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Walt and the Roads crew go looking for adventure at a ropes course near Florence, visit a new park and nature center in Flowood, attend the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez, catch up with BMX cyclists in Ridgeland, and explore the Mighty Mississippi by canoe.

Walt and the Roads crew explore recycling, repurposing, and revitalizing across the state. We learn about a family creating amazing wood sculptures with chainsaws, a steel manufacturer using almost all recycled materials, a Jackson neighborhood attracting waves of artists, and the renewal of a theater in Clarksdale.

Walt and the team explore Mississippi's Native American heritage, visiting the Chahta Immi Cultural Center in Neshoba County and the annual Choctaw Indian Fair. We also learn about the Mississippi Indian Mound Trail, from Winterville Mounds in the Delta down to the giant Emerald Mound near Natchez.

During the Civil War, the Union gunboat "Cairo" was sunk in the Yazoo River. Now it's featured in Vicksburg's U.S.S. Cairo Museum. Walt tells about General Grant's victorious Vicksburg campaign, and meets a Natchez man who builds period muskets. We visit a dairy farm near Lumberton, and also learn about Mississippi harness racing.

Walt and the team head up to the Delta, where we visit the Sam B. Olden Museum in Yazoo City, see crop dusters soaring above the fields, learn how a little cafe in Tunica set the stage for a famous pop song, and meet a Clarksdale family bringing their town a taste of Europe.

Walt and the crew travel to Mize for the annual Watermelon Festival, learn about the preservation of an antebellum home near Lorman, and find out what makes Moon Lodge special. We also see how a farmer gets fresh eggs to local restaurants, and visit the striking Hindu temple in Brandon.

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