DescriptionBelzoni is the self-proclaimed “Catfish Capital of the World”; tons of the farm-raised variety of this Southern staple are produced annually. More than 40 painted catfish sculptures created by local artists, each one 5 feet tall, are on display throughout town.
For those seeking a different example of Mother Nature's bounty, visit Wister Gardens , 3 miles north on US 7 to 1440 SR 7. This 14-acre botanical garden offers seasonal displays of blooming azaleas, roses, day lilies and crape myrtles, as well as an Italian fountain installed over an artesian well and a lake that is home to a number of ducks. The gardens are open daily 9-5 (except holidays); phone (662) 836-6471.
Things to SeeThe Catfish Museum