Things to Do in Jackson

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  • Carolina_Christine
    North Carolina9 contributions
    A highlight of our trip to the Mississippi Delta, this museum has world-class level displays, engaging information in multi-media formats that draw in visitors. We spent five hours and still didn't see it all. Sunday admission is free! Kudos to the state for their investment in presenting the important civil rights events of Mississippi.

    An added unexpected treat was the high quality offerings from the museum's cafe, the Nissan Cafe by Nick Wallace, from the Food Network. Outdoor seating is available right near the cafe.

    So much of Mississippi civil rights history is America's history. This museum is worth a trip to Jackson in and of itself. Highly recommend visiting for at least a day. Then with extra time, you can see the Museum of Mississippi History (which had displays on musician Marty Stuart as well as the Green Book) and go to Eudora Welty's home.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • MomoC2000
    2 contributions
    Need to get out the summer heat? This is a great place to visit and really keeps the kids attention! Friendly staff and great facilities! Will be back.
    Written June 30, 2022
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  • dpr8
    San Francisco, CA62 contributions
    You can visit it as part of a free tour, or on your own. Opted for the latter. Nice capitol, worth visiting if in the area. Just be warned, it is visited by school groups, so it can get noisy. There were a few when I visited.
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • Nora_S57
    Boston, MA48 contributions
    Watch the national park video first. Powerful to see what happened to a him, fighting for human rights. Tragic, and then inspiring to see where Myrlie Evers took
    the cause.
    Written January 1, 2022
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  • Passport53
    Oxford, AL143 contributions
    I have been to several Children's Museums over the years and typically you can expect extremely high prices and broken or poorly functioning exhibits (looking at you water cannons). We stopped here while traveling through Jackson and this one had neither. 10 dollars a person is extremely reasonable for the attractions inside. They had plenty of play areas with tunnels, which is what kids really want when they go to these places. It was also very bright and open inside which made it more pleasurable to be in.

    It was also EXTREMELY clean. The restrooms were immaculate, which is saying something for this type of establishment. I saw one gentleman throughout our visit who seemed liked his sole job was to make sure this place was spotless!
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Barry C
    Royal Oak, MI39 contributions
    The Old Capitol building and its restoration is interesting. They did a nice job of identifying state historical figures, even fairly obscure ones. To a native this is probably more meaningful than to a visitor. A visitor can probably see what they care about in an hour.
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • HynesMom
    New Orleans, LA65 contributions
    First-class museum in the heart of Jackson. Great exhibits, all displayed very well. I loved this museum and would go again in a heartbeat.
    Written September 6, 2021
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  • Chuck Buck
    18 contributions
    Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum – We enjoyed this museum a lot. About 2/3 outside exhibits and 1/3 inside. We spent just over 3 hours here. Very inexpensive costing, I think our senior tickets were $5.
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • HynesMom
    New Orleans, LA65 contributions
    What a treat! The house has been left much as it was when Ms. Welty lived there. The staff are lovely. A wonderful tribute to a legendary writer.
    Written September 2, 2021
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  • Chuck Buck
    18 contributions
    Museum of Mississippi History was by far our favorite of all the places we visited in Jackson. It is located in the same building as the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum so you can see both in the same stop. The building also has a nice casual restaurant that was very reasonable. If you plan to see both you can easily spend 5 or 6 hours here.
    Written May 9, 2022
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  • Jonathan F
    Columbus, OH68 contributions
    I had read some reviews and wanted to come by and check it out since they allowed pups. Upon arrival we really were taken back by the space as the decor was awesome! We grabbed a beer and found out due to MS laws that they couldn't sell mixed drinks on property but they did have tours where we can taste. So after a short wait until the next tour we had a great walk through with Zack and ended with some tastings. My wife and I enjoyed the vodka and bourbon (we aren't gin fans). After the tour I stopped by the gift shop for a hat and a bottle of bourbon for home since not distributed in Ohio as of yet. If I'm ever back in the area I will def be stopping back by!
    Written March 4, 2020
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  • hopalongrving
    Mississippi999 contributions
    $113.40/ week with military discount

    W/E site with small concrete pad, picnic table and fire pit
    Trails throughout the park including a trail to the natural history museum
    Laundry and bathhouse
    Located < 3 miles from downtown Jackson
    Access code for entering/leaving the park
    Lake views for most sites

    Cons
    Older park with low hanging power/tree limbs not ideal for larger rigs
    Though listed on the map the golf course has long been closed
    Single dump-station located at the entrance of the park
    Written March 13, 2021
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  • bobca1947
    home661 contributions
    I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. I have visited several civil rights and african american museums over the years, and this is one of my favorites. Their displays and information often give a different perspective to the slave experience and history. I learned a lot and encourage you to learn there as well.
    Written February 19, 2020
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  • HynesMom
    New Orleans, LA65 contributions
    Decent zoo, especially for the price. Good number of animals, even though there were a lot of exhibits that didn't have animals. I wish more of the animals had company - a lot of the exhibits only had one (giraffe, bear, tiger, etc.). There are a lot of areas that need some love.
    Written September 6, 2021
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  • Peter D
    Newton, MA56 contributions
    Margeret Robeson gave a terrific tour of the Governor’s Mansion, complete with history of the building, residents, and garden. We went during off times, and had the incredibly knowledgeable Ms Robeson all to ourselves. It is a beautiful building the people of Mississippi should be proud of.
    Written March 9, 2020
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