You can find just what you’re looking for in downtown Starkville. Our shops offer men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, boutique items, specialty items, shoes, interior design, and furniture, and so much more.
Visit one of our main shopping centers: Cotton Crossing Shopping Center, Central Station, the Starkville Crossing Shopping Center, and the College Park Shopping Center.
In the spring and summer, you can get fresh local produce, arts, and handmade goods at the Starkville Community Market. Need a break from shopping? Visit one of the several salons and day spas downtown.
Downtown restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops offer a variety of cuisines and atmospheres. Whether it’s a burger, fine dining, or a quick snack, you can find it downtown.
Have brunch at Restaurant Tyler, rated “Best Brunch in Mississippi” by the 2010 Mississippi Magazine’s annual reader poll or enjoy a burger at Mugshots Grill and Bar on Russell Street, featured in an article about Mississippi in Saveur Magazine.
Starkville is home to many amazing restaurants and restauranteurs who engage in the community, give back, and provide great food experiences.
Stay in downtown Starkville at one of our bed and breakfasts, unique modern lodging, or comfortable hotels.
The historic Hotel Chester is located in the heart downtown Starkville. Built in 1925 as a full-service hotel, the lovingly restored Hotel Chester invites guests to enjoy contemporary services. Voted as the best Hotel in Mississippi in 2012 by Mississippi Magazine — with 36 guest rooms and suites, you can stay downtown in style!
Nearby, you’ll find the Mill Conference Center and three hotels just a few minutes from Mississippi State University.
From unWines to the King Cotton Crawfish Boil, and annual Christmas Parade, downtown offers a variety of special events for the whole family each year. The Cotton District Arts Festival takes over the Cotton District with live performances, a 5k race, pet parade, and arts and crafts each Fall. Learn more about festivals and events in downtown Starkville.
Looking for year-round fun? See a play at the Starkville Community Theater or visit the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum. Stop by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, where you can see a variety of Coca-Cola memorabilia and pop in the Starkville Area Arts Council to view artwork exhibits by local artists.
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Several distinct and historic districts are located in or adjacent to Starkville’s extended downtown area.
The Cotton District is nationally known model for new urbanism. The Greensboro District has Victorian, Tudor-revival and craftsman style architecture. The Nash Street Historic District contains Tudor-revival, craftsman and colonial-revival style architecture. The Overstreet District featuring ornate Queen Anne to folk, Victorian, colonial-revival & mid-20th century craftsman and bungalow style houses.