300 East Capitol St Jackson, MS 39201 +1 601 359 3175
The stunning antebellum mansion that is the home of Mississippi's governor is also widely considered to be a primo example of Greek Revival architecture in the United States. Mississippi's chief executives have resided in the stately manor ever since 1842, which ranks it number two in the race for continuously occupied governor's residence. Guided tours are available every half hour during public hours. Admission is free.
839 North State Street Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 960 1582
Operated by the city of Jackson, this art gallery is housed in one of the oldest buildings in the area, dating back to the 1860s. Dedicated to promoting local contemporary artists, it features the work of up-and-coming Mississippi artisans. The permanent collection includes the work of Andrew Bucci and William Hollingsworth. On the first Sunday of each month, a reception is given, and a new exhibition is unveiled. Admission is free.
2148 Riverside Drive Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 354 7303
Come explore "Mississippi's Web of Life" with a visit to this natural science museum. An octagonal skylight dominates the building, and beyond the perimeter of glass walls are replicated habitats of many of Mississippi's indigenous animals. A 100,000-gallon aquarium is home to more than 200 fish, reptiles and amphibians. Journey into "the Swamp," which contains alligators and such, or hike through 300 acres of carefully preserved forest.
4736 Clinton Boulevard Jackson, MS 39209 +1 601 960 1894
These grounds, created by Mynelle Westbrook Hayward as the ultimate home garden, were acquired by the city of Jackson in 1973. The seven acres of quiet countryside feature several distinct gardens, with pathways, pools and reflecting ponds. The estate has been used for garden parties, civic functions and as a retreat for World War II veterans. The facility is now used for a variety of functions including wedding receptions and corporate meetings. A gift shop features the work of Mississippi craftsmen.
2918 W Capitol St Jackson, MS 39209 +1 601 352 2580
Not far from downtown Jackson, this zoo was founded more than 85 years ago. From modest origins, the park has expanded over the years to include animals from all over the globe, including a new lorikeet exhibit. In addition to housing the region's most impressive collection of primates and big cats, the park's Discovery Zoo has been recognized by the New York Times Travel Guide as one of the top children's zoos in the Southeast. Admission is USD5.30 for adults, USD3.25 for senior citizens. Children aged 2-12 USD2.70.
This museum in the heart of Jackson's historic black community offers exhibits, documents and artifacts that represent the African-American experience in Mississippi, with a special attention paid to the Farish Street Historical District. Housed in the first public school for African-American children in Jackson, this facility is a treasure of cultural study and research. Displays highlight the contributions of Southern blacks to all facets of life. The cultural center sponsors regular workshops and annual events, such as the yearly Festival of Christmas Trees each December. Gift shop on premises.
100 South State Street Jackson, MS 39201 +1 601 359 6920
This is one of the South's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this majestic building was Mississippi's state capitol from 1839-1903. The history of Mississippi, from the dawn of time to the modern day, is outlined here. You will find exhibits that include thorough treatments of Native American history, colonial times, the Big Cotton culture, the Civil War and more. The museum is closed on major holidays. Group tours are available; call in advance for information.
1199 Mississippi Street Mississippi State Fairgrounds Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 353 0603
Located at the Mississippi Fairgrounds Complex, the Mississippi Coliseum is one of Jackson's premier indoor venues. In addition to hosting conventions, public shows, and musical concerts, the Coliseum is home of the Jackson Bandits professional hockey team. It has a permanent seating capacity of 6,500, with an additional capacity for 2,650 temporary seats. Space for 130 8x10 booths is available for trade shows. Special amenities such as light and sound facilities, comfortable dressing rooms, and ample parking make this a top-flight venue for all sorts of special events.
2531 North State St Jackson, MS 39216 +1 601 354 6021
This traditional horseshoe shaped stadium (a.k.a. A.C. Butch Lambert Field) is the home of the Jackson State University Tigers football team and the famous Jaycettes. Besides the standard Saturday football mayhem, the 60, 492 seat facility hosts the high school state football championships. It is also the place where big name national touring acts play in the summertime.
3200 Woodrow Wilson Avenue Jackson, MS 39209 +1 601 960 1905
One of Jackson's two public 18-hole courses, the Sonny Guy Golf Course offers pleasant fairways and well-maintained greens to golfers of all skill levels. The course features a pro shop, a club with a small restaurant, and personal instruction from Harold Burt, the club pro. Greens fees for 18 holes cost $6 on weekdays and $8 on weekends. Nine hole rounds will cost you $5 during the week and $8 on weekends.
Over the years, the state of Mississippi has proven itself
a fertile breeding ground of athletic talent, and this museum pays tribute to this lineage. Archival footage can be viewed at interactive kiosks, while jerseys, trophies, gear and photos ...
When it first graced the capital city's skyline in 1924,
this building soared as Jackson's only bona fide skyscraper. Noted for its distinctive lines and crenellated clock tower, a close observation reveals it as nothing less than a scaled ...
This is one of the South's finest examples of Greek
Revival architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this majestic building was Mississippi's state capitol from 1839 1903. The history of Mississippi, from the dawn of time ...