Quality Inn & Suites Jackson Int'l Airport
360 Gilchrist Drive
Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: (601) 932-4025
Fax: (601) 932-4119
One of the city's many public parks, this splash of green in the city center offers a place to enjoy fun activities from picnicking as well as courts to enjoy outdoor recreation and sports like tennis.
Whether you are bringing a carload of youngsters or an entire industry's worth of executives, this full-service receptive agency can make your tour of Jackson memorable and efficient. Offering customized tour planning and step-on guides to the city and area, Harold Johnson and his friendly staff can cater a sightseeing plan for groups ranging in size from one to 100. As the company operates its own fleet of tour buses, you will not be encumbered with middle men and extra charges. The company's years of local experience translate into a comprehensive and informed tour for all.
Beat the heat with a fun day out with friends and family. This splash park is perfect for a day out on a hot summer afternoon. Especially good for kids, it has plenty of space to have a bit of summer fun.
What was once a rural town is now home to a thriving arts revival district known as Fondren. This region was once the location of the Mississippi Lunatic Asylum, and has since evolved immensely to become a diverse community of residences, shops and performance spaces.
Come explore "Mississippi's Web of Life" with a visit to this natural science museum. An octagonal skylight dominates the building, and beyond the perimeter of glass walls are replicated habitats of many of Mississippi's indigenous animals. A 100,000-gallon aquarium is home to more than 200 fish, reptiles and amphibians. Take a peak into the swamp, which contains alligators and such, or hike through 300 acres of carefully preserved forest.
The Mississippi Children's Museum is a fun-filled place for kids. This museum believes that every child should get ample opportunities to create, explore and discover. Five galleries are permanently on display at the museum. Spread over a large 40,000 square foot area, there are a range of activities and workshops aimed at bringing the creative best in kids. The entire layout of the museum is divided into five key initiatives. These include Health and Nutrition, STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math), Literacy, Mississippi Heritage and Cultural Arts. These areas of exhibits provide children an opportunity to understand the key industries of the state and aspects of its heritage, culture and art. Exhibits on display are quite interactive so that kids get to learn in an engaging environment. Group visits and field trips are organized by the museum during the year. Research-oriented and innovative professional development workshops are also conducted.
The Eudora Welty House & Garden offers a glimpse into the world of award-winning author Miss Welty and her love for plants. Laid by her mother in 1925, the garden spreads over a vast three-quarters of an acre and displays a colorful array of stunning blossoms. Poppies, daylilies, daffodils, and many more beautiful creations thrive here. Benches at regular intervals offer a restful break while you walk leisurely through the five sections. The carefully retained house throws a light on the life of Miss Welty and has some other interesting works of this accomplished writer and photographer. A walk to this location is a surely enriching experience.
Thought to be the oldest standing house in Jackson, this handsome residence was built by James Hervey Boyd, Jackson's three-time mayor during the 1850s. Now owned by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, the museum is furnished with period furniture throughout, including a sofa from Abraham Lincoln's law office in Springfield, Illinois.
This imposing downtown monument honors the memory of the thousands of brave Mississippians who have given their lives in defense of their country. The remarkable cast aluminum doors and panels are the most noteworthy aspects of the structure, and feature depictions of the state's war efforts through the years. Inside the building informative exhibits chronicle Mississippi's role in American war history from 1776, through the Vietnam War. Admission is free.
This is one of the South's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this majestic building was Mississippi's state capitol from 1839-1903. The history of Mississippi, from the dawn of time to the modern day, is outlined here. You will find exhibits that include thorough treatments of Native American history, colonial times, the Big Cotton culture, the Civil War and more. The museum is closed on major holidays. Group tours are available; call in advance for information.
Over the years, the state of Mississippi has proven itself a fertile breeding ground of athletic talent, and this museum pays tribute to this lineage. Archival footage can be viewed at interactive kiosks, while jerseys, trophies, gear and photos are displayed proudly on the walls. Over 500 recorded interviews and biographies feature home state favorites Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Archie Manning, Ralph Boston and Dizzy Dean. A charming gift shop allows guests to take home a little bit of Mississippi sports history. Reservations required for tour groups.
To the casual visitor, this may seem like a peculiar attraction, but not when one considers the role that Mississippi's two most significant industries have played in the history and economy of the state. The Agriculture and Forestry Museum features over 40,000 square feet of exhibition space, displaying artifacts, machinery and documents that pay tribute to farmers and lumbermen throughout Mississippi's history. The museum gift shop serves a limited menu of refreshments and offers a variety of unique and educational souvenirs. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children ages 6-18, and $.50 for children 3-5.