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Best of Jackson Guide

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Jackson
Hospitality and history make the capital city a great choice for a weekend jaunt. At Smith Robertson Museum, examine African-American struggles and triumphs. Historic Farish Street, a growing entertainment district, reveals a rich Blues heritage. Visit the Old Capitol Museum, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural Science, the Zoo, the Mississippi Children’s Museum, opening in 2011, and more. Find events, accommodations and restaurants to complete your experience in a city with soul.

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Mississippi Children's Museum
Mississippi Children's Museum
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... 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
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
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... 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
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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State Capitol
State Capitol
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... 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
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Government Buildings
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Old Capitol Museum
Old Capitol Museum
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... 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
Attraction type: History Museums
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Mississippi Museum of Art
Mississippi Museum of Art
Owner description: The Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state and has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. Come enjoy our exhibitions, events... more Owner description: The Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state and has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. Come enjoy our exhibitions, events, and The Art Garden year round. Admission to the Museum is free, with the exception of some special ticketed exhibitions. Art is the story. Find it here. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Iron Horse Grill
The Iron Horse Grill
Ranked #1 of 355 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: $9 - $31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Mexican, American
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
Babalu Tacos and Tapas
Ranked #2 of 355 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Seafood, Spanish
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lou's Full-Serv Southern Restaurant
Lou's Full-Serv Southern Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 355 Restaurants in Jackson
Price: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Walker's
Walker's
Ranked #4 of 355 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: American
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Drago's Seafood Restaurant
Drago's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 355 Restaurants in Jackson
Cuisines: Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Value Place Jackson, MS (Byram)
2.5 of 5
Value Place Jackson, MS (Byram)
$38 - $72
Ranked #12 of 45 Hotels in Jackson
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Comfort Inn & Suites Byram
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Byram
$83 - $112
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Byram
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Byram
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Byram
$96 - $136
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Byram
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jackson- Flowood
$91 - $156
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Flowood
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowood Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Flowood Inn & Suites
$88 - $108
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Flowood
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Fairfield Inn Jackson Airport
2.5 of 5
Fairfield Inn Jackson Airport
$81 - $129
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Pearl
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Fairview Inn
4.0 of 5
Fairview Inn
$225 - $375
Ranked #1 of 4 Jackson B&B and Inns
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