Jackson, Mississippi

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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Attractions in Jackson, Mississippi

Amusements

  • Hangout Family Fun Center

    981 Highway 80 West, Doc 35
    Jackson, MS 39204
    Across from Battlefield Park
    601-397-6983
    A safe, fun place for kids, teens, and families. They have weekly youth dances every Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m.
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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Alamo Theater

    333 North Farish Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    601-352-3365
    Built in the 1940s, the Alamo Theater has been a cornerstone of the area's African American business and social community. The building has served as a meeting hall, a movie cinema, and a performing...
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  • Boddie Mansion, The

    500 West County Line Road
    Jackson, MS 39174
    601-977-7842
    The Boddie Mansion is one of the few houses in the Jackson area that withstood the Civil War and now houses the administrative offices of Tougaloo College.
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  • Central United Methodist Church

    500 North Farish Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    This building is an important part of the Historic Farish Street District, because many of the leaders of Black Mississippi attended this church.
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  • City Hall

    219 South President Street
    Jackson, MS 39205
    Historic Downtown
    601-960-1084
    Noted as one of the most beautiful and historic municipal buildings in the nation. One of the few antebellum buildings to survive the burning of Jackson, or "Chimneyville" as it was nicknamed after...
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  • Eudora Welty House

    1119 Pinehurst Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    601-353-7762
    Visit Eudora Welty's Tudor Revival-style home where she lived for over 70 years and wrote almost all of her fiction and essays. One of the most intact literary houses of 65 in America and a National...
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  • Hill-Holly Building

    300 North Farish Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    Historic Farish Street District
    601-352-6923
    This building served as a civic and social meeting place for the Black and Tan Republican Party, The Masons, and Eastern Star organizations. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Medgar Evers Home Museum

    2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive
    Jackson, MS 39204
    601-977-7839
    Home of the significant civil rights leader, houses the relics of his life and work.
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  • Mississippi Governors Mansion

    300 East Capitol Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Historic Downtown
    601-359-6421
    Outstanding Greek Revival mansion that is the second oldest continuously occupied executive residence in America. Served as a hospital during the Civil War and was the scene of Union General William...
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  • Mississippi State Capitol

    400 High Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    601-359-3114
    A Mississippi landmark building and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the current Beaux Arts-style capitol building was designed by Theodore Link to house all branches of the...
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  • Oaks House Museum

    823 North Jefferson Street
    Jackson, MSHistoric District
    601-353-9339
    Jackson's oldest remaining home restored and furnished with period antiques including the sofa from a young Abraham Lincoln's Illinois law office.
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  • Old Capitol Museum

    100 South State Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    601-576-6920
    Restored to its 19th-century appearance, the Greek Revival-style Old Capitol was the first building to house all three branches of the state�s government under one roof. �Jackson�s...
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Bronze Statue of Medgar Evers

    4215 Medgar Evers Boulevard
    Jackson, MS 39213
    601-982-2867
    A life sized bronze statue of Evers was erected on the street that honors his name. The first field secretary of the NAACP, Evers once lived in this neighborhood and remains a symbol of strength for...
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  • Farish Street Historical District

    Farish Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    601-949-4000
    This late 19th-century African American historical district is the largest of its kind in Jackson and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Walking tours showcase a variety...
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Libraries & Research Centers

  • H.T. Sampson Library

    1700 John R. Lynch Street
    Jackson, MS 39217
    Jackson State University
    601-968-2272
    This library houses an impressive selection of portraits, rare book collections and African artifacts.
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  • Margaret Walker Center, The

    1400 J.R. Lynch Street
    Jackson, MS 39217
    Jackson State University - Ayer Hall
    601-979-3935
    "An archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of African-American history and culture," the Margaret Walker Center's main goal is to honor founder Margaret...
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  • State Archives and History Library

    100 South State Street
    Jackson, MSHistoric Downtown
    601-359-6876
    This is the second-oldest state archives department in the nation. A haven for genealogists, it contains U.S. census records, state government documents, microfilmed newspapers, maps, over 1800...
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Museums & Galleries

  • City of Jackson Fire Museum

    355 Woodrow Wilson
    Jackson, MS 39213
    601-960-2433
    Contains records, communication equipment, pictures, helmets, and an 1870 parade uniform. They have the history of the fire department from the 1800's, and educational displays on how to prevent and...
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  • International Museum of Muslim Cultures

    117 East Pacagoula Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in Downtown Jackson's Arts District
    601-960-0440
    America's first and only Islamic history museum, the International Museum of Muslim Cultures celebrates the contributions that Muslims have made to Mississippi, America, and the world while educating...
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  • Jackson Municipal Art Gallery

    839 North State Street
    Jackson, MSDowntown
    601-960-1582
    Located in what was originally a stately private home, this is one of the oldest surviving historic structures in Jackson. The Gallery is a cultural focal point for hundreds of local and regional...
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  • Manship House Museum

    420 East Fortification
    Jackson, MS 39202
    Located Near the State Capitol
    601-961-4724
    One of Mississippi's few examples of a Gothic Revival-style residence and one of only a few antebellum homes left standing after Jackson was burned by the Union troops; the Manship was the home of...
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  • Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum

    1150 Lakeland Drive
    Jackson, MS 39216
    601-713-3365
    Indoor and outdoor exhibits, in a 40-acre complex, bring to life Mississippi's rich agricultural heritage.
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  • Mississippi Children's Museum

    2145 Highland Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202
    601-981-5469
    The 40,000 square foot Mississippi Children's Museum houses around 20,000 square feet of exhibit space that relate to five themes of Mississippi heritage, health and nutrition, literacy, cultural...
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  • Mississippi Museum of Art

    380 South Lamar Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in Downtown Jackson
    601-960-1515
    The Mississippi Museum of Art's permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, prints and unique works on paper by Walter Anderson, Marie Hull, Albert Bierstadt, Arthur B. Davies, ...
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  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

    1152 Lakeland Drive
    Jackson, MS 39216
    Exit 98B off I-55
    601-982-8264
    This Museum is designed for visitors to learn by doing, listening, and reading. Touch screen televisions offer access to footage, achievement data, biographies, and interviews with great Mississippi...
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  • Municipal Art Gallery

    839 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    601-960-1582
    This lovely antebellum home has been converted into a striking gallery which showcases the talents of Mississippi artists.
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  • Richard McKey Art

    3242 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39216
    601-573-1060
    Mississippi artist, Richard McKey, operates this gallery of his own unique pieces. McKey's work is categorized as abstract expressionist, but the displays showcase his versatility as an artist and...
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  • Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

    528 Bloom Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    601-960-1457
    Located in the first African-American public school in Jackson, this museum offers artifacts about the history, art, music, and literature of African-Americans in Mississippi.
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  • War Memorial Building

    120 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    601-354-7207
    A monument in memory of Mississippi soldiers with a museum and a model of the Battleship USS Mississippi.
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Jackson Zoological Park

    2918 West Capitol Street
    Jackson, MS 39209
    601-352-2585
    The Jackson Zoo features more than 350 animals with more than 130 different species. The Zoo features many special events throughout the year.
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  • Mississippi Petrified Forest

    124 Forest Park Road
    Flora, MS 39071
    Located Along U.S. 49
    601-879-8189
    A Registered National Landmark, Mississippi boasts the only Petrified Forest in the Eastern United States. Once massive trees washed away by a mighty river, broken up, and then unearthed by erosion,...
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  • Mynelle Gardens

    4736 Clinton Boulevard
    Jackson, MS 39209
    601-960-1894
    A botanical wonderland and wildlife sanctuary that changes with the seasons.
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Science & Technology

  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

    2148 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202
    Located Near Lakeland Drive
    601-354-7303
    Not-to-be-missed museum showcases Mississippi's living heritage through the use of a 100,000 gallon aquarium, the 1,700 square foot greenhouse "The Swamp", and the 300 acre natural area. Natural...
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  • R.C. Davis Planetarium/McNair Space Theater

    201 East Pasacagoula Street
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in the Downtown Cultural Arts District
    601-960-1550
    Experience the wonders of the heavens and the earth through a magnificent hemispheric theater, in large screen film format, Laser Light Concerts, and Sky Shows. Special educational tools for schools...
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