buildings, beautifully maintained Quad, and historic Provine Chapel make MC arguably the prettiest place in Clinton.
Olde Towne Mural
Right next to city hall is a mural that embodies all things Clinton. Wyatt Waters headed up the project in 2010, with assistance from MC art majors and upper-level art students from Clinton High School (including yours truly!).
If you play a sport in Clinton, chances are that you’re going to end up at Traceway Park at some point. With soccer fields, baseball fields, softball fields, a walking track and playground equipment, there’s an endless need for this park. Every time I go to my niece’s softball games, I’m bombarded with memories from my own short-lived and mediocre-at-best softball career there.