1207 Mississippi Street Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 961 4000
Located just east of downtown at the corner of High and Pearl Streets, this sprawling expanse is used year-round for special events and popular commercial and state-sponsored functions. The Mississippi Coliseum, home of the Jackson Bandits, stands proudly on the grounds, as do the Mississippi Trade Mart and the Kirk Fordice Equine Center , which is used for equestrian and livestock events. The oldest fairgrounds in the Southeast, the complex is home each October to the festive Mississippi State Fair, and each February hosts the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show.
1200 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216 +1 601 981 4664
Opened in 1975, this comfortable stadium is home to the Jasckson Senators, the city's minor league baseball team, and also hosts various large-venue events throughout the year. The bleacher seats are so close to the action, you might think you are playing rather than watching. Special promotions are hosted throughout the season, such as Thirsty Thursdays, when all beverages cost USD1. Tickets for Generals games cost USD4 for general admission and go up from there based on seat location.
1500 Peachtree Street Jackson, MS 39202 +1 800 960 5940
Located just north of downtown Jackson, this highly regarded liberal arts college is set on a handsome 42-acre campus that features some of the finest Southern architecture in the area. Belhaven was founded in 1883 by the Presbyterian Church. Its fifteen departments grant five undergraduate degrees in more than 20 disciplines, including humanities, science and ministry. Playing host to many educational conferences and symposiums, the campus is close to many of Jackson's attractions and lodging facilities.
2140 Riverside Drive Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 987 3923
This sprawling state park is located just outside of Jackson and incorporates over 500 acres of woodlands. In addition to several miles of hiking and nature trails, the park features a public nine-hole golf course with a clubhouse and driving range, meeting rooms, a swimming pool, picnic areas, playgrounds and tennis courts. Boat rentals are available on the park's lake, and fishing is permitted in season. For real outdoorsmen, campsites are provided for both recreational vehicles and tents. The engaging, educational Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is located nearby. Open year-round. Admission charged.
380 South Lamar Street Jackson, MS 39201 +1 601 960 1515
This museum houses more than 3,000 works, including the world's largest collection of art by Mississippi craftsmen. It is also home to the world's largest collection of art that reflects the cultural and historical heritage of the state. Visitors find an amazing display of Southern photography, native crafts and folk art, with a strong emphasis on homegrown talent. The Mississippi Museum of Art also sponsors a complete schedule of educational programs, lectures and special forums. Admission is USD5 for adults, USD4 for seniors, USD3 for college students and USD2 for students.
120 South State Street Jackson, MS 39201 +1 601 354 7207
This imposing downtown monument honors the memory of the thousands of brave Mississippians who have given their lives in defense of our country in every war. A remarkable cast aluminum elevator is one of the most noteworthy aspects of the structure, which features panels and doors painted in panorama to depict the Battle of Ackia. Inside the building an informative military museum covers Mississippi's role in American war history from 1776 through Vietnam. Admission is free.
333 North Farish Street Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 352 3365
Located in the Farish Street Historical District, the Alamo Theater was built in the 1940s and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. A cornerstone of the area's black business and social community through the years, the building has served as a meeting hall, a movie cinema, and a performing arts theater. As recently as a generation ago, the Alamo was the local host to black Vaudeville performances and black bands. Now owned and maintained by the Mississippi Association for the Preservation of Historic Places, the historic 524-seat theater still puts on a regular schedule of entertainment events.
300 N Farish St Mill Street to Lamar Street Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 949 4000
This area in downtown Jackson stretches from Amite Street to Fortification Street and from Mill Street to Lamar. For more than 100 years, this 125-acre spread has served as the unofficial center of black culture in Mississippi's capital. The neighborhood is home to both residences and businesses, and many of its historic buildings have been in continuous use for more than a century. Farish Street was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as a neighborhood and contains almost 700 individually recognized Historic Places within its parameters.
This two-story classic revival brick structure was built in 1903 by Thomas Hill, uncle of Kermit Wells Holly; thus, the interesting name. Located in Jackson's Farish Street district, the Hill-Holly has witnessed nearly a hundred years of local African-American history from its perch on North Farish. Today, it is the proud home of Jackson's leading black newspaper, the Jackson Advocate. Hill-Holly building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours by appointment.
438 North Mill Street Jackson, MS 39202 +1 601 948 4122
Founded in 1938 by Civil Rights leader Percy Greene, the Advocate was conceived to help give a voice to oppressed people in segregated Jackson. Still considered the voice of black Mississippians, this weekly newspaper features news of particular significance to African-Americans and still strives to serve those citizens who find themselves with a limited voice in society. The Advocate's offices are currently housed in the historic Hill-Holly Building that dates to 1903 and is a nationally-registered Historic Place.
This sprawling state park is located just outside of Jackson
and incorporates over 500 acres of woodlands. In addition to several miles of hiking and nature trails, the park features a public nine hole golf course with a clubhouse ...
Opened in 1975, this comfortable stadium is home to the
Jasckson Senators, the city's minor league baseball team, and also hosts various large venue events throughout the year. The bleacher seats are so close to the action, you might ...
Located just east of downtown at the corner of High
and Pearl Streets, this sprawling expanse is used year round for special events and popular commercial and state sponsored functions. The Mississippi Coliseum, home of the Jackson Bandits, stands ...