If you’re road-tripping from Memphis to New Orleans, you’ll probably drop in Jackson. It’s an ideal stopping point if you’re following Route 55 and a fantastic location for a little outing, or over night stay to rest up. Not just that, there are loads of the very best things to do in Jackson that are dotted all throughout the city.
So, to make your journey through Mississippi simple and great, I’m sharing a few of our preferred finds and locations in Jackson that deserve going to whilst in the city.
Have a remarkable time driving and checking out the city through Mississippi itself!
1.) Mississippi Museum of Art
Okay, so among our preferred areas in Jackson needs to be the Mississippi Museum of Art. Taking a couple of hours to walk around, you’ll have the ability to check out a few of the state’s most valued art pieces.
Not just that, it hosts loads of short-lived exhibits around culture that alter throughout the year.
Oh yeah, and do not forget; The Museum of Art uses totally free admission on Thursday nights that makes for an absolutely simple stop whilst driving through the city.
2.) Duling Hall (and music locations)
If you’re remaining for a night or 2 in Jackson, make sure to watch out for any program or gigs that may be accompanying your see.
Make sure to take a look at locations like the Duling Hall, and even the Jackson Convention Center and see your preferred band or comics live. It’s a fantastic method to get a ‘feel’ for Jackson and the surrounding location around Fondren.
Alternatively, you can head to see a funny program at the Fondren Playhouse and laugh the night away. The Fondren Playhouse is a fantastic theatre that hosts a range of funny programs and has a program for every single taste. Simply make sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time.
Also, if you’re in this location of Jackson, pop over to the unfussy area of Bully’s— a soul food dining establishment simply on the fringes of Jackson. It’s an absolutely Southern affair and their beef ribs and catfish are so great.
3.) Mississippi State Capitol Building
Built-in the early part of the 20th Century, going to the Mississippi State Capitol Building is among the very best things to do in Jackson if you wish to check out a few of the city’s older structures.
Perched simply off High Street, the Mississippi State Capitol Building is best seen with this official guided tour (which is completely complimentary). Not just will you get to discover more about the state capitol however you’ll likewise get to take a sly peek inside among the state’s most remarkable structures.
4.) Supreme Court of Mississippi
Okay, so I’m not attempting to take you around all the federal government structures of Jackson, however there are a couple of that are well worth viewing as you walk the city.
Just off the Farish Street historical district of Jackson, The Supreme Court of Mississippi is truly simple to find, particularly if you’re currently going to the Capitol Building.
Just do not get too thrilled, you will not invest longer than 5-10 minutes here, however it’s well worth identifying as you’re currently trying to find all the very best things to do in Jackson that are dotted all throughout the city.
5.) Mississippi Governor’s Mansion
Home of the State Governor because the 1800s, the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is among Jackson’s historical areas you can’t miss out on.
Situated simply off East Capitol Street, the Governor’s Mansion is well worth looking inside. Simply make certain to book your free tour with the Governor’s Mansion themselves. Trips run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday early mornings. If you desire to check out one of Mississippi’s National Historic Landmarks,
It truly is one of the finest things to do in Jackson.
6.) Mississippi Freedom Trail
Yeah, it’s not simply in Mississippi, however the Freedom Trail has several markers in Jackson and it’s well worth seeing those as you check out the city and more afield.
Of course, you’re going to stop at locations like; Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National, the Greyhound Bus Station and the marker at the Woolworth’s Sit-In (on Capitol Street).these itineraries To get a more schedule for the Civil Rights Trail paths in other states, take a look at
that’ll direct you to each marker.Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Afterwards, do not forget to take a look at the
, too. It’s a fantastic method to find out more about the state and country’s civil liberties has a hard time and the history around occasions. Leading idea: it’s well worth providing yourself a great couple of hours to check out.
7.) Mississippi State Fairgrounds
Visiting the Mississippi State Fair is among the best things to do in Jackson which hosts loads of occasions, home entertainment and culture throughout the entire year. Now, the Mississippi State Fair is usually kept in October and is well worth experiencing if you’re in Jackson at the time.
There are trips, stalls, food, reveals; you call it, it’s at the Mississippi State Fair. Simply do not forget the sweet floss!
Looking for some more sporting occasions? Head over to Trustmark Park and cheer on the Mississippi Braves. The Mississippi Braves are a minor-league baseball group. This is a fantastic location to see an expert baseball video game and cheer on the home group.
8.) Eudora Welty House
Home to the nationally-renowned author, Eudora Welty, the author Eudora Welty House stands happily on Pinehurst Street to this extremely day.
Now, if you’re something of a bibliophile, this area will quickly be among the very best things to do in Jackson when you go to the city.small fee for entry Best of all, you can really take a trip of your house and discover more about Welty and the history of her writing in between Tuesday and Friday. There is a
, however it deserves it for the experience.
9.) Smith Park
Straight opposite the Governor’s Mansion, Smith Park is a fairly little location in Jackson to chill. Now, to offer context, you will not truly be going to Smith Park for a huge walk– it’s not Central Park like in New York!
Once getting here in Jackson, make sure to inspect if there are any live occasions or music going on in Smith Park. It’s well worth going to then. I would not hurry to Smith Park otherwise.
If that’s not your thing, walk or bike trip on the Greenbelt and delight in the stunning surroundings of Jackson. The Greenbelt is a 22-mile path that goes through the city of Jackson. It’s well worth it on a warm day.
10.) Belhaven Historic District
Visiting the historical district of Belhaven is among the very best things to do in Jackson if you wish to check out a few of the long history of the city.Eudora Welty House Of course, you’re going to go to
(that I discussed, earlier), however you can likewise see a lot more.
Don’t forget to pop over to the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s art studio and develop your own work of art. The Mississippi Children’s Museum’s art studio has a range of art materials and activities. If you desire to keep the kids amused, it’s so much enjoyable for the household and well worth going to.
Saying that simply up the roadway is the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Going to is among the very best things to do in Jackson to learn more about the history of farming and forestry in Mississippi. Believe me, it’s more remarkable than it sounds. It has loads of displays and activities that are both instructional and enjoyable and truly simple for all the household to like.E & L Barbeque For some yummy BBQ, head over to
It’s a no-frills kinda location however their food is first-class!
11.) Medgar Evers Home Medgar Evers home Nestled on Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, the
is a nationwide monolith that’s completely worth going to when checking out Jackson.
Now run by the National Parks Service, you can head inside the museum and discover more about the tradition and life of Medgar and Myrlie Evers. Their tradition as Civil Rights activists is similarly heartbreaking and simply extraordinary to become aware of.
Afterwards, for a walk, drive over to the Mynelle Gardens which houses among the state’s finest arboretums. It’s a fantastic location to chill and unwind before leaving Jackson.The Very Best Of Great Britain!
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