It’s known as the “City with Soul.” Jackson, Mississippi has friendly people, festivals and fun things to do for every age group and price point. As you plan your trip, here are a few Jackson, MS attractions we recommend checking out!
The Mississippi River
Go boating or fishing on the Mississippi River, the longest river in North America and the ninth largest body of water in the world! There are plenty of options for an adventure on the Mississippi River!
The Alamo Theatre has evolved from a western and African-American film establishment to a place that hosts historic artists like B.B. King and Nat King Cole. It’s Mississippi’s own not-for-profit theatre, serving the Historic Farish Street District for over 70 years.
Old Capitol Museum
You can tour the grand dam of Mississippi politics and view dioramas and exhibits that trace the city’s history at the Old Capitol Museum. The building that served the state from 1823 to 1903 also includes a large collection of Jefferson Davis memorabilia.
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Experience the world of live classical and popular symphonic music at the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. It’s the largest professional performing arts organization in the state.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame
If you’re a sports gal or guy, this is a must to add to your list. Tour the museum, which recalls Dizzy Dean and other sports greats.
There’s so much to do at the Jackson Zoo. It houses monkeys, large cats and more than 250 other types of animals. There’s also a carousel and concessions!
Russell C Davis Planetarium
Here you can be wowed by giant stars, glowing planets and distant galaxies! It’s all shown on a giant wrap-around screen. This is one of the largest planetariums in the south.
Jackson Grove Park Golf Course
Make time for some golf on your trip. The Jackson Grove Park Golf Course is located at 1800 Walter Dutch Welch Drive in Jackson, MS.
These are just a few of the many Jackson MS attractions you should visit during your stay. As you begin planning, we encourage you to learn more about The Fairview Inn, the city’s only AAA four-diamond small luxury hotel. You’ll have a unique lodging experience in this 1908 Colonial Revival mansion! It is one of the few architecturally designed homes of that period remaining.
The Fairview Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is in a convenient location, one that is adjacent to Millsaps and Belhaven Colleges. It’s also close to downtown Jackson’s arts, theater, museums and shopping.
Boasting eighteen luxurious guest rooms, the Inn serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. It has a private guest lounge for relaxation, a game room for fun and a spa for rejuvenation. The Fairview Inn is known as “the place to stay in Jackson.”
One of approximately 350 Select Registry members, the Fairview Inn ensures a wonderful time on your trip, one you will experience at any of our great Mississippi b&b's. Click here to sign up for our Select Registry Rewards program. For each overnight stay, you’ll earn points toward a $100 Reward Certificate! Read on to find out how it works.
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