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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Mississippi Children's Museum is your Destination for Imagination. MCM wants to ignite the spark of creativity that is... more » Owner description: The Mississippi Children's Museum is your Destination for Imagination. MCM wants to ignite the spark of creativity that is inside each and everyone of us and awaken a lifelong passion for learning, exploration and discovery. Visit the Mississippi Children's Museum and get inspired! Open Tuesday through Saturday 9a-5p and Sunday 1p-6p. Admission is $10 per person; children under the age of 1 year are free. « less
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Ranked #2 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon... more » Owner description: Explore Mississippi's biological diversity at this presitigious museum that includes indoor exhibits: a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with native fishes, reptiles and amphibians, plus more than two miles of outdoor walking trails that wind through natural habitats. « less
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Ranked #3 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is... more » Owner description: Patterned after the National Capitol, this has been the Capitol building for the state of Mississippi since 1903. Today it is major tourist attraction as well as the focus of Mississippi state government activities. « less
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Ranked #4 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.
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Ranked #6 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Old Capitol building served the state from 1832-1903 and was later converted into a State Historical Museum. Visitors can... more » Owner description: The Old Capitol building served the state from 1832-1903 and was later converted into a State Historical Museum. Visitors can tour the grand dam of Mississippi politics, plus view dioramas and exhibits that trace the city's history. The museum also includes a large collection of Jefferson Davis memorabilia. « less
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Ranked #7 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Outdoors
The restored gardens of this deceased Mississippi writer.
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Ranked #10 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: ; History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located in Jackson's first public school building for African-Americans, this museum, named after a former slave who went on... more » Owner description: Located in Jackson's first public school building for African-Americans, this museum, named after a former slave who went on to become the first African-American Alderman in Jackson, chronicles the everday lives and culture of people of African decent living in the South during the late 1800s and early 1900s. « less
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Ranked #15 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum recalls Mississippi sports greats, from Dizzy Dean to the Negro League players.
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Ranked #16 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Specialty Shops; Museums
Owner description: Built in 2007, the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland (just north of Jackson)is the home to the Craftsmen's Guild of... more » Owner description: Built in 2007, the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland (just north of Jackson)is the home to the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi.It is situated between the Reservoir and the Natchez Trace.The Center is open 9-5 daily, closed only on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.The Center includes a permanent collection of craft works, the George Berry Gallery with rotating exhibits and a large retail gallery featuring the the work of many of the Guild's 400 members. The Center also offers craft classes, camp, exhibitions, demonstrations and acts as a welcome center for visitors to the area. There is no admission fee. « less
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Ranked #17 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #18 of 40 attractions in Jackson
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Ranked #19 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large cats, monkeys and more than 250 other types of... more » Owner description: Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at this zoo that houses large cats, monkeys and more than 250 other types of animals, plus a carousel, minature train, petting zoo for children, gift shop and concessions. « less
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Ranked #21 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Historic Sites; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #22 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: A stark tribute to Mississippi's war veterans, with a courtyard that replicates the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a museum... more » Owner description: A stark tribute to Mississippi's war veterans, with a courtyard that replicates the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a museum devoted to the state's military history. « less
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Ranked #26 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Specialty Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: Be wowed by giant stars, glowing planets and distant galaxies all shown on a giant wrap-around screen at this engaging... more » Owner description: Be wowed by giant stars, glowing planets and distant galaxies all shown on a giant wrap-around screen at this engaging planetarium, one of the largest in the South. « less
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Ranked #28 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #30 of 40 attractions in Jackson
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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