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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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  • Chuck E. Cheese's 601-956-5252
    6352 Ridgewood Court Road, Jackson, MS 39211
    Video games, high-tech simulator rides, the Skytubes attraction, kiddie rides, pizza, and more. more info  map

  • Inflatable Kingdom Kidz Zone 769-218-2630
    1153 Metrocenter, Jackson, MS 39209
    A family entertainment center located on the lower level of Metrocenter Mall in Jackson. Inflatable Kingdom delivers bounce houses and waterslides in central... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Eudora Welty House & Garden 601-353-7762
    1109 Pinehurst Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    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... more info  map

  • Manship House Museum 601-961-4724
    420 East Fortification Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    Located near the State Capitol
    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;... more info  map

  • Medgar Evers Home Museum 601-977-7839 or 601-977-7710
    2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, Jackson, MS 39213
    Medgar Evers was assassinated in his driveway in 1963. Now a historic house museum operated by Tougaloo College, it contains period furnishings, exhibits, and Evers... more info  map

  • Mississippi Governor's Mansion 601-359-6421
    300 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    The Mississippi Governor's Mansion is the second oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States. A National Historic Landmark, the Mississippi... more info  map

  • Mississippi State Capitol 601-359-3114
    400 High Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    The Mississippi State Capitol has been the seat of Mississippi's government since 1903. The building is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for... more info  map

  • Oaks House Museum 601-353-9339
    823 North Jefferson Street, Jackson, MS 39296
    "The Oaks" (the Boyd House) is one of Jackson's oldest dwellings. This Greek Revival-style cottage is one of few extant structures that survived the burning of Jackson... more info  map

  • Old Capitol Museum 601-576-6920
    100 South State Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    A National Historic Landmark, the Old Capitol is "one of the country's premier examples of Greek Revival public architecture." Restored to its original grandeur, the... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Flora Public Library 601-879 -8835
    144 Clark Street, Flora, MS 39071
    A branch of the Madison County Library System, the Flora Public Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, and on... more info  map

  • Margaret Walker Center, The 601-979-3935
    1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217
    Jackson State University
    "An archive and museum dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and dissemination of African-American history and culture," the Margaret Walker Center's main goal... more info  map

  • Mississippi Department of Archives & History 601-576-6850
    200 North Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    The William F. Winter Archives & History Building
    A comprehensive historical agency founded in 1902, "the department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Brown's Fine Art & Framing 601-982-4844
    630 Fondren Place, Jackson, MS 39216
    Specializes in fine art and custom framing services. Appraisal, custom shipping, and installation services are available. more info  map

  • Fondren Art Gallery & Framing 601-981-9222
    3242 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216
    Features original drawings, sculptures, abstracts, and paintings by local artists. Fondren Art Gallery specializes in archival framing. Art and guitar lessons are... more info  map

  • International Museum of Muslim Cultures 601-960-0440
    117 East Pacagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in Downtown Jackson's Arts District
    "America's first international museum of Muslim cultures."  more info  map

  • Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum 601-432-4500
    1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
    "The mission of the Mississippi Agriculture Museum is to create an environment that communicates the value of past and present Mississippi agricultural lifestyles,... more info  map

  • Mississippi Children's Museum 601-981-5469
    2145 Museum Boulevard, Jackson, MS 39202
    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... more info  map

  • Mississippi Civil Rights Museum 601-576-6800
    222 North Street, Suite 2205, Jackson, MS 39201
    With eight interactive galleries, The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in downtown Jackson "promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and... more info  map

  • Mississippi Museum of Art 601-960-1515
    380 South Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in Downtown Jackson
    The Mississippi Museum of Art's collection includes over 5,500 objects, especially American art from the 19th and 20th centuries by some of the country's most prominent... more info  map

  • Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum 601-982-8264
    1152 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
    Exit 98-B off I-55
    "The mission of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is to preserve, protect and promote Mississippi's rich sports heritage for this and future generations." more info  map

  • Municipal Art Gallery 601-960-1582
    839 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    Located in Downtown Jackson
    Housed in one of the oldest surviving historical structures in Jackson, the Municipal Art Gallery "strives to both promote and encourage contemporary artists and to... more info  map

  • Museum of Mississippi History 601-576-6800
    222 North Street, Suite 1206, Jackson, MS 39201
    Located in Downtown Jackson
    The Museum of Mississippi History explores over 15,000 years of state history via innovative exhibits, educational programs, and hundreds of artifacts. more info  map

  • Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center 601-960-1457
    528 Bloom Street, Jackson, MS 39202
    Through art, artifacts, and photography, The Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center is "dedicated to increasing public understanding and awareness of the historical... more info  map

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Mississippi Petrified Forest 601-879-8189
    124 Forest Park Road, Flora, MS 39071
    "The size of the petrified logs indicates that as living trees, these stone giants were over 100 feet tall, and perhaps a thousand or more years old." Highlights... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Jackson Zoo 601-352-2580
    2918 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39209
    The Jackson Zoo is home to over 200 species of animals. Special events are held throughout the year. more info  map

  • Mynelle Gardens 601-960-1894
    4736 Clinton Boulevard, Jackson, MS 39204
    A botanical garden with shaded walking paths and several sitting areas. more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 601-576-6000
    2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
    Located within historic LeFleur's Bluff State Park, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science's buildings and grounds feature a 91,500 square foot complex overlooking a... more info  map

  • Russell C. Davis Planetarium 601-960-1552
    201 East Pasacagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    "Among the largest facilities of its type in the country," the Russell C. Davis Planetarium was "built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Cathead Vodka 601-667-3038
    422 South Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39201
    Mississippi's first legal still is open for 30-minute tours on Thursdays and Fridays, every hour on the hour; from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. more info  map


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